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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country DESCRIBES PHYSICAL AND HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLACE

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country DESCRIBES PHYSICAL AND HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLACE | Human Geography | Scoop.it

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This pictorial diagram describes both physical and human characteristics of South Sudan. South Sudan is the world's newest country. 

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2:08 PM

South Sudan recently gained its independence from Sudan. South Sudan is now home to 10-12 million people and is the 193rd member of the United Nations. However, just because South Sudan became independent from Sudan does not mean it does not no longer carry some of the remaining issues.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 10:26 AM

This infographic gives an idea of why South Sudan seceded from the rest of the country. Decades of civil war preceded the secession, and it is clear the cultural differences between the two areas were a contributing factor. South Sudan is a part of the fertile Sahel, with the majority of its people Christian, while Sudan is mostly desert, with the majority of its people Muslims. South Sudan, as a new nation, faces a number of difficulties. Its new government needed to remain stable to focus on nation building, but war has broken out between the government and a rebel faction. South Sudan, should it become stable again, should work to improve the education of its people, as the infographic explains, since the vote to secede needed symbols rather than words due to only 15% of its people being literate.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 1:05 PM

South Sudan has separated itself two years ago from the rest of Sudan. Its powers have become acknowledged by other countries and its messages to the outside world are ones of peace.

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Should we be worried?


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 21, 2013 1:58 AM
Our current predicament in terms of resource depletion, pollution and climate change is mainly due to the industrialized lifestyle of the minority of the world population. Obviously, that's not a result of overpopulation per se.

However, population growth stops when living standards rise. We can't stabilize at 10 billion unless all 10 billion enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Given that even our current resource use is unsustainable, overpopulation is a real issue.
Hongsheng Li's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:18 PM

人口资源环境承载力

人口过度 or 消费过度

Blake Welborn's curator insight, October 7, 2013 9:49 AM

This fits in well with our population chapter now as this is warning of over population. As the population increases so does need for food, which increases global agriculture and pollution

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Describes a challenge related to human migration.

Describes a challenge related to human migration. | Human Geography | Scoop.it

European Americans have a larger proportion of potentially harmful variants than African Americans --- probably an artefact of their original migration out of Africa.

 

The human genome has been busy over the past 5,000 years. Human populations have grown exponentially, and new genetic mutations arise with each generation. Humans now have a vast abundance of rare genetic variants in the protein-encoding sections of the genome.

 

A study published in Nature now helps to clarify when many of those rare variants arose. Researchers used deep sequencing to locate and date more than one million single-nucleotide variants — locations where a single letter of the DNA sequence is different from other individuals — in the genomes of 6,500 African and European Americans.

 

The findings confirm their earlier work suggesting that the majority of variants, including potentially harmful ones, were picked up during the past 5,000–-10,000 years.


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Genetic mutations (both negative and positive included) arose during migration. This article descirbes how European Americans have a greater amount of mutations than African Americans- meaning that after the migration from Africa, mutations began to arise. 

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EU, Ukraine Want Trade Deal Despite Russian Threats ILLUSTRATES HOW NATIONS ARE ECONOMICALLY INTERDEPENDENT

EU, Ukraine Want Trade Deal Despite Russian Threats  ILLUSTRATES HOW NATIONS ARE ECONOMICALLY INTERDEPENDENT | Human Geography | Scoop.it
European Union and Ukrainian leaders are rushing to say that Russian threats won't deter them from signing a deal that would strengthen trade and political ties.
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Ukraine wants admission into the EU. This article relates to how the EU has created such a successful union that other countries want to join it. 

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South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country DESCRIBES PHYSICAL AND HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLACE

South Sudan: The World’s Newest Country DESCRIBES PHYSICAL AND HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS OF A PLACE | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon
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This pictorial diagram describes both physical and human characteristics of South Sudan. South Sudan is the world's newest country. 

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, March 17, 2:08 PM

South Sudan recently gained its independence from Sudan. South Sudan is now home to 10-12 million people and is the 193rd member of the United Nations. However, just because South Sudan became independent from Sudan does not mean it does not no longer carry some of the remaining issues.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, March 25, 10:26 AM

This infographic gives an idea of why South Sudan seceded from the rest of the country. Decades of civil war preceded the secession, and it is clear the cultural differences between the two areas were a contributing factor. South Sudan is a part of the fertile Sahel, with the majority of its people Christian, while Sudan is mostly desert, with the majority of its people Muslims. South Sudan, as a new nation, faces a number of difficulties. Its new government needed to remain stable to focus on nation building, but war has broken out between the government and a rebel faction. South Sudan, should it become stable again, should work to improve the education of its people, as the infographic explains, since the vote to secede needed symbols rather than words due to only 15% of its people being literate.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 1:05 PM

South Sudan has separated itself two years ago from the rest of Sudan. Its powers have become acknowledged by other countries and its messages to the outside world are ones of peace.

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Obama Weighs In On Devastating Tornado Damage DESCRIBES HOW COMMUNITIES AND STATES COOPERATE IN PROVIDING RELIEF EFFORTS DURING AND AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS

Obama Weighs In On Devastating Tornado Damage DESCRIBES HOW COMMUNITIES AND STATES COOPERATE IN PROVIDING RELIEF EFFORTS DURING AND AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS | Human Geography | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday on the damage from a massive tornado that ripped through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday. "In an instant, neighborhoods were destroyed, dozens of people lost their lives," Obama said.
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President Obama's speech after the Moore tornadoes encourages and commends fellow Americans to support victims. Americans are coming together to help one another in times of need.
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These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered USES A MAP TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION

These Are All the Places That Europeans Actually Discovered USES A MAP TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Of all the places you think were discovered by Europeans, how many were actually discovered by Europeans?

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This map shows cultural diffusion and highlights the reasons why Americans should not be geographically illiterate. America was a country discovered by foreign nations, not Americans. It is important to remember this. 

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, August 31, 2013 12:01 PM

Really?

Ignacio Garrido's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:18 AM

Exercise 1

 

Read the new :

 

1. What was the first country in discover another place ? and the last one ?

2. What decade were the discoveries in ?

3. Why does the author of the new write "discovered" ?

4. What kind ( geographical characteristics ) of territories are the mostly of the discoveries ?

5. Give your personal opinion about text

 

Answer it on the Moodle plattform. Good Luck ¡¡

Remember put the number of exercise ¡¡

 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 2:03 PM

This mpa depicts the European discoveries that have transpired throughout the years and where they have been invented in Europe. Many of them have been created in regions near Portugal and the Spain/Austria Hungry regions. This shows you the percentage and the amount of people it has affected in each region.