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The diabetes epidemic: Up to half a million Australians have this deadly disease without realising it

The diabetes epidemic: Up to half a million Australians have this deadly disease without realising it | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
These charts show why drastic action is needed to halt the march of silent killer linked to 3.7 million deaths a year.
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This is a very interesting (if a little worrisome!) article. There is so much geography in it. It has very obvious links to the IB Geo optional theme The Geography of Health & Medicine. I think there are also strong links to the Disparities in Development core topic. There are lots of opportunities for mapping activities based on the data in the article.
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Inequality and Sustainability

Presentation at the Environmental Audit Committee of the UK Parliament, British Academy, London, 15 Oct 2014
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This is a perspective I had never considered. What a brilliant idea! Very thought provoking.

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Why Asia is probably poorer than we think

Why Asia is probably poorer than we think | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Jayati Ghosh: Asia’s ‘success’ in reducing poverty uses a flawed system for measuring income and ignores food insecurity
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State_of_World_Mothers_2013.pdf

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And here is the complete report for those interested. 

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DR Congo 'worst place for mothers'

DR Congo 'worst place for mothers' | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the "toughest" place in the world to be mother and Finland is the best, according to Save the Children charity.
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A review of the latest Save the Children maternal health report from the BBC. Good for population studies as well as disparities in development.

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Human Development Index

"This video shows the basic concept of HDI (Human Development Index), by using four different examples (Japan, Mexico, India and Angola)."


Via Seth Dixon
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This is a really cool summary look at the Human Development Index.

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Maggie Naude's curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:32 PM

some emerging markets, Japan

Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:38 PM

Des cartes pour comprendre le monde

Tracey Sarvis's curator insight, November 9, 2014 8:24 AM

HDI

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Photography: An Intimate Look at Impoverished Homes Around the World

Photography: An Intimate Look at Impoverished Homes Around the World | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

Renowned photographer Steve McCurry takes us on an insightful journey, sharing the varied definitions of home from around the world in his series titled Where We Live.


Via Andrea Zeitz
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Steve McCurry captured the famous image of the "Afghan Girl" that was the cover of an issue of National Geographic. These images are of homes from around the world. I think they are a little challenging, which is good. I envisage showing them when teaching Disparities in Wealth & Development.

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Andrea Zeitz's comment, February 16, 2013 10:39 AM
Thanks for the added information-I know his photo so well didn't make the connection. These photos will make for many an interesting conversation!
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Tourism, coal shipping turning Vietnam's Ha Long Bay into an 'ecological disaster' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tourism, coal shipping turning Vietnam's Ha Long Bay into an 'ecological disaster' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The Vietnamese government is facing pressure to lessen the impact of economic development on the once-pristine Ha Long Bay, where visitors are warned not to enter the excrement-laden water.
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This is so very sad. I was in Ha Long Bay in 2010. It was an amazing place. Not pristine by any stretch, but amazing nonetheless. The article, I think, illustrates the tension between development and exploiting the environment. There need to be a balance between exploitation & conservation. Limits to visitor numbers? Strongly enforced regulation? Who knows?!

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A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods

A greener Burkina: sustainable farming techniques, land reclamation and improved livelihoods | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
This case study describes the factors that have enabled 200,000–300,000 hectares (ha) of degraded land in Burkina Faso to be brought into productive use through the application of improved traditional farming techniques. It draws out important lessons regarding the diffusion and adoption of appropriate agricultural technologies, effective social organisation and the role of finance in supporting and promoting progress in sustainable agriculture.
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Interactive Map Showing How Income Inequality Has Changed In 100 Years

This interactive map shows just how much the percentage of income made by the top 1 percent of earners around the world has changed over the last 100 years. (I love #cartography.

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NZ women face 1 in 3300 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth - report - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

NZ women face 1 in 3300 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth - report - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
New Zealand women face a one in 3300 chance of dying during pregnancy or childbirth, the fourth worst odds among 34 industrialised countries included in Save the Children's annual
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An iteresting contrast to the BBC article on the same report. Complete with requisite dig at Australia:)

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Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality

Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
The issue of wealth inequality in the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that inequality in dramatic and graphic fashion.
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This is quite a good description of the distribution of wealth in the United States. It's possibly shocking for some people and I hope it's thought provoking for everyone.

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Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments

Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
These bird's-eye images have been taken by the Hong Kong-based Society for Community Organisation in a bid to document the plight of the city's most underprivileged people.
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This is quite amazing. An excellent resource for teaching population.

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