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James Bond Travel Map

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Where in the world has 007 been in his 30 movies? 


If that's a question you've always wanted to know, then this set of maps was made just for you.


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James Bond is cool!

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Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.

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Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 29, 8:04 AM

Really? A twelve thousand mile roadway built through some of the roughest terrain known to man, through some of the least populated areas in the world, linking areas that have no development or tourist attractions? What a great idea....

The cost of this road would be in the trillions and who is going to fund this? What economic benefits will be derived from this undertaking? I don't know about you, but my dream trip would be to drive through Alaska for about 12 hours so I could see snowbanks, and then, wait for it, drive about nine thousand miles through more snowbanks, to reach Moscow, a viable attraction. Sounds legit to me! I have an incredibly original idea on how to accomplish this differently; fly there!

Think about what the average person would have to do to embark on this trip; passport, visas, an incredible amount of money to pay for the gas, an incredible amount of time to do this. A 12k trip @ 60 mph is on the order of 200 hours of driving, without stopping. Eight hours a day of driving gets you just this side of a month's worth of time.

Use your airline points, fly to Moscow, drink some Absolut, have a bowl of Borscht soup and spend some rubles on tourist attractions. Leave the driving to the Formula One organization.

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, April 1, 10:28 AM

I cannot see a superhighway, as proposed here, ever coming to fruition.  There are too many countries involved, first off.  Secondly, this would take massive amounts of coordination and planning and Russia, western Europe, and the U.S. cannot agree about a little strip of land in Ukraine, never mind agreeing on specifics for a 13,000 mile long highway.  It is interesting to look at and dream of but I cannot see it happening.

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 6, 11:05 PM

This is an interesting idea.  But it seems like one would be in the car for three weeks to get to London.  I wonder what kind of towns would pop up after Fairbanks.  If it's going to cost trillions, where would the return come from?  Who would get the return on the investment?  If Russia is willing to fund this then why don't they fix the areas of Russia that need help.  

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Bottoms up: how whale poop helps feed the ocean

Bottoms up: how whale poop helps feed the ocean | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Centuries of over-exploitation of whales for their meat and blubber has seen populations of most species plummet. But with no small amount of irony, the tables have turned with research discovering that…
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The tiny terrors at the bottom of the harbour

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Tiny fragments and threads of plastic have been found for the first time among the smallest grains of sand at the bottom of Sydney Harbour, potentially poisoning fish and other sea life.
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Journeys of hope inspire true stories at refugee week

Journeys of hope inspire true stories at refugee week | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
After arriving in Australia from Guinea, Yarrie Bangura never thought she would, in a few years, be the star of the Baulkham Hills African Ladies dance troupe and an ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Putting it down to her zeal for life and her love of peace, she launched Australia's International Refugee Week, giving the keynote speech titled Restoring Hope.
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Reef condition is 'poor', and probably worse than healthcheck suggests

Reef condition is 'poor', and probably worse than healthcheck suggests | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The latest healthcheck of the Great Barrier Reef shows the overall outlook is “poor”, and getting worse. According to the Outlook Report produced by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, climate…
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Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

Australia has approved a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project, despite concern over its potential environmental impact.

The Carmichael project in Queensland would include one of the world's biggest coal mines and a new railway.

It would be overseen by the Indian mining company Adani, which has already won approval to build a new coal port terminal at Abbott Point in Queensland.

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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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The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map

The Global Crisis Of Child Labor, In 1 Map | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
In much of the world, childhood means being forced to go to work.

There are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, according to the International Labor Organization. A new map by British consulting firm Maplecroft offers depres...
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Bottoms up: how whale poop helps feed the ocean

Bottoms up: how whale poop helps feed the ocean | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Centuries of over-exploitation of whales for their meat and blubber has seen populations of most species plummet. But with no small amount of irony, the tables have turned with research discovering that…
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The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it

The Great Barrier Reef and the coal mine that could kill it | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Tim Flannery: The Great Barrier Reef is sick. Almost half of its coral is already dead and a massive new coal mine, which was given final approval this week, will only cause further damage. This is not just an issue for Australia, it affects us all
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The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides.

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18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Take a look at Australia's amazing colour palate from a new perspective - the red sands of the Outback, the golden beaches of the Gold…
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The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water

The largest city in Brazil is running dangerously low on water | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Thanks to the worst drought in eight decades, millions of people in São Paulo are facing water outages.


Tags: Brazil, urban, water, urban ecology, climate change, environment depend, sustainability, agriculture, food production.


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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 4:59 PM

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Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:49 PM

Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, which provides one third of the countries GPD, is now running low or water due to one of the worst droughts in 8 years. There are more than 21 million people in this city and 13 million of them are facing water outages. If it doesn't rain soon, the city could face a collapse. The city has blamed the drought of lack of water in the vapor clouds that the amazon usually provides to the city. They also blame it on deforestation and global warming. President Dilma Rousseff has questioned the cities misusage of their water supply, claiming that the city mismanaged their water supply.  

Lydia Tsao's curator insight, March 23, 10:16 AM

This shows just how important water is the human race. It also shows how humans have no sense of urgency in conserving water until it's too late. The saying "you never know a good thing until it's gone" applies in this case. The Brazilian government did not take any sufficient measures to conserve water until it realized how depleted the reservoir is. This event demonstrates the environmental impact of  water depletion on humans, and how humans have such a huge impact on the geographical landscape on Earth. As seen in the picture above, many greens turned yellow as a result of the lowering water levels. The river beds are soon going to be overgrown by shrubbery as water no longer exists there. These are all results of a combination of natural (lack of rain) and human causes of resource depletion.

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Offshore detention centres: annual costs hit $1 billion

Offshore detention centres: annual costs hit $1 billion | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The federal government has spent more than $1 billion this financial year to house about 2100 asylum seekers in offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, Senate estimates has heard.
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Oldest and Youngest Populations

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"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.'  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."


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Max Minard's curator insight, March 22, 9:04 PM

This map shows the average age for every country based on its own individual population. It even provides the oldest and youngest countries with Niger being the youngest country on average and Germany and Japan tied for the oldest country on average. certain patterns can be seen on the map such as the green areas (teens as median age) being mainly centered is almost all of Africa. The other areas are in the twenties. Based on this information, one can safely assume that the average global ages correlates with the relative development of each country and it s success in domestic health care. Having this allows for their population to have a larger life expectancy and therefore a higher average age based on its overall population. 

Kristen Trammell's curator insight, March 23, 12:05 PM

I. Using the data from CIA Facebook, global post created a map illustrating the median ages of countries around the world. The world’s fifteen youngest countries are all located in Africa. The high number of teenagers in developed countries leads to youth unemployment which leads to the countries being “hampered by weak economies.” 

 

II. The distribution of ages effects countries by “weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.” Although countries with a fixed population of a young age can be detrimental, a country with an aging population can lead to a declining birth rate. This leads to labor shortages in the future which additionally stifles the economy.  

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 7:08 PM

Demographics seemingly started with age as a metric many years ago and have evolved into marketing tools, political footballs, and ways to combat everything from obesity to social security. Africa is clearly the youngest and probably for a very morbid reason; AIDS and Ebola among other diseases have taken their toll on the sexually active and thus have reduced the average age of their population.

Germany seems to be the place to go for a job as the labor shortage will mean higher wages for the folks who are left. Japan has another issue; a healthy aging population that will strain the government's ability to financially take care of them.

I wonder if the unevenness of Europe is an indication of the two World wars that were fought mostly on the turf. Did some countries lose more than others? If more soldiers, presumably of baby making age, perished did this affect the countries ability to keep pace with the Germany's and Spain's of Europe?

Diet seems to play a large part as well as the Mediterranean is well represented in terms of age. Does their healthy diet of fish, nuts, legumes and olive oil make a difference?

I could spend all day postulating, but I'll leave some of the findings for you to discover...

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Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?

Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event
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Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

Environment minister Greg Hunt admits Great Barrier Reef is in trouble | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Australia’s environment minister says the reef’s health has ‘some real negatives’ following the release of a new report
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The state of the Great Barrier Reef: experts respond

The state of the Great Barrier Reef: experts respond | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Two landmark reports on the health of the Great Barrier Reef have outlined the pressure it is being put under by climate…
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Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor' | Masada Geography | Scoop.it

The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.

The bleak forecast came in a five-yearly report released by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

Climate change remained the biggest threat to the site, the report said.

But poor water quality from land-based run-off, coastal development and fishing also posed challenges, it said.

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Sydney's fastest growing suburbs

Sydney's fastest growing suburbs | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Parramatta or Paddington? New data from the Domain Group charts the city's best and worst performers.
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Where Australia's immigrants were born | SBS World News

Where Australia's immigrants were born | SBS World News | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
SBS World News Australia - bringing you the global & national news that matters. Watch SBS ONE 6.30pm nightly and 10.30pm Mon-Fri, listen at 6am & 6pm Mon-Fri.
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Charting culture - YouTube

This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they trac...
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The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising

The world's megacities that are sinking 10 times faster than water levels are rising | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have issued a new warning to the world’s coastal megacities that the threat from subsiding land is a more immediate problem than rising sea levels caused by global warming.

 

A new paper from the Deltares Research Institute in the Netherlands published in April identified regions of the globe where the ground level is falling 10 times faster than water levels are rising - with human activity often to blame.

In Jakarta, Indonesia’s largest city, the population has grown from around half a million in the 1930s to just under 10 million today, with heavily populated areas dropping by as much as six and a half feet as groundwater is pumped up from the Earth to drink.

The same practice led to Tokyo’s ground level falling by two meters before new restrictions were introduced, and in Venice, this sort of extraction has only compounded the effects of natural subsidence caused by long-term geological processes.

 

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Adilson Camacho's curator insight, August 2, 2014 12:32 AM

Perception!

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Huge problem when combined with sea level rise

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APHG-U7

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18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Australia From The Air | Masada Geography | Scoop.it
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