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Six technologies changing the future of food

Food production, processing and transportation account for a tremendous amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and enormous amounts of food are wasted eac
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 6, 2016 4:25 AM

NSW Syllabus
Content focus
Students:
- challenges to food production are explored and management strategies investigated ( Food miles, land grabs))

 

Geoworld 9 NSW
Chapter 3 Factors affecting agricultural yields
Chapter 4: Challenges to food production and management

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Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation

Egypt's Population Surges Past 90 Million, Straining Resources Of A Poor Nation | Geography resources | Scoop.it
The economy is not growing fast enough to keep up. A mother of nine children talks about her failed efforts to control her family's growth or provide for her kids.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 16, 2016 1:01 AM
Links population and development - human wellbeing
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These Maps Show How Vast New Infrastructure Is Bringing the World Together

These Maps Show How Vast New Infrastructure Is Bringing the World Together | Geography resources | Scoop.it

"If you want to understand the world of tomorrow, why not just look at a good map? For my (Parag Khanna) new book, Connectography, I researched every single significant cross-border infrastructure project linking countries together on every continent. I worked with the world’s leading cartography labs to literally map out what the future actually — physically — will look like.

It turns out that what most defines the emerging world is not fragmentation of countries but integration within regions. The same world that appears to be falling apart is actually coming together in much more concrete ways than today’s political maps suggest. Major world regions are forging dense infrastructural connectivity and reorienting their relations around supply chains rather than borders."

 

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From megacity to metacity

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In 1950, there were only two megacities, London and New York, with populations of more than 10m. In 2010, Tokyo was top of the list of the world’s largest cities, New York was only just scraping into the top 10, and London had dropped off the bottom. New York will join it in megacity oblivion in less than a decade and, with the exception of Tokyo, every other megacity will be in what is referred to as the 'global south'. To earn a place in the top 10, cities will soon need to boast a population of 20m or more. This is a new breed of city – the metacity."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 12, 2016 2:24 PM

The term megacity (a city with a population greater than 10 million) has been around for a while and there wasn't much linguistic need to describe something bigger.  Today, most megacities are more like Lagos and Mumbai, places of extreme wealth asymmetries than the global cities of New York City and London.  Some are now using the term metacity to describe cities with populations of 20 million.  Asian metacities are a good place to start thinking about the largest urban regions that are increasingly dominating economic, political and cultural affairs.      

 

Tags: urbanmegacities, unit 7 citiesEast Asia.

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The Ever-Expanding Slums

"Slums lack:

Permanent housingSufficient spaceClean waterSanitationPersonal safety
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Rebecca Geevarghese's curator insight, May 8, 2016 6:29 AM
Another GREAT resource to show to Geography students! 
Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, July 2, 2016 12:29 AM

The liveability of urban slums in the developing world makes an interesting study linking access to services and facilities, community identity, social connectedness, environmental quality and safety. 

 

Follow an introduction to slums using this video clip and 8.11 with the following resources that investigate the impact of rapid urbanisation on the liveability of cities.

 

Slums are a consequence of urbanisation studied in more depth  in Changing Places (Stage 9) - consequences of urbanisation. Limit the study of slums to liveability issues in stage 4 or an introduction to factors influencing liveability. 

 

GeoWorld 7 NSW

Chapter 7: Liveability:Measurement and environmental factors 

7.6 Access to shelter

Chapter 8 Urban, rural and remote places

8.6 An urban world

8.7 Why go to town?

8.8 Large cities attract people

8.10 Skyscrapers and slums

8.11 Kibera slums and flying toilets

Geothink people live in cities - Figure 8.14.3

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What is food insecurity? An explanation

Food insecurity is the reason 925 million people go to bed hungry despite there being enough food to feed the planet. Thomson Reuters Foundation explain
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | Geography resources | Scoop.it
Just 15 years ago, cross-border digital flows were almost non-existent. Today, they exert a larger impact on global economic growth than traditional flows of goods, which developed over centuries.

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"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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Trish Harris's curator insight, March 31, 2016 7:40 AM

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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malbert's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:15 PM

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 9, 12:00 PM
Eu esccolhi esta notícia porque penso explicar perfeitamente o que tem sido a globalização no que toca ao mundo digital nos últmos anos comparativamente ao que costumava ser no passado. É muito mais fácil chegar a diferentes pessoas por exemplo apenas publicando um "olá" através da internet.
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The Economist - Global population and the changing shape... | Facebook

The Economist - Global population and the changing shape... | Facebook | Geography resources | Scoop.it
2015 was roughly the halfway point in the astounding transformation of the world's population pyramid
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17 images showing how countries facing dire water shortages across the globe get this vital resource

17 images showing how countries facing dire water shortages across the globe get this vital resource | Geography resources | Scoop.it
With World Water Day coming up on March 22, it is important that people are aware of the struggles countries are facing just to have a glass of water.
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China’s Empty Villages Due To Migration

China’s Empty Villages Due To Migration | Geography resources | Scoop.it
“ In January, The University of Nottingham’s China Policy Institute published a case study of rural migration in China based on two impoverished rural areas of North Shaanxi province.”
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Australia can't feed the world but it can help

Australia can't feed the world but it can help | Geography resources | Scoop.it
“ Food production in Australia is challenging. Why? Because our soils are largely ancient and infertile, and our climate is variable and frequently harsh.”
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Data Landing Page
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Data Landing Page<br/> | HumanProgress.org | Geography resources | Scoop.it
The state of humanity is improving. Fast. Let us show you the evidence.
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Silver Tsunami: The Aging Population of Baby Boomers May Be a Global Crisis

Silver Tsunami: The Aging Population of Baby Boomers May Be a Global Crisis | Geography resources | Scoop.it
Healthcare, education, food production, and resource management will all have to change if we are to survive and thrive.

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Boom-and-Bust Water Supplies in Southeast Australia : Image of the Day

Boom-and-Bust Water Supplies in Southeast Australia : Image of the Day | Geography resources | Scoop.it
New maps show the fluctuating river and lake levels in the Murray-Darling Basin.
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Poles of Inaccessibility

Poles of Inaccessibility | Geography resources | Scoop.it
Geography nuts have located the hardest place to get to on every continent and beyond.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 20, 2016 9:59 AM

The middle of nowhere...this is a common expression that is used to convey isolation, backwardness, wilderness, or a lack of network connections.  This article focuses on 8 places that are the farthest away from coasts as well as land (known as 'Poles of Inaccessibility').  The point on the map above is Point Nemo, right in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean; it is the farthest place on Earth from land and is one of the best candidates for the world champion title of "the middle of nowehere."  What is it close to?  Nothing. 

 

Tagsplace, distance, site, Oceania.

Katie Kershaw's curator insight, April 24, 12:49 PM
The places in this article really gives a whole new meaning to “the middle of nowhere.”  People often say they want to settle in the middle of nowhere to be alone, but this article points out that no one actually lives at these exact points, and few people live nearby.  This shows that in order to have a successful settlement, people need to have access to both land and water.  Without being able to get to both, temperatures become incredibly unbearable, resources are sparse, and access to the rest of the world is very difficult.  It is interesting that the part of the earth that is the farthest away from land, Point Nemo, happens to be in Oceania.  Oceania is so sparsely populated compared to the other regions of the world, so the fact that the point farthest away from land is located in this region helps to explain this.  The closest land to Point Nemo are small islands that are also very isolated.  Oceania itself is also generally isolated, since most land is far from the continents, except Australia because it is a continent.  The isolation of all these islands means it is difficult to live in these areas, which was probably far worse before globalization brought trade.  The people living on the islands of Oceania would have to rely solely on what was on their islands.  I am not a person who enjoys isolation very much, so I have no plans to visit these locations any time soon.
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Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics

Photographing the Hazardous Resting Places of Obsolete Electronics | Geography resources | Scoop.it
An exhibit at the New School asks how designers can help combat the e-waste crisis.

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Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity (ESB)

Ecosystem Services & Biodiversity (ESB) | Geography resources | Scoop.it

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Why healthy ecosystems and biomes are essential for future food production
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What is food insecurity? An explanation

Food insecurity is the reason 925 million people go to bed hungry despite there being enough food to feed the planet. Thomson Reuters Foundation explain
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This Fun Chart Tool Shows How Your City Has Changed Since the '90s

This Fun Chart Tool Shows How Your City Has Changed Since the '90s | Geography resources | Scoop.it
A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.
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If The World Were 100 People

If the population of the world was only 100 people, what would society look like? How many people would have shelter? Clean water? Education?

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Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

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Ella Price's curator insight, March 28, 2016 9:19 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 2016 12:57 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

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Denise Klaves Stewardson's curator insight, April 1, 2016 4:06 PM

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.

 

Tags: statistics, development, perspective.

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How Things Spread

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What makes an idea, a brand, or a behavior catch fire? This hour, TED speakers explore the mysteries behind the many things we spread: laughter and sadness, imagination, viruses and viral ideas.

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What made the world the way it is?  The spread of people, ideas and goods--Geographers refer to this as diffusion and these 5 podcasts all center on what factors promote the spread of some phenomena, and what obstacles and barriers exist to the diffusion of others. 

 

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Jelel Ezzine's curator insight, March 25, 2016 3:13 AM

What made the world the way it is?  The spread of people, ideas and goods--Geographers refer to this as diffusion and these 5 podcasts all center on what factors promote the spread of some phenomena, and what obstacles and barriers exist to the diffusion of others. 

 

Tags: podcast, medical, diffusion, culture, popular culture, globalization.

Trish Harris's curator insight, March 31, 2016 7:40 AM

What made the world the way it is?  The spread of people, ideas and goods--Geographers refer to this as diffusion and these 5 podcasts all center on what factors promote the spread of some phenomena, and what obstacles and barriers exist to the diffusion of others. 

 

Tags: podcast, medical, diffusion, culture, popular culture, globalization.

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 2016 12:57 PM

What made the world the way it is?  The spread of people, ideas and goods--Geographers refer to this as diffusion and these 5 podcasts all center on what factors promote the spread of some phenomena, and what obstacles and barriers exist to the diffusion of others. 

 

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National Close the Gap Day | Oxfam Australia

National Close the Gap Day | Oxfam Australia | Geography resources | Scoop.it
National Close the Gap Day is an annual event held to raise awareness of the Indigenous health crisis.
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 | Geography resources | Scoop.it
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI) reviews progress made towards achieving the internationally established Millennium Development Goal (MDG 1) and the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets and reflects on what needs to be...
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | Geography resources | Scoop.it

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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Alisha Meyer's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:04 AM
Our world is changing, that is inevitable.  It's how we decide to use the technology and knowledge we now have to better ourselves or destroy ourselves.
Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, January 18, 7:46 PM

This chart is pretty straight forward, yet it clearly lays out the difference between 20th and 21st century Globalization patterns. Through modern invention and progress in technology the world has become a place where connections can be created at the speed of light. Through technology, the world no longer has to wait for the physical movement of goods and ideas, at the touch of a button information can be in anyone's hands 

Nicole Canova's curator insight, May 1, 10:48 PM
Globalization is a process that has been occurring for centuries.  However, modern technology is making globalization faster than ever, and has enabled globalization to shift to a more information- and knowledge-based exchange rather than ever as well thanks to the Internet.