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Deforestation in Equatorial Africa

by Peter Elvidge, 4th August 2017 My animation of data from World Bank shows decreasing forest cover in most countries in equatorial Africa with the exception of Gabon over the years 1990 to 2015:

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On Brexit

Brexit looks like bad news to me, whatever the flavour, hard, soft, pink and fluffy, slow or fast. It’s bad news for the UK and its bad for Europe; a lose-lose situation.  Not having a crystal ball, of course I … Continue reading

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For visitors to Marlow ….

For visitors thinking to visit Marlow, Buckinghamshire, I have a little something for you – a curated collection of amenities within the Marlow area – pubs, hotels, doctors, banks, and so forth, expressed on a web mapping application for your … Continue reading

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For visitors to High Wycombe …..

Thinking of visiting High Wycombe ?  I have just the thing for you, a little photographic introduction, 30 photos with map locations from around Wycombe district Also available as a free native smartphone app for Android phones from the Google … Continue reading

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A century of UK temperature change

Data Analysis Project : A century of UK temperatures by Peter Elvidge, 8 November 2015 This Jupyter project notebook reads Met Offfice UK temperature data for the years 1911 to 2014. Plotting this data on a line graph provides a … Continue reading

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Worldwide mortality due to tuberculosis

Data Analysis Project : Worldwide mortality due to tuberculosis (TB) by Michel Wermelinger and Peter Elvidge, 28 October 2015 This is the project notebook for Week 1 of The Open University’s Learn to code for Data Analysis course teaching data … Continue reading

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Half a century of British newspaper readership

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Back in 1971 pretty much every British adult read a newspaper; by 2010 the percentage had dropped to 50% of us reading a newspaper regularly.

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The Checkerboard Illusion

  Take a look at this illusion, in which squares marked A and B look clearly to be different shades of grey, although they are in fact identical in colour. If you don’t believe me, download it and check it … Continue reading

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Something Understood

I’ve become a fan of the BBC radio programme Something Understood. Contemplative, thoughtful it sets just the right mood to start a Sunday morning with. Following Samira Ahmed’s edition on making lists, here is my short list of of desirable … Continue reading

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Falling Rain

Damn, 6am, grey skies and falling rain.  My plans for an early morning run are ruined. bad weather, the favoured complaint of English men and women down the years has intruded my precious schedule, how dare it. What to do, … Continue reading

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