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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 | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | 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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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, 2015 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.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, September 30, 2015 7:19 AM

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Movement of Peoples - Year 9 History, Australian Curriculum

Movement of Peoples - Year 9 History, Australian Curriculum

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Somaliland Guardian: Hargeisa: a city on the edge

In line with other growing third world cities, Hargeisa has a rapidly expanding population and is home to many refugees fleeing the violence in the South of Somalia, work seekers and settlers from neighbouring nations such as Ethiopia.

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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:22 PM

We are discussing Ethnicities and refugees... take a look for anothe example HUGGERS!

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What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline

What Pollution? Hong Kong Tourists Pose With Fake Skyline | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Picture this: Tourists visiting one of your city's most prominent attractions are unable to see it because of smog, haze and a bevy of other airborne pollutants. What's the solution?

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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 22, 2015 7:17 PM

Major cities in the world should take a deeper look into controlling pollution problems in their cities.  At some point, these places will no longer attract people to live in these areas, thus lowering the impact that these industries may have.  But as long as people are still living here by the millions and there is tourism, and buisness is booming, nothing will be done about the issue.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 27, 2015 12:08 PM

Summer reading KQ4: pollution, smog, megacity, sustainability

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 25, 2015 6:22 AM

Pollution is a huge issue facing both Hong Kong, and the rest of China in general. So far the government  has done little to actually combat the problem. The Chinese governments response has been to pretend that the problem does not really exist. A fake skyline can just erase the problem. In reality dealing with the pollution issue would actually help the Chinese economy. When people seek to go on a vacation, they are seeking a destination that is clean and safe. Who wants to visit a place were, you have to ware a mask to prevent the breathing in of armful chemicals. A cleaner less polluted china would lead to an expanded tourism industry.

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Megacities present global health hurdle: experts

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Health issues facing so-called "megacities" like Tokyo, Mumbai or New York are poised to become a huge challenge for global policy as the cities grow, experts at the World Health Summit said.

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Megacities pose serious health challenge

Megacities pose serious health challenge | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Researchers call for stringent air-quality control during rapid urbanization.

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The rise of megacities - interactive

The rise of megacities - interactive | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

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101 East - Mega Cities - Mega Problems

Indonesia's Jakarta is overwhelmed by people, traffic, pollution and rubbish.

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The Evolution of African Megacities

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Palatinate: The Official Durham Student Newspaper

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Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City

Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Even a showpiece project in Shaanxi Province shows flaws in China’s urbanization drive, including high electricity costs and a lack of jobs in the new towns.

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Karnataka govt dreams big of a mega-city in Bangalore

Karnataka govt dreams big of a mega-city in Bangalore | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
The new government in Karnataka has dreamt big of a mega-city in Bangalore. It envisions infrastructural development and economic benefits.

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Major Cities In Project to Reduce Carbon | The Energy Collective

Major Cities In Project to Reduce Carbon | The Energy Collective | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Cities are responsible for 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. Los Angeles and Paris are both participating in the Megacities Carbon Project to develop methods for measuring greenhouse gas emissions.

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Developing World Cities and Population Density

Developing World Cities and Population Density | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Without a question, we are living in an urban era. More people now live in cities than anywhere else on the planet and I’ve repeatedly argued that cities are our most important economic engine. As a result of these shifts, we’re seeing megacities at a scale the world has never seen before.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:31 PM

Mega cities and the challenges they face for the future is focus in this article. Great statistics on populations and urban densities are also included.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:47 PM

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Taipei - Mega Cities - National Geographic Documentary

Over a hundred people packed the Observatory on the 91st floor of Taipei 101 for the Premier Party of National Geographic's Megacities. The hour-long documen...

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Beijing's Pollution

Beijing's Pollution | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, November 24, 2014 2:21 PM

Great picture to show the two sectors of China's society. In Beijing we see the combination of industry and post industrialized. 

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, November 24, 2014 11:40 PM

This picture taken by a photographer with the perfect lighting is brilliant....that is, if you're into deceiving people that the pollution from these power plants stays away from the higher class businesses and residences.  Looking at this picture you see the smoke coming from the power plant in China far in the distance creating a yellowish hue that could be thought to be from the sun.  Then closer in the scene we see what appears to be businesses and potentially some peoples homes.  This area is in a totally different color from the yellow we see to be associated with the pollution from the power plant.  Here we see a blue, commonly associated with clean water, covering the entirety of this area.  With the difference in colors these places seem to be as different as possible from each other.  In reality though, smog doesn't just stay in one area of the city where it is produced, but spreads throughout the entirety of a city.  There are no restraints on where the pollution can and can't be, it is free flowing into communities where people work and live.  If you're trying to sell a house here this picture wouldn't be a bad idea to use, although most natives aren't oblivious to what is really going on.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:00 PM

This picture is interesting to say the least, it depicts two different cities, even though it is the same city. the picture does a good job at showing the major problem that pollution is causing to Beijing. While showing a smog surrounded city behind a clean, yet clouded looking city, drives this point of pollution home and raises the question is putting large factories and toxic fumes in the air, more important than the well being of your citizens?

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Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine

Megacities @ National Geographic Magazine | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it

By 2030, 2 out of 3 people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a review of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Lagos, Bangkok and Hyderabad.


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Health, Pollution and Traffic Conditions Within Mega Cities

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These megacities take up approximately only 2 percent of the Earth's land surface, yet they account for roughly 75 percent of industrial wood use, 60 percent of human water use, and nearly 80 percent of all human produced carbon emissions.

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Hot topics in development in 2012: megacities, MDGs and more – interactive

Hot topics in development in 2012: megacities, MDGs and more – interactive | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
What were the defining issues of this year in development when land grabs, aid and Rio+20 made the headlines?

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The Problem With Megacities

The Problem With Megacities | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
Megacities in developing countries should be seen for what they are: a tragic replaying of the worst aspects of the mass urbanization that occurred previously in the West.

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Looming Disaster and Endless Opportunity


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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Evolving a Sustainable Transport System for Megacities (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Evolving a Sustainable Transport System for Megacities (Page 1 of 2) | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

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Can Bangalore become a well-networked mega-city? : Postnoon

Can Bangalore become a well-networked mega-city? : Postnoon | Year 11 Geography - Megacities | Scoop.it

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Metropolitan Planning Authority in Lagos


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