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What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City?

What If the Entire World Lived in 1 City? | RSGC Human Geo 8 Articles by Alex Fisher | Scoop.it
Two Yale architects pose the question in an ambitious research project.
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This article is about two Yale architects who have decided to see what the world would be like if it was all combined into a single city, a city of 7 billion people. They are dealing with an issue that normall is covered by georgraphers and demographers, in relation that they have to account for all the religions distributions, to air quality, to access to resources and services.

This relates to geography as this would be the largest city in the world. This would also take very precise planning and might even have to create a new model to accompany the needs of such a high population. Since the city is spefically not different cities beside each other, but rather one giant city, they is required to completely start over fresh and create a new model to accomodate the needs of everyone living in the city.

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USAID | USAID-agriculture-1000

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The article I chose shows the percentages and comparisons of agriculture in the world. While it lists main facts at first, including how much we will need to increase our food production in order to survive, it goes into the fact that we need to have gender equality so that everyone is equal and it will actually increase our food production. 

This reminds me of many of the videos we saw this year. With our ever increasing population, we will need to create enough food to sustain us all. The only solutions would be either to create special restrictions of births to try and maintain the population, which wont work because of the dependancy on the older ages, or to increase food production. The obvious answer is food production, as this will also increase the amount of jobs. The answer that is given in the charts is that we should make women more equal, which I agree with. A person should be treated equally, and the fact that that is not the case is actually going to make it difficult to live, and hinder our current lifestyles.

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Iceland wants to ban Internet porn

Iceland wants to ban Internet porn | RSGC Human Geo 8 Articles by Alex Fisher | Scoop.it
Iceland is working on banning Internet pornography, calling explicit online images a threat to children.
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This article is about the banning of internet porn in Iceland, which would be the first banning of porn in a western country. They already ban magazines and strip clubs, but because internet porn has become on the rise, in fear of children being exposed to the images, which they try and replicate. Right now they are figuring out how to ban it, and have a few ideas.

 

This article is talking about the banning of porn, which is banned in many countries already, but the reason that this is different is because it would be the first western country to ban internet pornography. The reason they do not want it is because the children have been replicating it, which is unacceptable, and they want to stop that at all costs. This relates to culture because the country as a whole will have to accept that they will not be able to view anything, this goes for all ages. But that is what everyone will have to live with for the betterment of the children.

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The Cultural Geography of a Viral Sensation

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The Gangnam Style! sensation is all over the internet, complete with parodies that both honor and mock the original.  This first video is the original, which in a few short months received well ove...
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In this paragraph, we are confronted with the popular video known as Gangnam style. As well as giving facts about the background of the video, we are given facts about the district that it mentions, the area of Gangnam. It has a very significant percentage in Korea, owning the smartest percentage (By 41% of the students from the top university in Korea are from Gangnam), and also they own 7% of the GDP (They compare it to NYC, which has 7.68% of USA, even thought it is 300 times larger).

 

This article was posted on September 29th, is titled "The Cultural Geography of a Viral Sensation", and was posted by Seth Dixon. The whole unit surrounds culture, in the sense that this video is about the culture in Korea and being brought in a different manner (In this case it is silly). It has become so popular not because it has deep lyrics, but because it is visually funny. I think that it is a great video and it has deserved its fame it has earned. This is related to geography because even though the intended audience is Korea (The language is Korean and it was about a Korean city). The globolization of the video that this article revolves around connects to geography because it is now super popular and is the most popular video on the internet. It is now a video that everyone has seen and Psy has become a household name.

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Corporate Power | Global 0.001%

Corporate Power | Global 0.001% | RSGC Human Geo 8 Articles by Alex Fisher | Scoop.it
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This article expands on the idea of the 1%. An issue that was big a few years ago that has began to diminish. This article is bringing light to it and saying that an even smaller percentage controls one third of that, the 0.001. The 0.001 percent owns 14.6 Trillion, which is a ridiculous amount.

This relates to Geography because it shows the unequal distribution of wealth among different countries and people. With such a small amount of people with such a large amount of money, it puts everything in a very different proportion. People would complain in the past because the people who had significantly more money would have to pay the same tax prices as working class people, which people were outraged and demanded readjustment.

The article continues and goes into the benefits of what the planet could do with all the money 0.001 percent of people own, and it all could have very positive effects on society. This article illustrates this issue very very and expands on the idea of the 1 percent.

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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

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New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!
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This article lists the "Top ten" countries that have disappeared in the last century. The reason why top ten is is quotes is because they are in no particular order, they are simply large countries that disbanded in that century. This goes through ten countries that had historical significance, and summarizes why each of them disbanded, why they did, and what they are now. One example is east Germany, which was significant historically in terms of the wall they put between them and west Germany. It is now disbanded and rejoined Germany.

 

This is a good article, very informative. This sheds light on some countries that have had issues with whatever it may be, normally it has to do with politics. The reason that this relates to the current topic is because a driving issue as to why they disband tends to be the government. They organize what normally causes their downfall.

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peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows

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This is the chart that shows the migration of each country based on the data collected in 2010. Upon clicking on one of the countries, we see the numbers, and to which country they migrate too. If you click on the country on the right, it shows which countries migrate too that country. For example, if we click on China, we see that a larger group of people migrate to Hong Kong and USA, and a small amount of people move to Laos and Jordan. If we click on USA on the other side, we see a significantly large population migrate from Mexico and small amounts from various countries around the world. 

 

This is quite an accurate chart, seeing as it compiles many sources together and gives exact numbers for when that happened. One downside is that it has the data from that period, so we cannot be sure, based on that graph, that it still is accurate today. This relates to our unit by showing the amount of people that migrate on a yearly basis, and in a way that we can compare it easily and make it easy to read. This is a great way to show people who are new to the unit a way to see the different migrations of each countries, and we can see why other countries benefit from migrating frequently.

 

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