Concentration! - (thankfully not on us)
Botswana bush- lands Okavango Delta. September 2012
Nikon D300 70-300 f4.5 - 5.6G Shot at 300mm f20 1/250th.
2014 Yellowjacket line Black Headed Python (Aspidites melanocephalus)
A new report from the National Research Council finds that the effect of climate change is especially harsh on these islands. Population growth in much of this long coast “is nearly twice the national average,” the report said. Meanwhile, “these same coasts are subject to impact by some of the most powerful storms on earth and the destruction potential of these events is increasing due to climate change and relative sea-level rise.”
And so far, the report added, “as a compassionate nation, we rally each time a disaster strikes and provide resources for postdisaster recovery that far exceed those we are willing to provide to manage risk.”
The panel calls for a regional or even national approach to managing coastal hazards — a “proactive” effort to protect life, landscape and property, rather than the “disjointed and largely reactive approach” that has marked coastal protection efforts.
Until relatively recently, barrier islands defended themselves against rising seas by, in a sense, moving to higher ground: Storms washed beach sand to the islands’ inland side; inlets formed and healed, usually leaving sand deposits behind the islands. This process worked well, as geologists noticed after the Ash Wednesday storm in 1962, a nor’easter that battered much of the East Coast through five high tides. Afterward, they reported that beach recovery was fastest and most robust in areas with the least development.
Image: Aerial view of a breach in the Fire Island National Seashore caused by Hurricane Sandy. Credit: National Park Service.
Mind-blowing 19th century oil paintings depicting elements of North African Islamic society by Austrian Jewish and French artists Ludwig Deutsch, Rudolf Ernst and Jean-Léon Gérôme.
This is Cerveza, the grey banded king snake. <3
My roommate and I have had far too much coffee and I think our neighbors hate us
WHO DID THIS
if this isnt the face of “are you fucking kidding me?” idk what is
he doesn’t even have to look at gavin to know hes doing something stupid
mount usher gardens, ashford, co. wicklow, ireland
september 24, 2014
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