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Images of Human/Environmental Interactions

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The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places.

 

As of 1 p.m. Monday, Boston set a new record for snowiest seven-day period in the city's history with 34.2 inches.


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Paul Farias's curator insight, February 5, 2015 2:16 PM

Not to mention the snow drifts up to 10-12 feet!

Evan Margiotta's curator insight, March 21, 2015 6:39 PM

Human/Environment Interaction is one of the principles of Geography. Weather is about the simplest form of Human/Environment action there is. Weather and climate effect humans in may ways. Both of these have direct impact on agriculture and because of this the rise of civilization in the fertile crescent. But weather doesn't just dictate the rise of agriculture and civilization it effects us everyday. The picture shows Boston covered in record breaking snow fall. This altered many peoples schedules, closed businesses, canceled sporting events, forced people to spend time shoveling snow, gave work for snow plowers, and all in all effected the entirety of Boston.

Corine Ramos's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:18 PM

Weather is one of the most tangible ways in which the physical environment impacts society.  We depend on sunlight and rainfall, we adapt our behaviors to harsh conditions and we are constantly modifying the our environments by heating and cooling our buildings.  This Henry David Thoreau quote reminds us to acknowledge the powerful influence of the environment and to recognize that technological fixes have their limitations.  “Live in each season as it passes...and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” --Henry David Thoreau


Question to Ponder: In what ways does the weather shape and influence culture and spatial patterns in your region?  How can we make our communities more handicap accessible during winter storms and other extreme conditions?


Tags: environment, weather and climate, environment depend, environment adapt, environment modify, disasters.

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Boston and Syria

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Alejandro Restrepo's comment, April 21, 2013 11:49 PM
I came to find out that this was photoshopped, but the message still read the same, except it was Arabic.
Nicholas Patrie's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:03 PM

certainly a powerful picture. as horrible as the Boston bombings were how can anyone imagine living through violence like that day in and day out.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:18 PM

"Boston bombings represent a sorrowful scene of what happens every day in Syria. Do accept our condolences". These words were posted on a banner that was made by some citizens of Syria after the Boston Marathon bombing. Notice the background of the picture. It does not look like a happy place. It almost looks as if the building behind them may have been bombed. After all, the citizens do tell us that bombings happen to occur every day in Syria. Even though they live a torturous life like this day in and day out, they still felt the need to send their condolences which was very respectful. As I look at this picture more and more, I noticed that all of the people holding up the sign are male. Maybe this has to do with the bombings in such that they maybe all lived in that building in the background. It is amazing to me that despite their world being bombed day after day, some are cracking smiles, they manage to hold up their countries flag, and hold their hands up with peace signs.