Interactive Map: Gay Marriage in the United States

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Last month, we have shared a U.S. map about same sex marriage in the States after New Jersey became the 14th states to issue same sex marriage license since October 21. Here is another interactive map for showing the updated status that states recognizes same sex marriage after Hawaii joining the line this week.

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This week, Hawaii becomes the 16th state to legalize same sex marriage. Apart from California and Washington, states that recognize gay marriage are still mainly located in the Northwest, the West Coast and the Upper Midwest, which can be seen from the above map.

 

Map Reviews: 2/5 Stars

It is a very simple map that simply highlight those states that recognize same sex marriage. This map can be more informative if:

  • Mouse click description box provides more information or contains an inserted URL to related webpage.
  • States could be categorize into “legalized”, “to be legalized” and “not legalized”, and create category legend for filtering.

Related article about same sex marriage can be seen at:
US Map: Democratic Senator Supports Same-Sex Marriage
World Acceptance towards Homosexual

 

World Map: Cities that Climate Change Will Hit First

Climate changes and global warming are always hot topics in our current discussions. The Washington Post has mapped the findings, which is just published in Nature, a scientific journal, and the two maps can be seen below:

Global Temperature Rise With Carbon Dioxide Mitigation
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Global Temperature Rise Without Carbon Dioxide Mitigation
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According to the new research from University of Hawaii, global temperatures will exceed historical norms as soon as 2047 that it will happen a lot sooner in some places (e.g. 2020 in Manokwari & Indonesia, 2023 in Kingston & Jamaica, 2047 in Washington).

According to the map legend, cities with dark red dots means they are going to be hit by the global warming very soon. Situation in Europe and the United States seem a bit better, but remember that it is better when comparatively saying.

From the above maps, it seems that we cannot avoid the situation, but we can improve the situation and postpone the hit by reducing the Carbon Dioxide.