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Worldometers - real time world statistics

Worldometers - real time world statistics | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
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Population control: Is it a tool of the rich?

Population control: Is it a tool of the rich? | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher charts ideals and the criticisms of population control campaigns over the past 50 years.

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Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:24 PM

This article is saying that the rich or those in power use population control as a tool to keep their wealth and the reign of power. They figure if they can control the birthrate of the country or monitor the population within a country they can still remain in control.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 21, 2014 11:33 PM

Unit 2

Salem MS Library's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:07 AM

FOR

Reason: strain on natural resources

 

AGAINST

Reason: cannot be enforced fairly

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National Geographic: Eye in the Sky--Overpopulation

National Geographic photographs and video clips show evidence of overpopulation on Earth and methods to help control it.
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Per calorie, beef requires more than 100 times as much land as rice and potatoes

Per calorie, beef requires more than 100 times as much land as rice and potatoes | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A paper published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences calculates the amount of natural resources used in producing various animal products. The authors write that so far, there have not been detailed, reliable estimates of the burden that different types of animal products impose on the natural environment. Know […]
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Gendered Cultural Narratives

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"As a Muslim woman who chooses to wear hijab,I'd like to apologize for this poster, to my non-hijab wearing cohorts. http://pic.twitter.com/IoLfDPEGx7”;


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David Lizotte's curator insight, March 25, 2015 8:19 PM

This poster/advertisement raises many questions. Having discussed it in detail during class it left me with a few questions and comments. One is whom created this poster? Two, where was this poster advertised? Three, its an extremely original piece of propaganda which passes judgement on woman and the way they are to live. Four, as discussed in class, the color green is a dominant "true" Islamic color. But what's also interesting is that the preferred character of women is on the east side of the poster while the scandalous-less preferred- woman is on the west side. Western influence in a middle eastern Islamic region is not quite received with open arms... Its almost saying Arab women should stay true to Islam and cover themselves. Women whom are influenced by western culture have lost there way and are damaged goods that no true man of Islam would want to pursue. 

This piece of propaganda has many layers to it. Although I personally am not too keen on the message it is an interesting and creative "piece" to say the least. Its too bad it is used to label and even dehumanize women.  

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 2015 4:37 PM

Im sure this poster was highly offensive to many people in the middle east, both male and female.  There is a lot of meaning in each picture, but the basic point seems to be that the image on the right is the way that a lady is supposed to dress, the way that is more appropriate.  Conservative with the candy wrapped, it shows that a woman should dress and act a certain way, while the other image has a girl, who appears to be naked with her hair blowing around, who looks like she has no values, or respect for her religion.

Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, March 31, 4:39 PM
This particular photo is quite interesting. On the right side of the photo, a woman wearing a hijab isis painted in green, a color that symbolizes life and peace in the Middle Eastern region. Under the woman is a piece of uneaten, clean candy and she is surrounded by beautiful butterflies. On the left is a woman who chooses not to wear a hijab. The color red could symbolize something evil, while the candy bar under her is half eaten and crawling with pests. The use of colors and imagery suggest that a woman who does not dress modestly is vermin, rather than a clean, wholesome women. It also represents how women are expected to be in this society. 
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Urban Heat Islands Are Helping Kill Trees

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The warmer conditions cities create make plant-eating pests thrive.
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Map: The happiest places in America

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What a ranking of unhappy cities can tell you about human decision-making
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A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
This simulation gives an eerily omniscient vantage on the world as it fills.
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Move Over Football Season: It’s Time for Fantasy Geopolitics

Move Over Football Season: It’s Time for Fantasy Geopolitics | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
I was up late one night planning around these problems and decided to check my fantasy football team. An hour or so into researching, I realized I was learning. I wondered if I could recreate this experience — getting curious, becoming more aware, and using that awareness to compete better in fantasy football — in…
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Illegal immigration by kids to U.S.A.

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Data Visualisation by @BBGVisualData. Data Source: US Gov Open Data.
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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...
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Here's One Big Thing You Can Do For A Greener Diet

Here's One Big Thing You Can Do For A Greener Diet | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A new study on the environmental burdens of beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy and plant products finds that beef is by far the worst offender.

According to the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a prominent ...
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Kate Buckland's curator insight, July 26, 2014 10:39 PM

Not new, but I love a good steak :(

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Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail

Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Department of Commerce just lifted a ban on satellite images that showed features smaller than 20 inches. The nation's largest satellite imaging firm, Digital Globe, asked the government to lift the restrictions and can now sell images showing details as small as a foot. A few inches may seem slight, but this is actually a big deal.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, July 19, 2014 1:18 PM

Here we go.  I was just at the ESRI conference in San Diego and Digital Globe is pushing this in a big way.

 

We seem to be concerned about "drones," but there are a host of technologies that should be equally concerning.  The cats of which are mostly already out of the bags.

 

Merry Christmas!

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:58 PM

APHG-U1

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, August 18, 2014 1:03 PM

Unit 1

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Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?

 

"Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots."


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CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 2014 8:03 PM

For use in understanding the placement of businesses in Human Geography.

Luke Walker's curator insight, October 3, 2014 3:34 AM

A great video lesson that gets at the heart of location theory and competition.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, June 1, 2015 10:11 AM

unit 6

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U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons

U.S. Hispanic and Asian populations growing, but for different reasons | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Both Hispanics and Asians been among the fastest-growing racial/ethnic groups in recent years, but since 2010, number of Asians have increased at a faster rate.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 27, 2014 10:15 AM

It is often noted that the cultural composition of the United States is undergoing a shift, referred to by some as the "Browning of America."  The story of Asian and Hispanic growth in the United States are occurring simultaneously, which makes many assume that they are growing for the same reasons.  The data clearly shows that this is not the case.  


Tags: migration, USA, ethnicity.

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:55 PM

APHG-U2

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:46 PM

A very interesting fact, because I thought that Hispanic race had grown rather than Asian race in the last few years but I see that not. Another thing that caught my attention was that the Hispanic  population has  growth due to the Hispanic  birth here in U.S and not because they immigrate to U.S. But in the case of the growth of the Asian population, is because they immigrate. I didn't know that, now I am more  informed.

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By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized

By 2060, the American South Could Be Three Times as Urbanized | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.
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The Shadow Apocalypse

The Shadow Apocalypse | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Now there are American casualties.
Not in Gaza, and not on the ill-fated Malaysian airliner. Now there are American casualties in another war very far away so maybe, goddammit, somebody should start paying more attention to it.
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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.
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How Cultures Move Across Continents

How Cultures Move Across Continents | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
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8 Key Facts About Africa - The Globalist

8 Key Facts About Africa - The Globalist | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Africa has one of the youngest and fastest-growing consumer markets in the world.
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▶ How Many Countries Are There? - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/1p2m6g/how_many_countries_are_there/ Help support videos like this: http://www.cgpgrey.com/subba...
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Colleen Blankenship's curator insight, May 18, 2014 3:24 PM

What constitutes a "state?"  Watch this video and make a determination.

Annie Pack's curator insight, June 25, 2014 1:10 PM

Country or not?? Interesting/confusing question!