Storm Filomena brings an unexpected start to 2021 in Spain.

I never, ever expected to see snow like this in Madrid. Trees are breaking under the weight of snow, all transport is suspended, and there are snow people everywhere! Snow began to fall on Thursday 7 January 2021 and Storm Filomena is exceeding all expectations. According to the news channel rtve, the last time it snowed this much was in 1971.

Here are a few photos I’ve taken over the past few days.

Palacio de Cristal, Parque de Retiro. 7 January 2021.

Platforms such as Resource Watch combine scientific and spatial data to provide insights that help us understand our world and the challenges we face. Image: Resource Watch, accessed 12 November 2020.

Data Science and GIS go hand in hand in the fight against climate change.

The problems we work on — like climate change and biodiversity loss — are transcendent. There’s no single solution to these problems, so we must bring together different communities and fields of work to find them. …

Smoke plumes caused by wildfires cover almost the entire USA. Data: Data: NOAA. 2017. “Hazard Mapping System (HMS) Fire and Smoke Analysis.” Office of Satellite and Product Operations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Accessed through Resource Watch, 18 September 2020

Record-breaking wildfires are burning in the USA — again.

Sometimes, it seems to me that extreme wildfires are a recurring theme in our global headlines. Australia. Brazil. California. But why? Is what we’re seeing unusual? Or are we seeing a pattern that will repeat itself if we fail to act on climate change?

To understand what’s happening and how…

Camellia Williams

Lead Writer at Vizzuality.

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