EurActiv INFOGRAPHIC: War in Syria: Where do the refugees go? EurActiv Only 2.5 to 3 million Syrians have fled the country, residing mostly in refugee camps in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
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The Syrian crisis has caused the exile of millions of citizens. This infographic explains the destinations of theses refugees. This is a contemporary example fitting the course topic populaiton movements.
"Population statistics are like crystal balls -- when examined closely, they can help predict a country's future (and give important clues about the past). Kim Preshoff explains how using a visual tool called a population pyramid helps policymakers and social scientists make sense of the statistics, using three different countries' pyramids as examples."
Well presented explanation of population pyramids and the important data they contain. outlines the shape and how this changes during demographic and econmomic transition, factors that cause change and how population data is used to predict futre and reflects the past social events of a country. Examples of different nations are provided.
Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other. Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population? This one question brings up many more spatial, environmental, political and social questions--this interactive feature nicely addresses many of the pertinent issues in a very accessible manner.
This article relates well to the Population topic in Global Challenges and issues that arise from the present growth patterns.
Birthrates are falling around the world. And that’s O.K.
Why do commentators, like Chicken Little, treat this worldwide trend as a disaster, even collective suicide? It could be because declines in fertility rates stir anxieties about power: national, military and economic, as well as sexual. In reality, slower population growth creates enormous possibilities for human flourishing. In an era of irreversible climate change and the lingering threat from nuclear weapons, it is simply not the case that population equals power, as so many leaders have believed throughout history. Lower fertility isn’t entirely a function of rising prosperity and secularism; it is nearly universal.
Challenges the ideas about the impacts of declining birth rates across the world. Contains interesting graphs of changing Fertility rates from 1950 for the highest and lowest GDP nations. Relevant to Population Geography.
"All couples will now be allowed to have two children, the state-run news agency said, citing a statement from the Communist Party. The controversial policy was introduced nationally in 1979, to reduce the country's birth rate and slow the population growth rate. However, concerns at China's aging population led to pressure for change."
Reflection son teh policy of China in attempts to control population growth and teh lasting effects that this policy has had. After almost 40 years this policy has been changed to allow for ctwo children in an effort to alleviate the growing issues of an ageing populaiton.
This is a great interactive site showing changes in population and the population pyramid for a selectionof countries over 35 year period. It demonstrates well the changing structure of populations and the overall change to teh size of the popluation.
Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.
Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community."
“The Global Flow of People” is a fascinating interactive infographic that visualizes human migration between world regions from 1990 to 2010. The visualization can be viewed in five year increments, which gives a sense of ...
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An interactive infographic which allows the reader to explore new estimates of migration flows between and within regions for five-year periods, 1990 to 2010. By clicking on a region of the World it is possible to discover flows country-by-country.
WORLD A record 33.3 million people around the world had been internally displaced by conflict at the end of 2013—that's 4.5 million more than 2012, an international report said this week. (Reuters)...
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This article provides map and discussion ideas relating to IDPs, reasons for displacement and areas of displacement. Very usefl for Global Challenges Population tooic on movements of the World's people.
"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."
Rapid population growth to affect basic necessities ANTARA Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesias rapid population growth poses a great challenge to the country as it works to provide the populations basic necessities, including clothing, foods and...
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Tis article uses Indonesia as an example of a developing nation and the challenges it faces.
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