The Google Year-End Zeitgeist: Nature on the Brain

In the 2005 Google Zeitgeist Nature category, the tsunami was the Britney Spears of natural phenomena. While Britney searches escalated at various points in the year (her pregnancy confirmation, the birth of her son), tsunami curiosity abated not long after the disaster. With rumors of separation or divorce on the horizon, it's likely that Britney interest will continue to spike variously in '06. Without another headline grabbing tsunami, it's unlikely that web surfers will have a reason to search. Here are some resources on the not-as-sexy, difficult effort to sustainably rebuild the homes and lives of four-fifths of those still displaced by the disaster. :: National Geographic News, WWF