Trade is an economic activity, but its greatest impact may turn out to be biological. Charles C. Mann, author of 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, on the world made by Columbus and his seafaring heirs.
This map is a fantastic geovisualization that maps the spatial patterns of languages used on the social media platform Twitter. This map was in part inspired by a Twitter map of Europe. While most cities would be expected to be lingistically homogenous, but London's cosmopolitan nature and large pockets of immigrants.
Tags: social media, language, neighborhood, visualization, cartography.
Ian Goldin, Director of the Oxford Martin School, warns that a backlash against immigration would wreak havoc on everything from hospitals to the high-tech industry. The interview is part of the Risk Response Network’s “What if?
This is article can be an intriguing introduction to a thought exercise geared towards understanding the economic impact of migration and the social processes that create our world.
Questions to ponder: Which points of the interviewee do you agree with? Are there some that you think his analysis is off-base? What do you think the impacts on a given location would be if there was no migration allowed?
Tags: migration, economic, unit 2 population, immigration, unit 6 industry, labor.
Each year, criminals are estimated to generate around $6.75 billion from the smuggling of migrants along just two of the principal routes used for such smuggling, namely from East, North and West Africa to Europe and from South America to North...
They arrive daily at the Greek border with Turkey-- migrants on their way to what they hope will be a better life. But they are also part of one of Europe's biggest problems: illegal immigration. Matina Stevis and Ayla Albarak report from Orestiada.
Greece is already facing many difficult challenges with its economy. Its tenuous economic situaiton is put under greater stress as illegal immigants flood across the border in search of opportunity.
In today's dollars, the bill for U.S. immigration enforcement since 1986 comes to $219 billion — roughly the cost of the space shuttle program. About 80,000 government workers depend on immigration enforcement.
"A large percentage of people in Rust Belt cities live on their own. Cincinnati has 43% of households consist of a single person. Now, 10 of the 25 cities with the highest percentage of people living solo are Midwestern industrial enclaves including Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, according to 2010 Census data."
The past century has been defined by an epic migration of people from rural areas to the city. In 2008, for the first time in history, more of the Earth's population was living in cities than in the countryside.
Climate Change Is Forcing Entire Countries to Migrate...
This is an issue that Bangkok itself may have to face as some scientist expect rising water levels to threaten its existence in the next 30-40 years. As we learned in 2011, flooding is an issue and its not going to go away unless some practical and substantial steps are taken.