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Infographic: The Growing E-Waste Situation

Infographic: The Growing E-Waste Situation | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

The waste created from discarded electronics is a significant environmental issue these days. This graphic, made for GOOD, was created to inform the world where our e-waste is originating and the whereabouts of its final resting place.


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CleanRiver Recycling Solutions's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:59 PM

We are seeing more and more clients who are adding e-waste collection to their recycling programs, which is great because as this infographic shows, the issue of e-waste disposal is growing and an alarming amount of it is going straight into landfill!


Edit: Link seems to be broken. Try this one: http://www.columnfivemedia.com/work-items/infographic-the-growing-e-waste-situation

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Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil?

Infographic: Which Countries Are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil? | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Here's a breakdown of which nations depend most on the turbulent but oil-rich nation.


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A Core Set of Global Environmental Indicators

A Core Set of Global Environmental Indicators | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

To cut a long story short, if you leave below sea level or happen to be a polar bear, it’s time to pack up and move...


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How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context?

How Does American Energy Consumption Measure Up in a Global Context? | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Although the U.S. only comprises 5% of the the world’s population, we consume 20% of the world’s energy. Does this make you, as an American citizen, 20 times worse than the average Indian, 4 times worse than the average Brazilian and twice as bad as the average German? Or does it mean you live, work and play that much harder? Take a look and see what you see...


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Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities

Interactive Map Compares Transit Habits of Hundreds of Cities | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
The European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM) just unveiled a new interactive web tool that makes it easy to compare transportation data between cities internationally.

Now analysts, designers, and planners can conveniently view data on transportation habits in hundreds of cities. Unfortunately, all of this data highlights how far behind American cities are compared to European cities.


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The ironic nature of the world’s food crisis

The ironic nature of the world’s food crisis | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
EVEN AS we’ve officially reached 7 billion souls on our planet, more than 14% are still chronically malnourished.

And while analysts spend precious time calculating how much more food should be produced to feed the hungry, and thoughtful citizens update their Facebook statuses for an hour to “help eradicate World Hunger,” food prices are slowly increasing and soils are becoming poorer, yielding fewer crops every year.


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Jessica Martel's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:11 PM

There are many ways our country alone can help the food shortage in the world. Then you stop and think.. there are poeple still starving in the US.

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Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive

Which nations are really responsible for climate change - interactive | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
There are many ways to view the world's carbon emissions: by national totals or emissions per person; by current carbon output or historical emissions; by production of greenhouse gases or consumption of goods and services; by absolute emissions or economic carbon intensity.

Our interactive map allows you to browse all of these different measurements, each of which provides a different insight. Together they highlight the complexity of divvying up responsibility for climate change and highlight some of the tensions at the heart of the global climate negotiations.


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The kingdom of fraud: Global economic crime [infographic]

The kingdom of fraud: Global economic crime [infographic] | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Economic crime can mean anything from old-fashioned embezzlement to the growing incidence of cybercrime. What kinds of crimes are most common in the business world, and where do they happen most often?


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Climate Change Infographics: Sea Level Rise

Climate Change Infographics: Sea Level Rise | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Infographics have been popping up everywhere lately. A combination of image and information (often as graphs and charts), they are a great way to present.

Over coming weeks I hope to feature infographics regarding climate change, nature and health, along with some background information about their design and use.

The first one, showing the predicted effects of sea level rise on the world’s major cities, comes from Keeping our head above water | GDS Publishing.


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Ocean Health Study Raises Concerns, Offers Some Hope

Ocean Health Study Raises Concerns, Offers Some Hope | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

A comprehensive study of global oceanic health gave the world’s oceans a score of 60 out of 100.

The Ocean Health Index, produced by an international team of scientists, policymakers, and conservationists, assessed the vitality of 171 coastal countries and territorial regions in ten categories, including ecological characteristics such as “Coastal Protection,” “Biodiversity,” and sustainable seafood harvests, and economic qualities like “Coastal Livelihoods and Economies” and “Tourism and Recreation.”

The study is “the first comprehensive global measurement of ocean health that includes people as part of the ocean ecosystem,” and is designed to help strengthen national and regional efforts to preserve our coastal environments and evaluate marine health...


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An Antarctica Floe Chart Worthy Of Your Icy Stares | Fast Company

An Antarctica Floe Chart Worthy Of Your Icy Stares | Fast Company | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Using new satellite data, scientists have plotted exactly how the ice moves around the South Pole, shining new light on exactly how much water is going to flood into the ocean as the ice melts.


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When Sea Levels Attack

When Sea Levels Attack | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Changes in global sea level due to rising temperatures...


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Power Consumption Facts in the U.S.

Power Consumption Facts in the U.S. | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Infographic on power consumption facts in the U.S.

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Global Warning? | Visual.ly

Global Warning? | Visual.ly | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

This infographic explores the two sides of the ever growing debate on global warming and who is causing it. This infographic provides information for the argument most scientists give and the argument made by skeptics to determine what is more valid and the effects that could happen if we don't do anything about global warming.


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Interactive graphic shows just how few resources are left

Interactive graphic shows just how few resources are left | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Scientific American has put together an interactive feature where you can watch resources disappear before your very eyes. The dates for when things will "run out" are a little fuzzy -- they've got animals pretty much running out five minutes from now, even though they're endangered but not extinct. But there are informative videos, and it's interesting to see how resources will dwindle over time.


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Intro to Energy: A Global Picture

Intro to Energy: A Global Picture | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
A global picture of energy supply, demand, and trends.

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Our Global Footprint

Our Global Footprint | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

All of us depend on nature to live. In some ways, Earth’s bounty is like a bank account, which is recharged, for instance by sun-powered plant growth. Against this account, we—as individuals, as nations, and as a global community—are constantly making withdrawals.

But as human numbers and activities increase, we spend more and more against nature’s account. Are we withdrawing at a rate that exceeds nature’s ability to recharge this account? Are we able to maintain a positive balance?


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Land use poses a critical impact on local climate change

Land use poses a critical impact on local climate change | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Clearing forests, installing pavement, planting crops and other land use decisions may be among the most important factors in impacting local climate change.

These decisions impact evaporation, solar radiation and other biophysical effects that may have more impact on local climate than greenhouse gases, which have a more global climate impact.


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Footspotting: Global Carbon Footprint Infographic

Footspotting: Global Carbon Footprint Infographic | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

As Sustainability month draws to a close, we've dug up a gem from the Coroflot archives: Stanford Kay's excellent infographic of global carbon emissions.

Kay's design succeeds in representing a potentially overwhelming set of data on several levels: some 200+ different countries are represented by bubbles, color-coded by continent, where the size of each is proportional to its carbon emissions.

Moreover, the arrangement of the bubbles completes the metaphor, adding a further dimension of scale to the graphic: it is difficult, if not impossible, to see the big picture when one is perusing the names of the individual countries. Thus, Kay's infographic also reminds us not to miss the forest for the trees.


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Scorecard for the Sea: The Ocean Health Index

Scorecard for the Sea: The Ocean Health Index | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
To feed, employ, and sustain the world, our oceans must first be in good health. It is becoming increasingly clear that humans have a substantial impact on these marine ecosystems, and that these impacts are not just threatening the high-seas, but also the humans that depend on them for their livelihoods and well-being.

The health of our oceans is, therefore, primarily a human concern. But how do we measure the health of something as vast and bewildering as an entire ocean?

For many years, scientists have struggled to find a way to make the concept of ocean health meaningful and measureable. There have been a few breakthroughs but no real solution to allow us to concretely measure if things are getting better or worse and by how much? That is, until now.

Published in last week’s issue of the journal Nature The Ocean Health Index is a groundbreaking tool that allows us to take a look at how we as humans benefit from the big blue. The Index examines social, economic, and ecological factors, scaling both globally and locally to give us an accurate assessment. It finally gives us the baseline we need to measure progress...


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