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Nicholas Felton | Feltron.com

Nicholas Felton | Feltron.com | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Nicholas Felton graphically represents different facets of his life in his annual report. Here's his 2007 version. A very cool way of recording movement, consumption, connectivity, and other human experiences.  

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Is Negative Population Growth Upon Us? Deaths Exceed Births in One Third of U.S. Counties | Newgeography.com

Is Negative Population Growth Upon Us? Deaths Exceed Births in One Third of U.S. Counties | Newgeography.com | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Changing population and migration rates are connected to many other societal, economic, and cultural factors.  

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Perpetual Ocean by NASA

Nasa provides us with a stunning time lapse of the worlds oceans. Available for download in various formats care of Nasa.gov http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a00...
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Ideas Illustrated » Visualizing English Word Origins

Ideas Illustrated » Visualizing English Word Origins | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Color-coded visualization of word origins within cross-cultural texts.  This is the direct link from an article orignally posted by the Economist.

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National Debt- How Much Is A Billion Dollars? Dave Walker

While this video is geared towards national debt, it is also useful in understanding population numbers.

 

This video puts a percpective on just how big 1 billion dollars is and its effect on the National Debt...

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The 8 Best TED Talks On Food Policy

The 8 Best TED Talks On Food Policy | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

This list, provided by Huffington Post, is good, but there are many more excellent Ted Talks on food.  Search yourself, or continue to check for more here.

 

On Saturday, TEDx Manhattan, an unofficial offshoot of the non-profit TED, will be hosting a series of lectures on the theme "Changing The Way We Eat." The talks are going to be live-streamed at viewing parties across the country.

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Understanding Earth

For our ancestors, geographic knowledge was crucial for survival. For our own survival today, geographic knowledge plays an equally important role.
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Women Funding Women Opens the Door to Responsible Investing - Business - GOOD

Women Funding Women Opens the Door to Responsible Investing - Business - GOOD | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
A new impact investment fund targets women and lowers the financial burden of making responsible investments—a WIN-WIN.
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The 'Myth' of Urbanization as a Driver of Economic Growth in China

The 'Myth' of Urbanization as a Driver of Economic Growth in China | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Asia Society Associate Fellow Alexandra Harney talks to Bloomberg News about how China's labor reform efforts could boost domestic consumption by making migrant workers more permanent.
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The Lexicon of Sustainability

The Lexicon of Sustainability | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

This website's goal is to create a working vocabulary or lexicon for sustainability.  It does so through the use of some interesting photography. Definition and descriptions are scripted over top of these photos.  

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Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site

Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Sounds like something we should be doing!

 

Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Geocaching.com is the listing service for geocaches around the world.

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Africa’s Population Surge

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At current growth rates, sub-Saharan Africa, which now makes up 12 percent of the world’s population, will account for more than a third by 2100.

 

Africa is the world's fastest growing region and consequently it is an incredibly young (demographically speaking) region.  This video show key reasons (primarily cultural and economic) for the population growth within Africa.  How does the  demographic transition model apply to Africa?


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Melissa Marie Falco-Dargitz's curator insight, November 3, 2014 12:46 PM

With declining rates of infant mortality, stable and growing maternity rates, the population of Africa is being projected to account for 33% of the world’s population. This may hold true unless we see what is happening in Europe, where increased maternal education and help with child rearing for society is leading to smaller families. So much so, that they have whole towns dying from lack of population replacement. China is seeing this as well with their “one child” program.  Unless sub-Saharan Africa starts a program heavy on education, the area will far exceed it’s ability to house and feed it’s populace.

Alex Vielman's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:31 AM

Within the other regions discussed in class, I can start to see how much of a global issue overpopulation is to the world. Alone, sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 12% of the global population and could possible go up to 1/3 by 2100. This is in incredibly huge number despite the time giving for it to occur. African suffers some similar problems as India. The areas are so overpopulated it becomes unsafe due to sanitation, water, food, and amongst all poverty. The big problem as well is that the generations are rather young. Nigeria is Africans most populous area. The poverty in this area where the power goes off in the middle of a birth and flashlights are being used in order to help the mother give birth. This is very important to analyze that not the proper equipment is giving for these people living in this region. The positive is that more people are being aware of pre contraceptives and seeking more family planning. 

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 2:56 PM

as we have seen in several articles before this is a large problem all over the world. mass population growth that the government can not keep up with will become a huge problem and lead to much more poverty. this needs to be handled carefully by individual governments and hopfully they can find a way to control this problem.

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Food Chain

Our food is picked by the most exploited people in the US. It always has been. Can you stomach that or will you stop the cycle?
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7 Billion, National Geographic Magazine

Learn more about population: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, ...
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Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Hungary's decision to destroy nearly 1,000 acres of corn because they were grown with genetically modified organisms should be a wake-up call for the U.S.
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Participatory Planning: Democratic Cities in the Digital Age | Magical Urbanism

Participatory Planning: Democratic Cities in the Digital Age | Magical Urbanism | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Today, more people worldwide live in cities than not. The need to make smart, well-informed decisions about how and where people live, work and play is more important than ever.
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Sacred Destinations on Google Earth (KML File)

Sacred Destinations on Google Earth (KML File) | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Google Earth continues to expand it reach and in the process better connect us to four corners of the earth (four compass points).  Check this new tool

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Is China's Breathtaking New City The Future Of Urban Living?

Is China's Breathtaking New City The Future Of Urban Living? | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
From Inhabitat: Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities.
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How Gandhi made tea taboo

How Gandhi made tea taboo | JWK Geography | Scoop.it
Tea is one of India's most popular beverages and may soon become the national drink. But for many years, it was considered a poison.
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How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills

How to Listen to Music: A Vintage Guide to the 7 Essential Skills | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

Music is one of the many points of access into any culture.  Our ability to listen and appreciate music will dictate how easily we pass through that door and join the party.

 

'Respond esthetically to all sounds, from the hum of the refrigerator motor or the paddling of oars on a lake, to the tones of a cello or mu...

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Downtowns: How Did We Get Here?

Kennedy Smith is considered one of the nation's leading experts on downtowns, downtown economics, independent business development and the economic impact of urban sprawl, with a long career in downtown revitalization.

 

This video discusses the decline of the American Central Business District, the rise of shopping malls, the importance of the automobile and spatial organization of particular economic sectors.

 

Parts Two  http://vimeo.com/37041011 ; and Three  http://vimeo.com/37050944 ; continue the discussion with an emphasis on practical urban planning policies for small cities to revitalize the downtown region with some domestic and foreign examples. 


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:38 AM

I have wondered about that where these downtowns came from. I have thought of it because I am very curious to learn about downtown providence and how it became a downtown. Where did the word downtown come from? It is amazing how things are being called in this world.

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Girls born in 2009 will live shorter lives than their mothers in hundreds of US counties | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Girls born in 2009 will live shorter lives than their mothers in hundreds of US counties | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

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Connecting the Dots Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Connecting the Dots Between Climate Change and Extreme Weather | JWK Geography | Scoop.it

People around the world sharing pictures and stories about how climate change is affecting their life.

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