Indeed, blame me. There was one for a while, but most of the time, it ended up being a lot of CPU to generate a blank globe. Now, it'll probably be a lot less CPU to generate a blank globe, and that's OK. Note that the view is dynamic, though -- the globe will move about as the centre of gravity of the monks moves about. There's a bit of a dodge there to keep the view from going polar, both because it just looked strange to me, and because the cloud map is glaringly bad at the poles... but it will freely rotate east-west -- you aren't being unfairly not shown, there just aren't many of you.