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Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source | Al Jazeera America

Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source | Al Jazeera America | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
In 2013, Spain produced over 20 percent of its energy with wind turbines; questions remain over its economic stability
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What do people think of this? Good news or no? Is it viable in an economic sense? Does economics really count when people are doing something for the greater good? Will this decision prove to be a good one in 20 years? 50years? 100 years?

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Business Geography

Business Geography | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Grant Thrall, Ph.D., pioneered a new field of study — business geography — at the University of Florida.

 

Business geography involves using sophisticated technologies to interpret and analyze data to help businesses make decisions.


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While I find business quite boring, I do understand it's necessity. I think this illustrates very nicely the relevance of studying geography and how it relates to the "real" world. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 2013 2:09 PM

I understand that my readers are not people that I need to convince the geo-literacy is an essential component for a 21st century education; but we are the people that need to convince principals, politicians, school administrators, teachers and parents that teaching geography is fundamental.  Consider this an accessible article to use to make the case for geography for someone who sees the educational value from a business perspective.


Tags: edtech, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, geo-inspiration, geography education, models, spatial.

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Czech Republic's Ambassador

Czech Republic's Ambassador | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it

"As many I was deeply shocked by the tragedy that occurred in Boston earlier this month...As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social media a most unfortunate misunderstanding in this respect.  The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities - the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation."


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This is the reason that geography is important.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 19, 2013 9:59 PM

The fact that this official statement was even made by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic is an indictment on the state of geo-literacy in the United States.   The Chechen President also made a statement, saying to "look for the root of evil in America."