Maslen’s map of the mythical inland sea of Australia. In the early 19th century, with the majority of the non-coastal areas of Australia still unexplored, the commonly held misconception was that central Australia must have an inland sea and major river system.
Arctic sea ice extent, August 2012. The summer of 2012 the melting season for the sea ice in the #Arctic reached a record low - 4.72 million sqkm. The extent of the ice is an important indicator for climate change and global warming. This #map is prepared by Hugo Ahlenius, #Nordpil using data from #NSIDC. #climatechange #ice #globalwarming