What's New/Archive 3
From Global Warming Art
This page documents new content and events related to Global Warming Art.
Following positive coverage of the Sea Level Rise Explorer from Google Maps Mania, TreeHugger, and Salon.com, this site broke all of its historical traffic records. However, the site was also straining under the load. As a result, it was decided that it was time to update the infrastructure that runs the site. As of now, Global Warming Art should be settled into a nice new server that should offer better responsiveness and capacity under load. During this transition, a number of bugs were also fixed and some of the technical capacities have also upgraded. For example, this site now has a native capacity to handle SVGs and render mathematical formula in the same way Wikipedia does.
Hopefully this new server will more than meet our needs and provide room for growth moving forward.
I have added the ability for visitors to this site to suggest edits to pages and upload new images. In both cases, visitor contributions are placed in a "sandbox" and not publicly displayed until they have been reviewed and approved manually. The relevant links to reach these features now appear both on the navigation bar at the top of the page (under "Contribute") and in the toolbox (lower left).
I also fixed the Captcha bug that was preventing "Email this page" from working.
Added Global Population.png showing a graph of the history of global population and projections to 2100.
Reorganized the interface to place main navigation tools in a bar at the top.
Added a "random image" widget to the sidebar, as part of the continuing tinkering with site layout.
We are beginning an experiment into using Google Ads to generate income. We will be watching this closely to evaluate the income generated relative to the apparent bias associated with the advertised content.
Created Annual Average Temperature Map.jpg, Temperature versus Latitude.png, and Temperature versus Elevation.png. These shows a global temperature climatology and how temperature changes versus latitude and elevation.
Created Electricity Use By State.png showing a comparison of the electricity use by the various US states over time.
Update what's new, including filling in missing information back to February 2006.
Created Deglaciation.png showing the lag between temperature change and carbon dioxide changes during glacial terminations.
Created the Sea Level Rise Maps Gallery and the eight associated images.
Update the contact page to include a mailing address.
Created Atmospheric Transmission.png, Atmosphere Transmission Blackbody Only.png, and Atmospheric Absorption Bands.png, showing the absorption bands in the Earth's atmosphere and how that creates a difference between downgoing solar radiation and upgoing thermal radiation.
Added Blue Marble.jpg, a picture of the Earth from space.
Began the process of creating a seperate references namespace.
Added a missing page to Image:Arrhenius.pdf, and reduced the file size.