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Why the CIA Is Worried About Geoengineering - OilPrice.com

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Why the CIA Is Worried About Geoengineering OilPrice.com The CIA is worried about the national security implications of climate change, and it's also concerned about the potential implications of geoengineering—large-scale deliberate intervention...
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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Human Geography | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.

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Padriag John-David Mahoney's curator insight, January 29, 12:48 PM

I think this is particularly interesting because not only have these disputes have been going on for years but this attitude of "claiming what is mine" (even when it might not actually be yours) has been a part of government and human behavior since...forever. We never really change. First the attitude was to explore and conquer, but now it's guised as "claiming cultural heritage" or simply TAKING something (or someplace rather) by force and then just asserting either:it has always been ours" or, in the case of Vlad Putin, "It never actually had sovereignty in the first place...so I want it". It is Interesting to see how we guise colonialism in a supposedly post-colonialist world.

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Hugh Laurie vs Ellen DeGeneres - English vs American slang

"Hey, shawty, I know your ba-donka-donk has you chuffed to bits, but after hearing you chin wag about it for the past hour, I really wish you'd stop flossin...

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Do You Speak American | PBS

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Thirteen/WNET New York's Do You Speak American? - featuring celebrated journalist and writer Robert MacNeil in his first public television documentary since 1995 - is a celebration of Americans as seen - and heard - through the way we speak.

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whoohoo.co.uk - The British Dialect Translator

Translate your English phrases, emails and free text messages into Geordie, Brummie, Scottish, Scouse, Irish, Cockney, Yorkshire, Posh and Ali G.

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Pop culture in the Arab world

TED Talks At TEDGlobal University, Shereen El Feki shows how some Arab cultures are borrowing trademarks of Western pop culture -- music videos, comics, even Barbie -- and adding a culturally appropriate twist.

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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:23 AM

I don't think popular culture and folk culture interact very well. They believe in completely different things and live different types of lives according to their values. The speaker means that the cultural interaction is intertwined together because of the islamic people who have borrowed cultural ideas from other ancient and modern civilizations and adapted it to their own. That's why it's meshed as a opposed to clashing or mash. For example, the music video channel that's like MTV. I think it's kind of funny how they made the people in that music video, that's from the USA, look like we also worship Allah. Also, the comic books show religious values in it, especially since the characters come from it. They want young people to not get sucked in to the outside world or modern culture from different societies, so instead they want to incorporate their religion with our ideas of culture.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:22 PM

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Cade Bruce's curator insight, March 19, 7:18 PM

This falls under the category of diffusion because it shows how western pop culture has diffused into the local Arab culture and meshed with it. By meshing, she means that the cultures mix together to form a somewhat new culture including the two.

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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Olivia G Torres's curator insight, November 30, 2014 6:18 PM

This was super awesome!! It's a diagram that lets you zoom into the branches that are religion. Its really cool to see how different religions derived and how some are connected. I think it's really cool to see how many different branches have been made through out the years and just how far back religions went. I really like that you can see the long and sometimes lost roots of the religion.

Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 6:48 PM

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Hans Rosling on global population growth | Video on TED.com

TED Talks The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth.


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Barbara B. Johnson: Immigrants raising citizens creates problems we ignore

Barbara B. Johnson: Immigrants raising citizens creates problems we ignore | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Policymakers generally ignore the development of children of the undocumented. Seldom do they consider the parents and shapers of young citizens.

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Where Americans Are Moving | Newgeography.com

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Census data reveal that Americans are still drawn to the same sprawling Sun Belt regions as before.


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Timeline

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Educating About Immigration features immigration lesson plans and immigration curriculum for teaching about immigration. The site is a one-stop informational and interactive clearinghouse on topics of U.S.

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American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes

American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Every year, close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another. This interactive map visualizes those moves for every county in the country.

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7 Billion and Counting

Global population trends result from varying levels of population growth and decline among countries. This informative video provides a simple and compelling...

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How does mother tongue affect second language acquisition? | Education News, a service of Renascence School International

How does mother tongue affect second language acquisition? | Education News, a service of Renascence School International | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop

Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A young blonde woman weeps openly on camera, her manicured fingers perched wanly against her cheekbones. "I can't take it any more," she sobs in Norwegian. "What sort of life is this?" Her name is Anniken Jørgensen, one of three 17-year-old fashion bloggers who "star" in a five-part online real ...

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Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, March 6, 11:02 PM

This is a very reality driven situation. These three successful models have come to realize the clothes that they wear, and sport come from a place where blood, sweat and tears, create what most western people where. A lot of people don't look at the tags on their piece of clothing to realize someone works hard, isn't getting paid enough, but try to survive made the clothing. Its very tough, and saddening that people tend to overlook the low income people who try their best to just keep food on the table.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, March 18, 5:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: It's Nature and Perspectives

      The article is about 3 young fashionistas who were a part of a reality tv show and went to work in a sweatshop in Cambodia. The three thought that it would be a cool experience at first, but when they were there and experienced first hand the terrible working conditions in Cambodia they were breaking down in tears. They had thought that it was just a way of life for some people and they were used to it, but after working there they realized that it was terrible and inhumane.

        Geographers must do fieldwork in order to actually understand phenomena in our world. No matter how much they read about it and study the situation they will not truly understand it unless they go and experience it first hand and do fieldwork. Also people have a perception of place and can't truly understand the reality of the place unless they visit and travel there.

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It’s a Girl! Documentary Film – Official Website

It’s a Girl! Documentary Film – Official Website | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The “It’s a Girl” documentary film explores the question of why are 200 million girls missing? In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls.

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Simon Pegg Big Train sketch: Do You Speak English? - Comedy Greats - BBC

Simon Pegg and the BBC Big Train comedy sketch team perform a funny short on life of an English speaking tourist in France. Watch more high quality videos on...

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22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Small lobsters are tearing this nation apart. ;

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Houston to receive large share of Syrian refugees - Chron.com

Houston to receive large share of Syrian refugees - Chron.com | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Violence between loyalists of President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to topple his rule has caused more than 3 million people to escape the embattled country, mainly to neighboring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, and displaced nearly 8 million...
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Great Migration

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The 20th century migration of African Americans from rural communities in the South to large cities in the North and West.

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America Runs On Illegal Immigrants

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Some 11 million people in the US are illegal immigrants, many propping up the economy by working for low cash, no benefits. Will President Obama free the dishwashers?

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How Immigrants Come to Be Seen as Americans - Room for Debate

How Immigrants Come to Be Seen as Americans - Room for Debate | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Why are some immigrants and their descendants considered simply “American,” while others are still thought of as “outsiders”? How does an immigrant group come to be thought of as native?


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mapping population density: some interesting models.

mapping population density: some interesting models. | Human Geography | Scoop.it
I found these cartograms from an article in the Telegraph and was immediately impressed. The cartograms originated here and use data from the Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project as to create the int...

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China’s One Child Policy Causes Sexual Slavery - State Department Report

China’s One Child Policy Causes Sexual Slavery - State Department Report | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP report) has downgraded China to a Tier 3 nation – a status it now shares with Iran, Sudan and North Korea. Tier 3 nations may be subject to sanctions, if approved by the U.S.

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Rural communities face population challenge - Minden Times

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Rural communities face population challenge Minden Times While the populations of municipalities in the GTA are projected to increase during the next 20 years, Caldwell predicted some smaller communities will struggle just to maintain their...

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