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Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics - BBC News

Migrant crisis: Migration to Europe explained in graphics - BBC News | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
The crisis facing the EU as migrants from the Middle East and Africa try to reach new homes in Europe, explained with charts and maps.

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peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows

Another interesting animated graph on migration.  You'll have to look at it as no picture uploaded.  Take my word for it!


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Dawn of the 22nd Century: Estimating Africa’s Population Size - The Globalist

Dawn of the 22nd Century: Estimating Africa’s Population Size - The Globalist | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
Projecting population size over the long term is tricky business.

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The world's biggest and most dangerous dump sites – interactive

The world's biggest and most dangerous dump sites – interactive | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
Waste is now a global business yet more than half of the world’s population use dumps for disposing rubbish, creating massive sites full of hazardous materials

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Andy Dorn's curator insight, November 19, 2015 7:04 AM

Thanks Dalton for finding and sharing this.

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Dozens killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Dozens killed in Myanmar jade mine landslide | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it

Around 100 people have died in a huge landslide in a remote jade mining area of northern Myanmar, officials said Sunday, as search teams continued to find bodies in one of the deadliest disasters to strike the country's shadowy jade industry.


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How equal are you? - BBC News

How equal are you? - BBC News | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ Use our interactive to find out how your country ranks for gender equality and how it compares with others”
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When will we run out of space? Human Population Growth - YouTube

“ So how many people is too many people. To get a feel for human population growth, we introduce it quickly with an example from fish tank - the guppies. This ...”
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A look ahead to an ageing population

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“ Perceptions of the elderly vary widely around the world, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.”
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:29 PM

This article explains how the number of people over the age of 65 will triple by the time we reach 2050. This is causing a major controversy, while many Japanese people believe that this will cause major problems in the world, many Americans disagree. While Americans may be right, this population change will diversely affect the economy, many more middle-aged people will have to get out of work in order to take care of the rising amount of elderly in the world.

 

I though that it was interesting that just the population of elderly people is said to be tripled. Why just the elderly? Is it because of our improving healthcare?

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Singapore: Goody bag for every newborn

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“ Babies born in Singapore in 2015 will get a goody bag.”
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, March 22, 2015 3:16 PM

Singapore Government officials have decided that babies will now be given a "goody bag" along with them when they are born. The goody bag will include things that are beneficial to the baby and other things that parents can keep and later show to their children as memorabilia. The goody bags will also include the baby's birth certificate and other important documents. This idea was passed because of Singapore's birth rate fall.

 

I like the idea of the parents and babies getting a goody bag when they are born. I think that it is a cool and nifty way to increase the birth rate in Singapore, and I think that other developing countries should try it too.

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How Did Technology Help Create China's Historically Large Population?

How Did Technology Help Create China's Historically Large Population? | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
"Chinese technology was 1,000-plus years ahead of everyone else—like this, but with horses and rice. Imagine if today's crops suddenly became 30 times more productive. That would cause a population boom, right? Agriculture is how human populations exploded in size compared to hunter-gatherer civilizations. So let's talk about some of those tools of agriculture and how population booms were achieved in an era of horse and plow."
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Most UK births since 1972, says ONS

Most UK births since 1972, says ONS | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than in any year since 1972, contributing to the highest population growth in the EU, official figures show.

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Britain's booming population is a blessing, not a curse

Britain's booming population is a blessing, not a curse | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ Polly Toynbee: The birth rate, at its highest for 40 years, is a great opportunity for our economy and wellbeing – if we make the right choices”
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Dr. John Tanton Topic 9: Demographic Momentum

“ In September, 2006, Dr. John H. Tanton was interviewed by George A. Colburn. This topic includes a discussion of demographic momentum (also referred to as po...”
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Watch Europe's Migrant Crisis Escalate in This Animated Map

Watch Europe's Migrant Crisis Escalate in This Animated Map | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
A new interactive data viz shows flows of refugees seeking asylum as whizzing dots.

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Migrant crisis: Swedish border checks introduced - BBC News

Migrant crisis: Swedish border checks introduced - BBC News | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
Sweden brings in temporary border checks to control the flow of migrants into the country, as an EU-Africa summit continues.

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Dharavi - National Geographic Magazine

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Dharavi: Mumbai's Shadow City - As Mumbai booms, the poor of its notorious Dharavi slum find themselves living in some of India's hottest real estate.

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Sketch your Geography!

Fiendishly simple but very deceptive. Another highly visual resource to engage geographers everywhere!

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How Africa's fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda

How Africa's fastest solar power project is lighting up Rwanda | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
East African plant is completed in less than a year – creating jobs and setting the country on the path to providing half its population with electricity by 2017

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Seattle Times - A Confusing Place for Ed Information

Seattle Times - A Confusing Place for Ed Information | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“Speaking of extended essays, it takes a tremendous amount of teacher time to oversee even one, and at large-IB population schools, some teachers oversee as many as 5 or 6. Then there's the cost of textbooks and source ...”
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China to loosen one-child policy

China to loosen one-child policy | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ China is to relax its policy of restricting most couples to having only a single child, state media say, part of a raft of reforms being announced.”
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China expands 'baby hatch' scheme

China expands 'baby hatch' scheme | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ China's health authorities expand a "baby hatch" scheme across the country to provide safe place for parents to abandon their unwanted infants.”
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Alexis Michelle's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:35 AM

The population in China is so humongous that each family or couple can only have  one child. The "baby hatch " scheme is this kind of like an orphanage for kids who are not wanted in their family's in China which is an amazing idea so that kids don't  get put on the streets and end up dieing. 

Brealyn Holley's curator insight, September 8, 2015 9:36 AM

The population in China is so big that each couple is allowed to have one baby per family. I think that this is wrong because you shouldn't have to give your baby away just because it's a girl. However, if the child is a girl then they most likely have to disown the baby and even put it in the "baby hatch". -BH 

Rebecca Cofield's curator insight, September 26, 2015 11:46 AM

I believe this is a more humane and safe way to discard of unwanted children in China but I do wish there would be a cultural shift in the way of thinking.  Girls and boys are needed in all countries to maintain a balance in gender roles.  It is still astonishing to me the number of babies who are abandoned in all parts of the world.

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Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply

Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.”
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Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ The number is on the rise.”
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Interactives: War and Refugees

Interactives: War and Refugees | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it

UNHCR has been attempting to count the world's refugees since it was created. If you want to find out which years resulted in the worst displacement, which were the biggest countries of origin and which were the biggest countries of asylum, use the interactive map.


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Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 10:16 PM

Unit 2: Population and Migration

 

This article features an interactive map that displays the numbers of IDPs (internally displaced persons) made by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. You are able to look through the years and see the varying amounts of IDPs, as well as the countries that produced the most of them and which continue to.

 

This goes along with the human geography theme of refugees and IDPs, and this is a very helpful article in providing a simple way to see an overview of where and to what extent this most occurs. 

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Europe's new refugees

Europe's new refugees | iGeography@SAC | Scoop.it
“ Europe's job hungry migrants are flocking overseas, with many landing in nations once colonised by their home countries.”
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