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Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914

Asia today echoes divided Europe of 1914 | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Have we learnt anything from the mistakes of the past? Perhaps not, as modern Asia shows signs of falling into the same traps that triggered World War I.
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A short, quite interesting piece on the geopolitical similarities between Europe in 1914 and Asia in 2014. As stand offs over the South China Sea develop and the crises in the Middle East continue to fester, I seriously wonder if we are on the brink of another global conflict. What do other people think?

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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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Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World

Interactive: The 50 Largest Ports in the World | Mr Tony's Geography Stuff | Scoop.it
Investigate for yourself the mechanisms of global trade
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I think this is really interesting and a great way to illustrate to concept of patterns in geography. I'd love to see a similar list for 10, 20, 50 years ago. It woud be very cool to see the change over time.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:05 PM

Useful for looking at Global networks and teh links of trade between cities of the world.