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Today’s Climate change summit at UN HQ

The summit took place just under 80 days before the start of the UN Copenhagen conference. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon stressed: “Climate change is the pre-eminent geopolitical and economic issue of the 21st century” and “We will pay an unacceptable price if we do not act now” [UN]. BioModel comments: these messages are complitely in line with assessments of climate change impact on biodiversity, was performed by our BioModel team.

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BioModel administrates Arctic-in-Art-web

K_passBioModel administrates ArcArt web-page as a contribution to its cultural activity mission. ArcArt is the author’s web about Arctic regions with warm feelings! Poems, songs, prose, painting (sketches, water color, ink, pencil, oil), rare documentary and art photos (TBD) – an integral part of what only looks like ‘white silence’. The core set of the web is the author’s ArcArt mainly related to the East Arctic Regions (Wrangel [Vrangel] and Herald [Gerald] Islands) and researches on its history and nature philosophy. It was expected that some GIS data about nature of the islands would be published soon at the ArcArt-web. This combination (GIS and art) looks unusual, at first sight, but it has help to illustrate a poems about Arctic (Wrangel Island) by a respective rare map (see upper, more details).

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Competition of students’ projects: GIS from ESRI

More details about the competition (ukr.)