A free online game about rural poverty in developing nations.
This is a brilliant little simulation game suitable for students following development issues. It is great for any teacher looking at delivering the Australian Curriculum - Geography year 9 topic on food.
This interactive map of coastal Massachusetts and Rhode Island shows some basic flooding data including: 1) where are the flood warnings (essential the entire coastline), 2) how high the storm surge is, and 3) how high the waves are.
TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies. It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem. Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust). This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates.
Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.
ISNLand Acquisitions in the Developing World – the New Resource Imperialism?ISNLarge-scale foreign investments in the farmlands of the developing world have been branded as a new form of 'imperialism'. Is it a new Imperialism? How is this different from China's desire to buy Cubby Station in Australia?
It divides the world into five equal population groups from the richest to the poorest and shows that the richest fifth of the world's population enjoys 87% of the world's income, whilst he bottom fifth earn less than 1%.
CITIES is re-interpreting urban farming as an asset for the city economy. This approach to the subject is neither revolutionary nor especially innovative, yet in the collation of an original set of parameters (community activity, urban landscapes and design applications) with existing approaches, new directions emerge...
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National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service...
When the Pawtuxet River flooded in Rhode Island, I was watching this site to get a sense of how bad the flooding was and to put it in historic context (the National Weather Service has links to live data at many locations). This particular station in NYC at the Battery is important to keep an eye on with Hurricane Sandy because if the strom surge is over 10 feet, the subway system could flood and the issues confronting New York would be devastating. As meterologist Andy Lesage noted, "During Irene it got to 9.5ft, 8-12 inches shy of flooding the subway system so if the Battery gets to something like 10.25+ ft, it will indicate massive damage to the cities' infrastructure." For more see, the Weather Underground and Jeff Masters' analysis.
Tags: disasters,water, physical, NYC, transportation, weather and climate.
This infographic focuses on the cities of London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.
It’s hard to quantify what makes a city "greener" than any other metropolis, but there are some clues: car ownership, green space, bicycle usage, solar installations, recycling, and water consumption are just a few factors that create environmentally responsible cities.
An infographic from HouseTrip lays out what different cities are doing in an easy-to-read format. A handful of major world cities stand out as leaders. This infographic focuses on London, New York, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Stockholm; three of these cities made it into our top 10 smart cities list (two others were runners-up). Each of these cities have statistics worth mentioning. Amsterdam has one bike for every 0.73 people, Copenhagen has legislation requiring all new buildings to have green roofs (this will add 5,000 square meters of vegetation), and only 44% of New Yorkers own a car, compared to 95% of Americans overall.
Visit the link to view the full infographic and to read more about the specific elements that make each featured city 'green'...
Jonathan Glennie: Tackling inequality and poverty is set back when the middle-classes in poor countries aspire to overseas living standards (Interesting take on global inequality MT “@jonathanglennie: As Facebok reaches 1bn, intl.)... Why would you want to give money in tax dollars when you can use them to buy the same standard of living as those in the richer, "more Developed" countries.
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. A fantastic way for geography students to gain an understanding of urbanisation as part of the "development" process for countries. Questions to ask: Where is the rapid rise in urbanisation occurring? Why there? What are the implications for the population living in these centres? Is it an issue to be concerned about at a global, regional, or local scale?
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Every action, every event, every person, everything emits a certain amount of carbon. This interactive visualization examines some of those scenarios. Play around to learn some interesting and surprising information about how much carbon is released during various activities.
Although the U.S. only comprises 5% of the the world’s population, we consume 20% of the world’s energy. Does this make you, as an American citizen, 20 times worse than the average Indian, 4 times worse than the average Brazilian and twice as bad as the average German? Or does it mean you live, work and play that much harder? Take a look and see what you see...