One day soon, the Coronavirus will be over. But when we do finally emerge from our homes, the world outside is going to look very different. Even if the virus goes away, we’ll still be stuck in the biggest economic crisis of our lifetimes. The predictions are dire: The Office of Budget Responsibility is estimating […]
The dust has long settled on the 2019 election, and we’re now experiencing what is expected to be a full five-year Conservative government under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. With a majority of 80 seats, the government will have essentially a free-hand to enact its will over not just Brexit, but domestic policy too. But how […]
Visualisation credit: Anthony Hearsey Anthony Hearsey describes the image as follows: The image above is a 3D visualisation of the fires in Australia. NOT A PHOTO. Think of this as prettier looking graph. This is made from data from NASA’s FIRMS (Satellite data regarding fires) between 05/12/19 – 05/01/20. These are all the areas which […]
The map above shows the suprising fact that Canadians consume more electricity per person than almost any other country on earth using a staggering 14,930 kWh per person annually. This includes domestic, commercial and industrial use. Only 7 countries consume more electricity per capita and all of them have populations under 10 million people compared […]
While the price of Bitcoin has plunged over 80% from it’s peak in late 2017, Bitcoin’s total energy usage has dropped less than 40%. Nevertheless, as the map above shows, there are surprisingly still 10 countries where it may still be profitable to mine Bitcoin from home (although with some pretty major caveats).