Luxury cruise to conquer Northwest Passage – #climatechange win for pointless tourism – an annotated infographic

The first large-scale passenger cruise ship – the disingenuously named Crystal Serenity – is scheduled to sail through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic sea route made navigable by steadily shrinking ice cover. The route has never before been attempted by a ship of this size. Whether this is a marvelous new opportunity for regular Joes to traverse the Arctic region in relative comfort or a sad and damning indictment of climate change irrevocably erasing a pristine natural wilderness, we’ll leave that for you to decide. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Luxury cruise to conquer Northwest Passage – #climatechange win for pointless tourism – an annotated infographic

New issue of E&T Magazine now online – the Smart City issue – do you live in one?

Where is the smartest city in the world? What does it look like today? How will it look in the future? These are the questions we set out to answer in our Smart City issue. Conceptually, the Smart City lies where the Internet of Things meets the future of built environment, renewables, transport and growing city populations. Sensors in everything, big data and fast communications networks will provide more efficient use of shared resources, a more pleasant city environment and unimaginable new services. Life will be very different in the future city. Apparently. This has got us wondering what life … Continue reading New issue of E&T Magazine now online – the Smart City issue – do you live in one?