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2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map

2013 World Population Data Sheet Interactive World Map | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it

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Excelente recurso para as aulas de Geografia.

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Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 11, 2013 11:28 AM

By looking at this data sheet you can see that the worlds population will increase by the millions in 2050. These populations will increase in areas that are already very populated and in areas that are not so heavily populated yet. 

Lona Pradeep Parad's curator insight, May 28, 7:00 PM

This is an interactive map where you can click the year you wish and see what the population is or will be. it allows a person to observe and understand population growth better.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 12:21 PM

A straightforward map that puts previous knowledge (of the rapidly growing population and the limited food supply) into prescriptive. -UNIT 2

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Five infographics that show just how big Tokyo really is

Five infographics that show just how big Tokyo really is | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
With the size of Tokyo hard to grasp, here are 5 infographics that cover some aspect of population, economy, travel, wealth, and energy consumption.

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Map - The most detailed map of Australian population density ever

Map - The most detailed map of Australian population density ever | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
Interactive map using new ABS data shows an unprecedented level of detail of Australian population

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Maps - If All The Ice Melted

Maps - If All The Ice Melted | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
If All The Ice Melted (full detailed composite) [6376x4840] CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS! thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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Visualizing Urban Change

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"60 years has made a big difference in the urban form of American cities. The most rapid change occurred during the mid-century urban renewal period that cleared large tracts of urban land for new highways, parking, and public facilities or housing projects. Fine-grained networks of streets and buildings on small lots were replaced with superblocks and megastructures. While the period did make way for impressive new projects in many cities, many of the scars are still unhealed.  We put together these sliders to show how cities have changed over half a century. In this post, we look at Midwestern cities such as [pictured above] Cincinnati, Ohio."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 17, 11:33 AM

It's ironic that I feel more accustomed to exploring Cincinnati, OH on foot than I do Providence, RI.  Although I drive in downtown Providence regularly, I seldom have a reason to walk and explore it.  In my yearly visits to Cincinnati to score the AP Human Geography exams, I'm outside my hometown and away from my typical routine. That helps me feel more like a flâneur, to stroll the streets and explore the urban landscape.  This set of 7 before and after images shows Midwestern cities (Cincinnati, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Columbus) lets you digitally analyze the last 70 years of urban morphology.  Click here for a gallery 7 of cities in Texas and Oklahoma


Questions to Ponder: What are the biggest changes you see for the 1950 to today?  How are the land uses difference?  Has the density changed?  Do any of urban models help us understand these cities?


Tags: urban, planning, industry, economichistorical, geospatial, urban models, APHG.

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Women & Agriculture

"In this Feed the Future video, narrator Matt Damon discusses the importance of increasing food production around the world and notes the importance of equipping women with the right tools, training, and  technology to see as much as a 30 percent increase in food production. To feed our growing population we need to increase food production by 70 percent before 2050. Women make up the majority of the agricultural workforce in many areas of the world."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 17, 1:03 PM

A colleague mine thought that the ideas in this video were so obvious and non-controversial, he said, "Why does this even need to be stated? Why would we exclude women from agriculture?"  The simple answer is that it wouldn't need to be stated if women around the world did have equal access to resources.  For many of the world's poor, this is where the rubber meets the road. 


Tags: developmentgender, agriculture, food production, labor.

AckerbauHalle's curator insight, December 23, 12:37 AM

Für die zukünftige Ernährung der Welt gibt es einen oft übersehenen Faktor: Gleichberechtigung von Frauen. Frauen sind in vielen Ländern für die Arbeit auf den Feldern verantwortlich. Gleichzeitig haben sie keine Rechte am Land und sind schlecht ausgebildet und - wenn überhaupt - schlecht bezahlt. 

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Rivers from Above

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Get a unique view of these rivers beyond the banks.Photo editing by Lia Pepe

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Woodstock School's curator insight, February 25, 5:01 AM

The Art of Geography

Mark Burgess's curator insight, February 26, 6:26 AM

Awesome rivers. i love a good river.

ok's curator insight, September 23, 5:45 AM

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The Growth of Megacities

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"For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible demographic and geographic shift since 1950 when only 30 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion inhabitants lived in urban environments.

 

The world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are growing at phenomenal rates. As a growing landless class is attracted by urban opportunities, meager as they might be, these cities’ populations are ballooning to incredible numbers.

 

A May 2010 Christian Science Monitor article on “megacities” predicted that by 2050, almost 70 percent of the world’s estimated 10 billion people—more than the number of people living today—will reside in urban areas. The social, economic and environmental problems associated with a predominantly urbanized population are considerably different from those of the mostly rural world population of the past."


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Arya Okten's curator insight, March 27, 10:23 PM

Unit VII

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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 6:48 PM

The majority of megacities are in the developing world, with the exception of places like New York and Tokyo, best showing how the face of the world is changing. Developing countries are on their paths to becoming major powers, such as Calkutta for example. As an enlarging city, more and more citizens are flocking to the abundance of jobs in the city which thus increases India's development as a result of the growing city and thus leads to a cycle of growth as demand for more jobs increases as the city grows. Megacities are thus a symbol of the developing world and can be used in human geography as symbols of development. 

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Cities in development | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian

Cities in development | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it

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dilaycock's curator insight, February 25, 7:34 PM

"Prioritising sanitation can be hard for decision-makers in developing countries."

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Geografia Aplicada ao Turismo - - Oficina de Textos

Geografia Aplicada ao Turismo - - Oficina de Textos | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
Os sete capítulos abordam questões cruciais para a boa formação de um profissional em Turismo e para aqueles formados em Geografia que também se interessam pelo tema.

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Pyroclastic flow from Sinabung gives rise to ash tornados

The pyroclastic flow deposits red-hot material on the slope of the volcano. After a few minutes, air heated by the deposit establishes a convective regime and due to the speed of the rising air a series of small tornados are formed.


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Mathijs Booden's curator insight, February 5, 8:57 AM

The video is played at double speed (note the voices near the end).

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Video - Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a '60 Minutes' episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers.

For the full story cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/

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Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I've been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.

It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can't imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate.

During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a 'Stalker'. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.

Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored...

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Video - Lava meets snow in Kamchatka

Video courtesy Nature Communications/Benjamin R. Edwards.


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Who Owns The North Pole?

"Though uninhabited and full of melting ice caps, the Arctic is surprisingly an appealing piece of real estate. Many countries have already claimed parts of the region. So who technically owns the North Pole? And why do these nations want it so bad?"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 5, 4:20 PM

Denmark is now being more assertive in their claimsWhy is this happening now?  As climate change threatens polar ice caps, some see the receding ice as an economic and political opportunity.  Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and the U.S. are all seeking to expand their maritime claims in the Arctic.  When trapped under ice, extracting resources is cost prohibitive, but the melting sea ice will make the Arctic's resources all the more valuable (including the expanded shipping lanes).  Even a global disaster like climate change can make countries behave like jackals, ready to feast on a dead carcass.  For more, read this National Geographic blogpost.  


TagsArctic, economic, environment, political, resources, water, sovereignty, coastal, environment depend, territoriality, unit 4 politicalclimate change, political ecology.

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Mapping World Religions


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 1:03 PM

This video mapping the historical diffusion of major world religions is obviously an over-simplification but that is part of its value for students.  


Tags: historical, culturereligion, diffusion, mapping, visualization.

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What's on our reading list?

What's on our reading list? | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
I've shared before here the importance of our Learning Resource Centre in supporting us to realise our aims as part of our 10 in 10 Vision. Reading for professional purposes can help us all to deve...
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Mountains from above

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Aerial views of these peaks reveal some of Earth's most magnificent scenery. Photo editing by Lia Pepe

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UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions'

UN report: World's biggest cities merging into 'mega-regions' | Geofactualidades | Scoop.it
Mega-cities are merging to form vast 'mega-regions' home to more than 100 million people, according to a major new report

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Sally Egan's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:41 PM

Mega cities. The super large cities grow to mega regions. 

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China's Empty Cities House 64 Million Empty Apartments - YouTube

"Vast new cities are being built across China at a rate of ten a year, but they remain almost completely uninhabited ghost towns. Racing to stay ahead of the world economy, is the superpower about to implode?" 


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Changes to computer thinking - Stephen Fry explains cloud computing - YouTube

Stephen Fry explains the history of computer thinking and the revolution of utility in cloud computing in this 5 minute animation. www.databarracks.com Datab...
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