This chart shows the labor force from 2008 to 2010. It what kind of races were active in the labor force and the percentage the race made up of the labor force. It also shows what kind of work they did and how much of the percentage of that race was involved in a specific line of work.
This article measures the recession toll's through out the country. It shows both the unemployment rate from 2007 to 2010 and how families yearly incomes from 2007 to 2010. It is comparing how much money used to be able to be made to now the shortage of both jobs and money
These conference presentations show the importance that geography plays in the roles of both politics and economics. The impact that geography has on economics is a huge one. You could argue that geography is used as a scale in some instances in economics because of the land structure and locating were certain areas are.If you are able to locate certain things or find out where you want to put certain things in a place geography allows you to do so using economics.
Time and time again, we're reminded of nature's beauty. It's hard to believe, but these photos of real landscapes, not abstract paintings.
Andre Ermolaev, through his photography has captured the beauty of Iceland's geomorphology. Being on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland has abundant volcanic ash which adds rich color to the fluvial systems.
This is a picture of the volcanic ash that is under Iceland's Mid-Attlantic Ridge. This shows us that nature by itself can create beauty. It is also fascinating to see because you would never think Iceland would still have the presence of volcanic ash due to it's climate.
This article shows us planets that resemble earth but have a way hotter climate than earth. The climate that is present on these other planets indicate that no life form could survive on them so it is not a question if wether there is another from of human life, but what is to become of the earth we live on and should we look at these planets as an example of what could change on this earth.
Climographs are used to show the temperature and precipitation within an area monthly. This collection of data allows us to see the climate changes that occur monthly with in an area to better understand its weather patterns.
This article tries to make the case that some aspects hat are sen as harmful things to the environment can also help the environment. This article suggest that nuclear power can help lessen the affects of global warming. If this is true that means society should adapt to these changes because it would ultimately help the environment and the effects global warming would have on it.
TED Talks How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
This talk is relevant not just because it focuses on many urban issues; it also is a fantastic demonstration of how to use spatial thinking to solve problems.
This video is about how we can design a city that is less crowded. What Kent Larson thinks should happen to a city is basically minimize certain aspects of the city. What that means is adding these new ideas of folding cars,quick-change apartments and other innovations that will lessen the cities population and crowdedness.
This is a classic example of urban art. With converting an everyday object to a classic playground to for children shows the impact of the urban culture has on society.The imagination this person had was sparked by his experiences in his everyday life in an urban city.
What this commercial is trying to make aware is that there are ethics involved in agriculture. What the organic farming movement is all about is providing good for people that is produced fresh and no harm is done to the animals or environment .
Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil’s Favelas - Organic agriculture is a growing trend in big cities around the world, including Latin America, and no...
This article nicely ties two commonly taught issues in human geography that aren't the the typical combination: 1) the growth of organic farming and 2) the spread of squatter settlements and slums in the developing world.
Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities.
This is a new trend spreading to Brazil. Now with the organic craze that has been going around in past years farmers have sought out way to grow their food more organically. This also allows poor areas to benefit from organic farming because it is now present in their area and they can no buy food that is good and of their choice.
Re water use and agriculture....and the financial risks being taken and how it could all go pear-shaped.
It takes around 500 litres of water to grow the wheat to produce a loaf of bread. A staggering 11,000 litres to feed enough cows to make a quarter-pound hamburger and between 2,000 and 4,000 litres for a cow to produce one litre of milk (Fred Pearce 2006).
HALF of all grain grown in UK goes into feed for livestock. World wide the poor go hungry because a THIRD of the world's grain that should feed people is being usurped to feed livestock. The poor unable to pay the price that grain now is because the rich feed it to livestock. Equally shocking is that 95% of rainforest destruction is to provide pasture for livestock.
Two reports: One is from the UN, the other from the Stockholm International Water Institute.
As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) international panel of sustainable resource management. A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change. Agriculture, particularly meat and dairy products, accounts for 70% of global freshwater consumption, 38% of the total land use and 19% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.
At its 2011 conference, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) concluded that there will be just enough water to produce food for the expected 9 billion human population in 2050 only if we switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years.
This article talks about how investors are seeking out of stocks and assets and now investing in agriculture. The investors saw a very promising fortune in the crop growing industry since the market is high. However, they are ignoring environmental risks because they want to make money and arent worried about growing healthy crops.
This article touches on the media of politics. The propaganda above shows that the news or "corporate" news is used to control the people rather than inform them. This shows that people in high staking politics really don't want us to know whats going on and wants to only let us see or think what they want us to.
I live in the Providence metropolitan area so this particular blog posting about urban planning and economic revitalization hit very close to home.
Rhode Islanders: how accurate do you feel this perspective on Providence and it's economic assets (and deficiencies) is? What other aspects would you discuss in trying to understand the economic geography of the area? What are the biggest obstacles for improving the city?
This article shows how you can improve a city to not only make it bigger but to make it better. not better in the sense that it has to beat out other cities and have the best buildings etc. but to allow the city to be more people friendly which means getting rid of congestion and traffic.
The Atlantic CitiesWhat March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of SportsThe Atlantic CitiesWhat exactly can account for the dominance of small and medium sized metros generally and college towns in particular in the economic...
While it is clear that superstar athletes in the professional ranks are concentrated in the largest cities, college athletics still let's the 'Davids' compete with the 'Goliaths.' Interestingly, the largest cities don't have the highest per capita concentration of athletes but many small college towns do. Among the Top 25 cities with the highest concentration of athletes in the workforce (include scholarship athletes) we find South Bend, Indiana, home to Notre Dame; Auburn, Alabama, home to the university that bears its name; Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State; Blacksburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech); Burlington, Vermont (University of Vermont); and Boulder, Colorado (University of Colorado).
This article shows us the comparisons between economic geography and sports. This article focuses on basketball and the March Madness Tournament. By seeing which teams when based on their conference (where the college is located in region) you can see why certain teams do so well and why athletes want to go to that college.
Geography is not just about natural landforms. Urban structures are also equally fascinating. For today, let's...
The discipline of geography is about making the connections, bridging the gaps between various facets of Earth. These 15 iconic landscapes play a strong role in how people remember place...gorgeous pictures.
This article is interesting because it talks about considering bridges as landforms. Although bridges are not natural landforms they are indeed man made landforms. The appreciation for bridges come from the means that they provide as well as their beautiful structure. The bridges a lone form their design allow people to connect and interact with one another so bridges are also viewed as a tool for connect people as well.
This video shows us people hiking on a massive landform. Preikestolen is located in Norway and is nick named "the Pulpit Rock" int the video you get to see up close what this extraordinary mountain looks like.
This video shoes us how climate change works in the most basic understanding. The video shows how global warming works and what exactly it does. It also shows how the climate changes effect the earth and the importance of understanding the climate.
This article talks about a study done by scientists that say swimming,sunbathing, and snorkeling can enhance a persons mood and does not hurt the environment. This allows people to interact with their environment with causing harm to it. This is a more powerful article than it seems because it shows the physical effects that the environment has a on a person.
It's not just flooding: Plenty of other issues—such as rising sea levels and drought—present pressing problems for these urban areas.
Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing the world's cities in the 21st century, but so far policymakers, planners, and scientists have come up with few solutions to prevent—or mitigate—its calamitous effects.
While flooding disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy have brought attention to the dangers posed by stronger storms, there are plenty of other threats—such as rising sea levels—that might be even more pressing. Wildfires and drought have already heavily damaged the American Southwest, while flooding threatens low-lying island nations.
Visit the link to find which cities that will soon be in danger.
This article explains the effects of the climate change has on the city. This shows us that the climate controls the physical setting of a city and if any changes are made in the climate that means that the city will also change with it. In some cases this can dangerous and cause harm to a cities landmark or physical geography. Some issues that are concerning about this is flooding's, hurricane's, and other strong storms.
This article focuses on technology and how it can help citizens of a city get issues resolved within their city. This app is currently only available for the iphone. What the app does is allow a person to send awareness to city officials about a certain problem they or having or an issue that has not been resolved. For example certain things that might be included as problems are snow plowing, pot holes, trash pick up,etc.
This article gives you a sense of an urban setting. It suggest that an urban area is usually crowded and crammed. Usually this is most experienced on the roads int he city and on the free way since people are traveling to work and others are leaving.
This article shows how important it is to follow the natural way of agriculture. With the new laws in Alabama being passed it now allows people to grow crops in an unnatural way which is devastating predicament to the agricultural world.
With granting $13 million the USAID hopes to generate entrepreneurship that can help solve an on going crisis. They think if they can start up new way to grow food they can change the food and crop growing industry for the better. This will change the way that food is grown,sold, and the cost of food for the better.
A warmer world is expected to have severe consequences for global agriculture and food supply, reducing yields of major crops even as population and demand increases. A new analysis combining climate, agricultural, and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture
This article insists that the climate change will effect agriculture greatly. If the earth becomes warmer and areas that were once cold become warmer it will not allow food to grow as it once did. This means the produce of certain crops will be limited and not as available as they once were. This will also increase the demand for corps which could cause major worldly problems.