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Feeding 9 Billion

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When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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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.  

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Marcelle Searles's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:38 PM

Useful for Year 9 and 12 Geography 'Feeding the World' unit.

dilaycock's curator insight, April 29, 2014 6:00 PM

Excellent resource from National Geographic that offers a 5-step plan to deal with the issue of feeding the world's population.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

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Adventures in Population Growth | Laird Research

Adventures in Population Growth | Laird Research | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
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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.

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it

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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." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


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A great intereactive showing impacts of people on the global environments. Great for Global challenges and also for Ecosystems at Risk topic in Stage 6 Geography.

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Olga Boldina's curator insight, December 3, 2014 3:25 AM

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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An Interactive Infographic Showing the Global Migration of People ...

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“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.

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Record Number of Internally Displaced Persons

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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.

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Where the extremely poor live

Where the extremely poor live | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it

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dilaycock's curator insight, May 5, 2014 8:52 PM

This information is taken from the World Bank's 2014 report "Prosperity for All." The report looks at "progress to date in reducing global poverty and discusses some of the challenges of reaching the interim target of reducing global poverty to 9 percent by 2020.... . It also reports on the goal of promoting shared prosperity, with a particular focus on describing various characteristics of the bottom 40 percent."

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:48 PM

This graphic reveals the poorest populations and where they live and even though India and China are economic competitors on the global stage they still have the poorest communities. 

IN poor communities, the human place is changed by using less structurally sound architecture and disregarding cultural presence for functionality though holding true to cultural presence in individual lives.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:49 AM

I agree with this article from the Guardian that development should be measured in human rights gains more than economic advancements.  While globalization is taking place and allowing countries to trade and maximize profits, a large percent of people in the world are deprived basic human rights and are entirely forgotten about and not valued.

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The world's biggest refuge

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This is the stark face of the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
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This article fiots into the Migration and refugees section of Global challenges.  Population topic. Provides an insight into what it is like in a refugee camp.

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Changing Earth

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Over the years, ISS astronauts have had a rare opportunity to witness climate change on Earth from space.

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A great illustation of the changes to the environment as a result of increasing technology and population. Plays for 1minute 30.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:05 PM

Cambio climático de la tierra

Sally Egan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:34 PM

A short but fascinating illustration of the rapid changes to areas of teh Earth, observed by astronauts since 2000. Plays for 1 minute 30.  

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, April 4, 2014 7:46 AM
This is a great resource for some of our science classes. It is an interesting presentation of the changes that we are making over time.
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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"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."


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Great insight into a range of issues of development. Each 5 minute program address one issue relation to poverty and development.

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Character Minutes's curator insight, March 13, 2014 1:24 PM

Several character traits could be empasized using theses videos. The wheels in my mind are turning!

 

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:14 PM

Fundraiser event taught by kids

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The links

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Rapid population growth to affect basic necessities - ANTARA

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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'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013 - Forbes

'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013 - Forbes | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
'Dying' Russia Is On Pace To Record Natural Population Growth in 2013 Forbes This means that, if the trends from the January-September period are maintained for the entirety of 2013, Russia will record natural population growth of roughly 13,000,...
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Updated data on the ageing of Russia's population which had previously been declining.

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Refugees - the global plight - Deutsche Welle

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Refugees - the global plight
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Nearly one in three Syrians has fled their homes in fear, either to seek refuge abroad or to end up displaced within Syria.
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Migratio .....Outline of the Syrian refugee situation 

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A Fascinating Chart of the World's Population by Longitude and Latitude - Slate Magazine (blog)

A Fascinating Chart of the World's Population by Longitude and Latitude - Slate Magazine (blog) | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) A Fascinating Chart of the World's Population by Longitude and Latitude Slate Magazine (blog) The historian and cartography Bill Rankin, who maintains the blog Radical Cartography, created the fascinating histograms above,...
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Spatial patterns of the world's population.... Interesting presentation of the location off the global population. 

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Food Prices and Population Health in Developing Countries: An Investigation of the Effects of the Food Crisis Using a Panel Analysis | Asian Development Bank

Food Prices and Population Health in Developing Countries: An Investigation of the Effects of the Food Crisis Using a Panel Analysis | Asian Development Bank | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
Food price inflation and volatility have a significant and adverse effect on the health of the most vulnerable in developing countries. (RT @ADB_HQ: Do rising #food prices adversely effect #health in developing countries?
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Challenges of the developing world. 

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Why Do Rivers Curve?


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A very siual form using simple language to explain the meandering of rivers. Applicable to the course work on Hydrosphere.

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YEC Geo's curator insight, December 7, 2014 8:15 PM

Actually a very good video.  My one quibble is with the introduction, when the narrator talks about mountain streams "carving" their gorges.  The puzzle of how small streams could possibly carve out deep bedrock canyons is an ongoing research problem, and is difficult to resolve from a gradualistic perspective.

Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 27, 12:15 AM

So pretty much, the water controls rivers rather than particles controlling the river. Also, it appears that the motion and strength of the water causes rivers to bend and form in different curves. I'd like to think of it as a ball bouncing from side to side and every time it touches the border land of a river, it expands to the opposite side. However, when the water flow is hitting the side of a river, the opposite side is not getting any force from the water flow. In that case, the side that is not getting hit by the water flow slowly moves to the side that is being by the water flow causing river curves.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, June 1, 2:07 AM

Australian curriculum


The geomorphic processes that produce landforms, including a case study of at least one landform (ACHGK050)


GeoWorld

Chapter 1: Distinctive landform features

Chapter 3: Restless Earth: geomorphic processes 

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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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An outstanding videao explaining the population oyramid and how and why the world's population pyramid is changing fro the traditional pyramid to a block or column shaped graph.

 

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Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:08 PM

Spectacular changes in global demographics, a bit scaring to be honest

Bex Swaney's curator insight, December 5, 2014 12:27 PM

Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 10:47 AM

unit 2

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INFOGRAPHIC: War in Syria: Where do the refugees go? - EurActiv

INFOGRAPHIC: War in Syria: Where do the refugees go? - EurActiv | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
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INFOGRAPHIC: War in Syria: Where do the refugees go?
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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.

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Population pyramids: Powerful predictors of the future

"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."


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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.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:04 PM

Population unit

Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 20, 1:51 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This video was about how demographers categorize data and analyze it. This video showed a few different population pyramids in order to show differences in population in different countries. It showed China as an example and pointed out the remnants of the one child policy 35 years before and how the number of men were higher due to sex selective abortions. They also talked about how the population pyramids could show what stage in the demographic transition model a country was in and how they use them to predict future patterns and changes. 

 

This relates to unit 2 because it covers topics such as population change, demographic transition models, sex composition, population policies and much more. Population pyramids are very useful due to the visualization of sex, age and number composition in a countries population. They are very important in the use of predicting the future change in population because it can tell what the population has gone through in the past and what to expect in the DTM. 

Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 21, 10:43 PM

This video illustrates how population pyramids have the ability to show how populations will rise and fall over time. Pyramids specifically show the population based on a specific age, and illustrates a country's amount of young people in comparison to the elderly. 

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Feeding 9 Billion

Feeding 9 Billion | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
When we think about threats to the environment, we tend to picture cars and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is, our need for food poses one of the biggest dangers to the planet.

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Sally Egan's insight:

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.  

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Marcelle Searles's curator insight, April 23, 2014 8:38 PM

Useful for Year 9 and 12 Geography 'Feeding the World' unit.

dilaycock's curator insight, April 29, 2014 6:00 PM

Excellent resource from National Geographic that offers a 5-step plan to deal with the issue of feeding the world's population.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 1:59 PM

As population continues to grow and agricultural lands dissappear, the issue of feeding the world is becoming a growing concern.

The environmental places of the world are becoming arid and the agrarian places are dwindling affecting the human/environment interaction by introducing agricultural issues.

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Bye-Bye, Baby

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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.


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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. 

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:52 AM

This op-ed from the New York Times provides excellent material for discussing demographic issues, especially regarding declining populations.  Many countries do fear the demographic uncertainty and are actively encouraging pro-natalist policies (with salacious ads such as Singapore's National Night and a Travel agency's 'Do it for Denmark' campaign).  The author of this article though, seeks to quell those fears.  

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 2:18 PM

The dwindling birth rates may be seen as negative to some in a sense of power insecurities, but the reality is that it is great for economic growth and prevents population issues. With high birth rates, movement tends to be higher towards immigration while low birth rates mainly have movement towards urban spaces.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 17, 2014 7:35 PM

Unit 2

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7 Billion: Are You Typical?

Learn more about population: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, ...

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An interesting insight into the World's population composition. It also highklights some of teh real differences which are oftern hiden amongst the 'average' data on global population.

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dilaycock's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:35 AM

Whilst this clip from National Geographic is now over 2 year's old, it provides an interesting insight into the world's population. It also highlights that  describing something as "typical" or "average" often masks the reality.

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Global Oil Reserves

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Who has the oil? http://pic.twitter.com/7Njc7OD8rw


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Fascinating image showing global distribution of Oil resources.

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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 26, 2014 6:03 PM

This graph depcits Sauda Arabia with the most oil reserves in at 262 Billion barrels and in second place coming in at 132 billion barrels is Iran. These barrels are a very important assett to not only the US but to the world. This is why gas is so expensive because most of the time the US has to import it from differnt countries in order to obtain the amount we need for resources and mostly everything is based on oil as far as some fossil fuels are concerned. 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:22 PM

India is demonstrated at 2,000-2,999 in range of bbps. This amount of oil reserves is very important to the revenue of the country and the way that the poeple survive, natural resources such as oil are a very important and costly resource to obtain. Having oil in your country helps with trade and revenue income and trade routes are compiled which helps the economy.

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 19, 8:20 PM

Even though Russia and North America has more natural gas than any other country, Saudi Arabia has the most oil resources than any other country in the world. People who work in the oil industry migrate to Qatar and Kuwait at ages 40-44 because it is closer to Saudi Arabia. Even Kuwait is just as big as Iraq in this map but in reality, it's 20 times smaller. Saudi Arabia's popularity for oil resources spreads throughout the smaller countries that border it such as Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates because most oil resources are not only in Saudi Arabia but also along the Persian Gulf. Iran is also known for oil resources but because Saudi Arabia has a higher population, it borders more countries and its size is more dominant, Saudi Arabia is more popular for its amount of oil resources.

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Syria crisis: 40% of population need humanitarian assistance, says UN - The Guardian

Syria crisis: 40% of population need humanitarian assistance, says UN - The Guardian | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
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Syria crisis: 40% of population need humanitarian assistance, says UN
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Syria's population is around 23 million.
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Infographic for China's Urbanisation | NOST China news

Infographic for China's Urbanisation | NOST China news | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
untitled Here is an infographic for China's Urbanisation produced by the EU-funded Dragon-STAR project. China's urbanisation over the past three decades is a massive phenomenon of scale and speed. In the 1980's, there ...

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Amazing statistics on the urbanisationof China. A fascinating read to supplement work on global population studues.

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François Arnal's curator insight, September 26, 2013 2:54 AM

L'urbanisation de la Chine au cours des dernières décennies  est un phénomène massif par son  l'échelle et par sa vitesse. Dans les années 1980, dans une  Chine très "différente", il y avait moins de 200 millions de  personnes classées en population «urbaine» (un cinquième de la population totale). Cependant, d'ici 2011, 700 millions (la moitié de la population totale) vit dans les zones urbaines, tandis que la  population urbaine va continuer à croître dans le futur car on s'attend à 250 millions de travailleurs migrants  se déplaçant vers les villes d'ici 2030.

L'urbanisation, en Chine, est contrôlé par le système du hukou, un système d'enregistrement des ménages introduit en 1958. Le système du hukou lie juridiquement les travailleurs migrants à leur domicile en milieu rural et a été conçu pour garder les résidents ruraux travaillant sur l'exploitation.

La question de l'urbanisation est un élément clé dans les dicussions bilatérales sino-européennes et est également un domaine d'intérêt pour DRAGON-STAR.

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EarthTalk / Which way will population pendulum swing? - Westport-News

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EarthTalk / Which way will population pendulum swing?
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Population geography. The population debate is discussed in this article. 

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Africa's population set to double to 2.4billion by 2050 due to better medicine and improved health care

Africa's population set to double to 2.4billion by 2050 due to better medicine and improved health care | DSODE Preliminary Geography Global Challenges | Scoop.it
Sub-Saharan Africa - the world’s poorest region - will record the largest amount of population growth of any area in the world between now and 2050, according to the U.S. -based Population Reference Bureau.
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Development and the impact of improved health and education standards. 

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