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MDGs: facing up to the limitations of global goal setting

MDGs: facing up to the limitations of global goal setting | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
What's the point of new development goals that don't learn from the limitations of the current agenda? Sakiko Fukuda-Parr suggests the MDGs core strengths are also their weaknesses

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Geography @ Stretford
Extended reading from the Geography Department at Stretford High School, Manchester, UK. Aimed primarily at our students but also a space for wider geographical debate about our ever changing planet.
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The Early Earth and Plate Tectonics - YouTube

The Earth is formed by accretion of spatial particulates and large masses and eventually forms an outer crust. Video follows with speculation of early plates...
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An insightful video into tectonic plates.

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New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1%

New Oxfam report says half of global wealth held by the 1% | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Oxfam warns of widening inequality gap, days ahead of Davos economic summit in Switzerland
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Gates foundation annual letter: what do you think of their vision?

Gates foundation annual letter: what do you think of their vision? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Carla Kweifio-Okai: Do you think the goals outlined by Bill and Melinda Gates are achievable? Share your thoughts
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Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild': An all too rare story of a woman on a solo adventure

Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild': An all too rare story of a woman on a solo adventure | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
There is a scene in the film Wild in which Cheryl Strayed (played by Reese Witherspoon) runs out of food in the middle of nowhere and is forced to hitch a ride into town with a farm worker, an overweight middle-aged guy in a pick-up truck. Is he creepy? Is something awful about to happen to her? We’re not sure, but he makes a few possibly untoward comments and, as Witherspoon edges into the passenger seat, she blusters nervously about her “husband”, who has gone ahead and is waiting for her, “ju
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50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra?

50 years of gentrification: will all our cities turn into 'deathly' Canberra? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The drive to make cities more ‘liveable’ means parks, plazas and happy pedestrians. But the reality is ever more sterile, identikit cities where public space isn’t public at all
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World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts
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India's massive migration crisis

India's massive migration crisis | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Allianz Knowledge on Demography: Is the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire just a Hollywood fantasy? K. Laxmi Narayan, an expert in Indian urbanization at the University of Hyderabad, doesn’t think so. He reports that half of Mumbai residents live in slums and warns that both Indian cities and the countryside are chronically overcrowded.
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Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities

Urban Age Cities Compared | Articles | LSE Cities | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050.
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A wealth of statistics to support settlement case studies.

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Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn

Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute
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Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen - YouTube

Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries." If the few c...
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Risk from extreme weather rises

Risk from extreme weather rises | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
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How our world's climate change will affect future generations.

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Eritrean migrant: They killed people. Right in front of my eyes., 01/12/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4

Eritrean migrant: They killed people. Right in front of my eyes., 01/12/2014, Today - BBC Radio 4 | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Eritrean migrant risks life to get to UK.
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Absolutely captivating story of migration to the UK from Eritrea.

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'Conflict free' minerals from the DRC will only be possible if companies stay

'Conflict free' minerals from the DRC will only be possible if companies stay | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
New legislation for the disclosure of conflict minerals in companies' supply chains is prompting many to leave the troubled DRC, but change will only happen if they stay
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Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive

Sustainable development goals: changing the world in 17 steps – interactive | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
The MDGs expire this year and the SDGs begin. But what are the SDGs all about?
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Human Development Index (HDI)

Human Development Index (HDI) | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it

"This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1, where greater is better. The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: health, knowledge and standard of living."

 

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"Este mapa muestra el Índice de Desarrollo Humano (IDH) de 169 países en el mundo. El IDH es una medida comparativa de la esperanza de vida, alfabetización, educación y nivel de vida de los países en todo el mundo. El IDH establece un mínimo y un máximo para cada dimensión , llamado postes, y luego muestra la posición de cada país con relación a estos valores objetivos, expresados como un valor entre 0 y 1, donde mayor es mejor. El Índice de Desarrollo humano (IDH) mide los avances promedio de un país en tres dimensiones básicas del desarrollo humano: salud, conocimientos y nivel de vida ".

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This is really cool.....

 

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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Inside the ‘Christmas village’ of Yiwu, there’s no snow and no elves, just 600 factories that produce 60% of all the decorations in the world
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Mumbai’s Moment

Mumbai’s Moment | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
A booming economy is pushing an Indian megalopolis — with its new class of super-rich and its crushing poverty — into the limelight.
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Green agriculture: A food revolution

Green agriculture: A food revolution | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Allianz Knowledge on Environment: Agriculture’s Green Revolution rescued millions from starvation in the 20th century but failed to eradicate hunger. With global food demand set to grow by 50 percent by 2030, the new century needs a new agricultural revolution.
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Hans Rosling: The River of Myths - YouTube

Hans Rosling shows how measurement reveals incredible progress in saving the lives of children in what were once labeled "developing countries." If the few c...
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A makeover for 'Slumdog Millionaire' slum?

A makeover for 'Slumdog Millionaire' slum? | Geography @ Stretford | Scoop.it
Cramped, self-made huts line stretches of narrow and dirty lanes, accompanied by the smell of open sewers and towers of garbage. Welcome to Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world.
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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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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, November 26, 2014 7:14 AM

Até a pirâmide demográfica está em crise!

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