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Silicon Valley Joins the Maldives on Threat List for Sea Level Rise - Forbes

Silicon Valley Joins the Maldives on Threat List for Sea Level Rise - Forbes | Geography |

According to the AP, “Business leaders and Sen. Dianne Feinstein launched a $1 billion, 10-year fundraising goal on Thursday that is aimed at preventing some of Silicon Valley’s leading technology companies from going underwater—literally.”


That $1 Billion that Facebook just paid for Instagram could have paid for updating the levees and restoring the wetlands in the drained former site of San Francisco Bay that is now Silicon Valley, home to Facebook, Google and billions of dollars of real estate. That the Valley has joined the Maldives (with somewhat less urgency) on the list of those threatened by potential sea level rise is actually a good thing.

Sabrina Gam's insight:

How does this link in with our Assignment 1?

What new information are you able to recieve about how Sea Level rising is affecting coastlines?

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China's Urban Population Now Exceeds 50% of Population

China's Urban Population Now Exceeds 50% of Population | Geography |
China's Urban Population Now Exceeds 50% of Population.


China has historically been a predominantly rural country; a major part of the economic growth of the last few decades has been driven my a push towards urbanization.   Now that China is predominantly an urban population, what will that been for resource consumption, development and global economics? 

Via Seth Dixon, Julie Nguyen
Sabrina Gam's insight:

China & its population is something that we as geographers must be aware of; this ever growing population of people will play a large part to our human geogrpahy. 

Rachael Johns's curator insight, September 9, 2014 6:15 PM

The population in China is still exceeding in spite of the safety regulations that they've set to limit their population growth. With their population being 20% of the worlds population China is the most populous country in the world. One in five people is a resident of China, but with recent studies statistics show that by 2040 India will exceed 1.52 billion. ~R.J~

MissPatel's curator insight, December 16, 2014 3:26 AM

We constantly talk about the one child policy - this is also another near future concern in China.