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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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The Geography of a Pencil

A film from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, adapted from the 1958 essay by Leonard E. Read.

 

This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource. 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:17 PM

This year's Geography Awareness Week's theme was "Declare Your Interdependence!"  The GAW poster for 2012 focused on the Geography of a Pencil and this video works together nicely as a supplement to that poster.  You may see the economics of capitalism and globalization in a less optimistic light than Leonard Read, but the theme of interconnectedness makes this a great resource.

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Infographic: The politics of climate change

Infographic: The politics of climate change | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
The positions of key countries and political blocs on climate change measures before the COP18 in Qatar.
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iGlob@lisation: The Flows of Globalisation and Consumerism

iGlob@lisation: The Flows of Globalisation and Consumerism | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Globalisation can be defined in many ways but in a very basic description it is seen as 'individuals, groups and nations, becoming ever more interdependent on one another' Giddens (2009; 126). Great overview of the issues related to Globalisation. Could be a discussion article for students

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Infographic: Life on Less Than $2 a Day

Infographic: Life on Less Than $2 a Day | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
A global snapshot of the cost of survival in several developing nations...

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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, 1:59 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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Trash Talk: Interactive

Trash Talk: Interactive | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Content:  Trash Talk Word Map Trash Talk is a project that explores consumption and waste production in our daily lives.

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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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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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Facts about pollution

Facts about pollution | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Infographic: Facts About Pollution


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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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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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Data analysis and Climate change

Data analysis and Climate change | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

Why is there scientific consensus regarding climate change but there are still data-driven arguments against it?  This is a simple, but effective way to show how temporal or spatial scale impacts the phenomenon that you are observing. 

This image from Skeptical Science is a great illustration of how data can be manipulated to serve your purpose. It shows how skeptics point to small declines in temperature by comparing warm years with cold ones seven to 10 years later -- but if you trace the trend over 40 years, you see an obvious warming pattern. Temperatures may cycle over the decades, but each cycle gets a little warmer...


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Climate Change Video Guide

Climate Change Video Guide | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.

 

This guide on climate change from the Council on Foreign Relations (independent think tank) covers many of the geopolitical, economic and environmental issues that confront the Earth as global temperatures rise.  Rather than produce a full length feature film, they have organized the this as an interactive video, allowing the user to get short (a couple of minutes) answer to specific questions about the science, foreign policy or economic ramifications of adapting to climate change. 

 

Tags: climate change, environmental adaption, economic, industry.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 27, 2012 5:21 AM
Thanks for sharing this Giovanni!!
Giovanni Della Peruta's comment, November 27, 2012 5:38 AM
Thanks to you, Seth! :-)
Jose Sepulveda's comment, January 13, 2013 5:58 AM
Very good information, Thanks!
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Fair Trade Month - Count Me In!

Fair Trade Month - Count Me In! | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Your everyday purchases can help farming families around the world earn fair wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and keep their kids in school.

A good resource for students studying the impact of trade on the struggling people in low income countries.

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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:39 AM

It isn't surprising that the more a country has developed, the more wasteful they are. I just think that we need to change this standard. We can not keep this up if we want to sustain ourselves for centuries to come. If we are going to change our consumption culture, we need to look at why it has become the way it is. Why do we see food as unappealing? This is an interesting video and certaintly makes you think twice about throwing anything away. 

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 3:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:51 PM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

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Infographic: Map reveals effects of climate change in your neighborhood | SmartPlanet

Infographic: Map reveals effects of climate change in your neighborhood | SmartPlanet | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
The Climate Hot Map shows all the various consequences a warming planet is having on your neck of the woods and beyond.

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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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How Green is the iPhone?

How Green is the iPhone? | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it

If you have ever seen an advertisement for an Apple product you know that they like selling how green their products are, but how green are they really? Each iPhone produces 45 kilograms of carbon dioxide, 57% of which is released during production. In 2010 the iPhones purchased are responsible for 2,350 million kilograms of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. However, Apple, is attempting to reduce the amount of CO2 evidenced by an 18% reduction in emissions in the iPhone 4.

 

Apple is not the only one that should be expected to go green. We, the consumer, should be doing our part as well. Currently only about 10% of phones are recycled, of the 47 million iPhones sold in 2010 only 4,700,000 were recycled. Which is minuscule when compared to the 42,300,000 that were trashed. Apple, in fact, offers free recycling of their phones...


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Fair Trade: Understanding What's Behind the Label

Fair Trade: Understanding What's Behind the Label | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Find out more about fair trade products, how they're produced, and which countries are buying the most.

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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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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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The State of Food Insecurity

The State of Food Insecurity | Globalisation and interdependence | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans don't have reliable access to food. Here, we take a look at who's affected and why.

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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 10:11 AM

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.