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The climate paradox. An open letter to Obama from the world's poorest countries

The climate paradox. An open letter to Obama from the world's poorest countries | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Pa Ousman Jarju: Helping the world's poorest adapt to climate change is now a matter of urgency, and it can be your great legacy...
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Welcome to the Anthropocene - link to an excellent website introducing the term

The Anthropocene - a new geological epoch defined by the human impact upon the environment.  What are your thoughts on this term?

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Ukraine village finds wedded bliss at centre of huge dress industry, great case study of globalisation

Ukraine village finds wedded bliss at centre of huge dress industry, great case study of globalisation | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Every third building is a wedding shop in Voloka where buyers come from across the world...
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An interesting article on Urban Resilience. Does this represent a shift from mitigation to adaptation?

An interesting article on Urban Resilience. Does this represent a shift from mitigation to adaptation? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Merging complex systems science and ecology, resilience scientists have broken new ground on understanding—and preserving—natural ecosystems. Now, as more and more people move into urban hubs, they are bringing this novel science to the city.
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We only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction - paradigm shift in development planning needed

We only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction - paradigm shift in development planning needed | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.
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Rio: the fight for the favelas - FT.com

Rio: the fight for the favelas - FT.com | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
At noon on July 27, when thunderstorms threatened to crack Rio’s warm and humid winter sky, a unit from Bope (the Battalion of Special Police Operations) stormed the favela of Quitanda Costa Barros in the north of the city.
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Twitter Languages in London

Twitter Languages in London | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it

This map is a fantastic geovisualization that maps the spatial patterns of languages used on the social media platform Twitter.  This map was in part inspired by a Twitter map of Europe.  While most cities would be expected to be lingistically homogenous, but London's cosmopolitan nature and large pockets of immigrants.

   

Tags: social media, language, neighborhood, visualization, cartography.


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thanks for this! we have shared!
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Political Geography Now: 5 Countries You've Never Heard of (by Their Native Names)

Political Geography Now: 5 Countries You've Never Heard of (by Their Native Names) | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Think you're a geography whiz? Bet you can't recognize these five countries' names in their own official languages!
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Was Hurricane Sandy supersized by climate change?

Was Hurricane Sandy supersized by climate change? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy cannot be attributed to climate change, but warming does mean there is more moisture in the atmosphere...
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Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and Tech4Africa showcases the innovators transforming lives in the continent...
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Location, location, location

Location, location, location | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
OUR correspondents discuss this week's special report looking at the unexpected importance of geography in a digital world...
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From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures

From dyes to rubbish dumps: top 10 toxic pollution problems – in pictures | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Toxic pollution from industrial and mining processes puts the health of the world's population, particularly people living in low- and middle-income countries, at risk...
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Thomas Malthus and Population Growth

Learn more: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=r1ywppAJ1xs Thomas Malthus's views on population. Malthusian limits.

 

This is a succinct (but not perfect) summary of Malthusian ideas on population.  What do you think of his ideas?  Any specific parts of his theory that you agree with?  Do you disagree with some of his ideas?  What did history have to say about it?  

 

Tags: Demographics, population, models, APHG,  unit 2 population. 


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Unit 2

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A little overview of Malthus's theory on population. 

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Excellent article showing an excellent graph - climate is not only getting hotter, but weirder.

Excellent article showing an excellent graph - climate is not only getting hotter, but weirder. | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
ARE heatwaves more common than they used to be? That is the question addressed by James Hansen and his colleagues in a paper just published in the Proceedings of the...
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Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive

Everything you need to know about climate change - interactive | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Our one-stop guide to the facts of global warming, from the science and politics to economics and technology...

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Hurricane Sandy: "beware of America's disaster capitalists" says Naomi Klein

Hurricane Sandy: "beware of America's disaster capitalists" says Naomi Klein | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein: The aftermath of the storm offers a chance to rebuild a fairer society. How can we seize it?
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Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait. Is resilience the new sustainability?

Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait. Is resilience the new sustainability? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call....
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Lake monsters; tsunamis in Lake Geneva

Lake monsters; tsunamis in Lake Geneva | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
IN 563AD a tsunami devastated Geneva. Two accounts of the disaster, one by Gregory of Tours and the other by Marius of Avenches, have survived. What caused the wave,...
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God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it

The story of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan is a heartbreaking and inspiring tale of youth caught in cultural and geopolitical conflicts and fored to leave their homes. The film God Grew Tired of Us " tells a moving story of young people overcoming incredible challenges and struggling to improve their own lives and those of family and friends left behind."  Linked here is a lsson plan from National Geographic "to teach students about concepts of migration, cultural mosaics, sense of place, and forces of cooperation and conflict among communities" using this 90 minute documentary.  The film can be viewed online on HULU as well as other media outlets.  


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Smugglers Drive Over Fence Get Stuck

Smugglers Drive Over Fence Get Stuck | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
YUMA, Ariz. — Suspected smugglers who tried to use ramps to drive an SUV over a 14-foot-tall border fence had to abandon their plan when the Jeep became stuck on top of the barrier, authorities said Wednesday.
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Superstorm Sandy: every verified event mapped and detailed

Superstorm Sandy: every verified event mapped and detailed | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
What has Hurricane Sandy actually caused so far?
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Africa's technological revolution

Africa's technological revolution | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Mobile phone subscriptions on the continent have grown at nearly 20% a year over the past five years, with 735m sim cards expected to be in use by the end of 2012...
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Hurricane Sandy: 10 statistics that place this powerful storm in perspective

Hurricane Sandy: 10 statistics that place this powerful storm in perspective | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it
Harry Enten: Overhyped?Hardly – this storm system is massive and its effects will be felt for days by much of the US east coast...
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Homeland and Hollywood’s presentation of Arabs

Hollywood and American media tend to promote stereotypes, this is nothing new...

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What Would Happen If The Entire World Lived Like Americans?

What Would Happen If The Entire World Lived Like Americans? | Geog-on Golland | Scoop.it

After making an infographic depicting how much space would be needed to house the entire world’s population based on the densities of various global cities, Tim De Chant of Per Square Mile got to thinking about the land resources it takes to support those same cities.


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Michelle Carvajal's comment, September 18, 2012 6:23 PM
Its very interesting that the United Arab Emirates would need more land mass than lets say China and the US. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the common misconception of people is that China has the greatest population. I definetely will rescoop this because people could actually see how hard it must be to house people who in essence would need all this land mass to live comfortably.
Thomas D's comment, April 22, 2013 4:13 PM
I thought that this was a very interesting graph and article to read. It shows that if the rest of the world lived like us Americans we would need four times the world’s surface, which is pretty substantial to think about. Although the United Arab Emirates is the leading this graph it’s hard to believe that America is in second. This goes to show that our way of living is out of hand, that the only reason we haven’t consumed everything is because the rest of the world is living of more reasonable amounts of resources or no resources at all. That we need to be as a country more conservative of our resources before we have to rely even more heavily than we already do on other countries. I was surprised to see that India has such a small percentage of resource consummation considering it is such a highly populated country.
Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 10:23 PM
Countries with a more advanced and urbanized way of life clearly would need more space to survive but if everyone lived like these more developed countries then natural selection dies and survival of the fittest takes over. Eventually all the natural resources would be used up. If they all continued to use the same amount and reproduce then the fertility rate would rapidly increase making the area overpopulated and the quality of life decreased. It is a good thing the entire world lives differently and has a diverse ecological footprint because it creates a balance in the world. As one country’s consumption is out of control another is holding down the fort because they lice more reasonably. It is interesting to see that even though China and India have the largest populations they don’t consume as many resources as the United States and the United Arab Emirates.