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How should UK deal with coastal erosion?

How should UK deal with coastal erosion? | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
The National Trust calls for a new approach to planning and managing the future of Britain's coastline.
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The Growth of Megacities

The Growth of Megacities | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it

"For the first time in human history, more of the world’s 6.8 billion people live in cities than in rural areas. That is an incredible demographic and geographic shift since 1950 when only 30 percent of the world’s 2.5 billion inhabitants lived in urban environments.

 

The world’s largest cities, particularly in developing countries, are growing at phenomenal rates. As a growing landless class is attracted by urban opportunities, meager as they might be, these cities’ populations are ballooning to incredible numbers.

 

A May 2010 Christian Science Monitor article on “megacities” predicted that by 2050, almost 70 percent of the world’s estimated 10 billion people—more than the number of people living today—will reside in urban areas. The social, economic and environmental problems associated with a predominantly urbanized population are considerably different from those of the mostly rural world population of the past."


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Whitney Souery's curator insight, May 28, 2014 6:48 PM

The majority of megacities are in the developing world, with the exception of places like New York and Tokyo, best showing how the face of the world is changing. Developing countries are on their paths to becoming major powers, such as Calkutta for example. As an enlarging city, more and more citizens are flocking to the abundance of jobs in the city which thus increases India's development as a result of the growing city and thus leads to a cycle of growth as demand for more jobs increases as the city grows. Megacities are thus a symbol of the developing world and can be used in human geography as symbols of development. 

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:08 AM

mega cities

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Is Climate Change Increasing the Disease Risk for Arctic Marine Mammals?

Is Climate Change Increasing the Disease Risk for Arctic Marine Mammals? | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
A changing Arctic may be increasing the disease risk for animals like beluga whales and seals.
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What is climate change? - Met Office

Our infographic explores the difference between weather and climate, what drives our climate and how our climate is changing.
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The 10 worst cities in the world to live in

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Damascus in Syria is the worst city in the world to live in, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking.
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Does Population Matter? Danny Dorling

Does Population Matter? Danny Dorling | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
One of the world's leading geographers Professor Danny Dorling visits the RSA to argue that our concerns over population growth may be overblown. To find out...
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Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more!

Scribble Maps - Draw on google maps with scribblings and more! | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Draw on google maps with scribbles, squares, circles, and more!
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The city of 2050

The city of 2050 | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where you or your children may be living in 2050? Experts predict that by then three quarters of the world's population will live in cities.
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How extreme will future heatwaves be? Choose your own adventure

How extreme will future heatwaves be?  Choose your own adventure | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Depending on our greenhouse gas emissions path, today's extreme heat could become the norm, or could be relatively rare
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Do you want to live in a smart city?

Do you want to live in a smart city? | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Cities are getting smarter but what actually does that mean and are you living in a dumb one?
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A bridge across the Irish Sea and four other amazing plans

A bridge across the Irish Sea and four other amazing plans | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
There's always new proposals for big-money infrastructure projects, but could these five really change life in Britain and Ireland.
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Coastal towns 'in cycle of poverty'

Coastal towns 'in cycle of poverty' | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Declining seaside towns in parts of the UK are stuck in a cycle of poverty and are "dumping grounds" for the most vulnerable people, a think tank says.
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Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis: the world's 10 riskiest cities

Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones and tsunamis: the world's 10 riskiest cities | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
A report assesses 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami – here are the riskiest
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Building megacities: could Africa lead the way?

Building megacities: could Africa lead the way? | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Ambitious city plans could transform the African continent but what will the new urban jungle look like?
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Are container ships getting too big?

Are container ships getting too big? | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it

What is blue, a quarter of a mile long, and taller than London's Olympic stadium?  The answer - this year's new class of container ship, the Triple E. When it goes into service this June, it will be the largest vessel ploughing the sea.  Each will contain as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers and have a capacity equivalent to 18,000 20-foot containers (TEU).  


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Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, October 7, 2015 1:17 PM

These vessels are specifically made to increase more profit and is a symbol of economic power for trades between Europe and Asia. They aim to increase containment of cargo so it is more efficient and time consuming of going back to fourth. However, they forced ports to become bigger to compete and keep up with these new inventions. These ships are getting too big and are only able to transit through the Suez canal and cannot go through the Panama. This lead to the Chinese expanding their reach to Nicaragua and building a larger canal to be able to pass through Central America.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, March 14, 2016 7:42 PM

These containers are symbols of global commerce that enable economies of scale to be profitable and the outsourcing of so many manufacturing jobs to developing countries.  The invention of these containers have changed the geography of global shipping and the vast majority of the world's largest ports are now in East Asia.  Today though, the biggest container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, encouraging China to build a larger canal through Nicaragua.    

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:18 AM

These containers are symbols of global commerce that enable economies of scale to be profitable and the outsourcing of so many manufacturing jobs to developing countries.  The invention of these containers have changed the geography of global shipping and the vast majority of the world's largest ports are now in East Asia.  Today though, the biggest container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, encouraging China to build a larger canal through Nicaragua.      


Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

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Hans Rosling - 200 years of global change

STOCKHOLM 28 September 2013 Professor Hans Rosling (Gapminder and Karolinska Institutet) The first public forum for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel...
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Let’s follow Aqaba’s lead on urbanization and disaster risk reduction | Jo Scheuer | UNDP

Let’s follow Aqaba’s lead on urbanization and disaster risk reduction | Jo Scheuer | UNDP | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
As the global population grows more urban, cities must be proactive to ensure resilience to natural hazards.
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OllieBray.com: Rubber Ducks Circumnavigate the Globe [Teaching Ocean Currents] #geographyteacher

OllieBray.com: Rubber Ducks Circumnavigate the Globe [Teaching Ocean Currents] #geographyteacher | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
I have to admit to being a bit of a rubber duck fan – I mean who isn’t…? Anyway, I came across this interesting map that shows some of the locations that 29, 000 rubber ducks ended up after they...
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What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor

What Climate Change Means for Africa, Asia and the Coastal Poor | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
A new scientific report commissioned by the World Bank explores the likely impacts of present day, 2°C and 4°C warming on agricultural production, water resources, coastal ecosystems and cities across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East...
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Renewable energy investments – solar, wind, hydro & biomass | Abundance

The UK's first crowdfunding platform enabling anyone to invest as little as £5 in UK renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, hydro and biomass.
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Infographic on Tsunami of 2011

Infographic on Tsunami of 2011 | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it

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GeoBlogs's curator insight, March 11, 2013 5:03 AM

2 years on

LeeBurns's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:47 AM

Have a look at this fantastic Tsunami Infographic!

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Alaska on the edge: Newtok's residents race to stop village falling into sea

Alaska on the edge: Newtok's residents race to stop village falling into sea | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
Newtok is losing ground to the sea at a dangerous rate.
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Volcanic Eruption Coats Japan City In Ash

Volcanic Eruption Coats Japan City In Ash | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
The people of Kagoshima have been busy washing ash off the streets after Mount Sakurajima spewed a huge smoke plume into the sky.
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Mrs Leahy's Space | making things easier for my students….well trying to:)

Mrs Leahy's Space | making things easier for my students….well trying to:) | GEOG BITS AND PIECES | Scoop.it
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