Ever wondered what every major travel route in the world would like like visualised?
Welcome to the Anthropocene maps every land and water transportation route on the planet, using data for the last 250 years. The video was made for the Planet Under Pressure conference.
It would appear we have reached the point at which most of the worlds most serious problems have been solved. Now scientists have turned their attention to other pressing matters, such as:
“Predicting the buoyancy, equilibrium and potential swimming ability of giraffes by computational analysis”
It’s amazing what questions you can answer with data and a little computer modelling. There’s a genuinely fascinating article, which asks the following:
“Does this have any implications whatsoever for anything?”
The fact that this research has answered one of sciences biggest questions serves as both the inspiration and the name for this blog.
Giraffes Can Swim will provide a hub for random things that I find interesting.