The Bipedal Atlas #scienceink

By Carl Zimmer | November 21, 2011 6:49 pm

Zsuzsa Megyery writes,

I’m a student at MIT in the Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Science Department hoping to solve the glacially-coupled climate problem of global warming by developing efficient carbon sequestration technology. In honor of our beautiful mother Earth, and as a constant reminder of the places I can go under my own human power, I had the world map, minus Antarctica, tattooed on the tops of my feet in a Mercator projection.

It is deeply personal to me–I am Hungarian, with the European continent on one foot–but grew up in the US–so the Western half is on the other side. I have a minimal carbon footprint on our mother Earth, cycling as much as possible for transportation and even hoping to circum-paddle Antarctica some day.

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  1. The 99 Footsteps | Moshebarabraham2013's Blog | November 27, 2011
  1. Merry

    Hello from one MIT EAPS person to another! I love your tattoo!


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