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World Population Growth — Our World in Data

World Population Growth — Our World in Data | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
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Wow! There is so much data in this. It's kind of overwhelming in a sense. Love that there is so much stuff on the changes that have occurred over time. Brilliant.

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A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words

A Plan To Replace Geographic Coordinates on Earth With Unique Strings of Three Words | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The startup what3words wants to change the way we talk about locations
Tony Hall's insight:

This is a very very interesting concept. My initial thought was "Really? Do we need this?" Since that thought I have been wondering about weather it might work. I would really love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

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Technological changes


Via Seth Dixon
Tony Hall's insight:

I think this is awesome. Fantastic way of illustraing change over time. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 9, 2013 7:40 AM

This animated GIF of the technological changes within the music industry is fascinating.  First the Vinyl, then cassette, and the CD each were the dominant product for a time.  Today, digital music has superceded any "hard copy" format and that changes how we interact with music.  Musicians aren't trying to make a great album with 10 memorable tracks that blend together; those that spend time resisting these changes to the industry were definitely on the wrong side of history. 

Tony Hall's comment, April 11, 2013 12:32 AM
So very cool:) Great for illustrating the concept of change over time.
MrJocz's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:36 PM

This is pretty awesome!

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Supervolcano forming north of New Zealand - National - NZ Herald News

Supervolcano forming north of New Zealand - National - NZ Herald News | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A supervolcano forming north of New Zealand could spell the end of the world - but there is no need to panic, it won't happen for at least 100 million years.
Tony Hall's insight:

This is cool! Not that I want the world to end, but this is the kind of information that makes me love being a Geogrphy teacher!

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#Volcano forms new Japanese #island #Nishinoshima

#Volcano forms new Japanese #island #Nishinoshima | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land - helped by rotting bird poo and hatchling vomit.
Tony Hall's insight:

This is awesome! I think it would a very interesting exercise to monitor this island (somehow) to observe the changes that occur over time. What an amazing opportunity!

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Shanghai's Global Ascendance

Shanghai's Global Ascendance | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria recently spent time in Shanghai, China, the fastest-growing city in the world. A week ago, he took this amazing shot, recreating the same framing and perspective as a photograph taken in 1987, showing what a difference 26 years can make. The setting is Shanghai's financial district of Pudong, dominated by the Oriental Pearl Tower at left, and the new 125-story Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second tallest skyscraper, at 632 meters (2,073 ft) high, scheduled to finish by the end of 2014. Shanghai, the largest city by population in the world, has been growing at a rate of about 10 percent a year the past 20 years, and now is home to 23.5 million people -- nearly double what it was back in 1987. This entry is focused on this single photo pairing, with several ways to compare the two.


Via Seth Dixon, Cory Erlandson
Tony Hall's insight:

Wow. This is amazing. The cynical side of me wonders what the costs have been for the people of the area. Not to mention the environmental costs.

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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 12:38 PM

It is amazing how quick a city can change in only 26 years. Since this picture was taken in 1987, the city's population has doubled, and is continuing to grow rapidly. Today, this city is one of the largest in the world and has magnificent skyscrapers, one of which is the second tallest in the world. It is obvious globalization hit this mega city very quickly, making it one of the most impressive cities in the world. 

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:37 PM

Buildings, skyscrapers and urbanization. Why not? This is how the world is and this is what attacks tourists. For Shanghai, they need to be up to par with all the other business and tech savvy countries and cities. This is how they are going to keep their technological business, by building what needs to be built. 

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:16 PM

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New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires are in for some of the biggest sea-level rises by 2100, finds one of the most comprehensive predictions to date

Via Seth Dixon
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Could be really good to look at when discussing sustainability.

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