Living in a Sustainable World

YELLOWSTONE SUPERVOLCANO MAY WAKE UP SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10/16/2017 · 


World must wake up to crackdown in Cambodia, says exiled opposition politician , South-east Asia correspondent

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might this change policy impact countries, people in the region? 


Activity: Create a spatial journal of the region that shows government type and demographics. Conduct an issue analysis to determine a possible course of action that could be taken that benefits the at risk. Communicate via story map.

The Catalan leader puts independence on hold for talks the Economist, Oct 10th 2017, BARCELONA
Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: What might Catalans' independance look like?

Activity: Gather data on Spain and Catalan. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a strategy that may be acceptable by "most" stakeholders. Communicate a potential outcome of Catalans' independance via story map.

2.5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation 

Stockholm Environmental Institute Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:07
Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might more people get access to basic sanitation?

Activity: Determine how spatial significance may impact accessibility to sanitation, a basic human right. Gather data and create a spatial journal to determine which areas need increased accessibility. Conduct an issue analysis and develop a plan of action that can be communicated via story map.


Controversial pesticides found in honey samples from six continents, Environment editor

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might these pesticide samples impact people?


Activity: Gather data related to the study and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis to develop a plan of action. Communicate plan via story map.

Trump say Puetro Rico is an island surrounded by big water.  Emily Shugerman New York
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might people know President Trump understands Spatial Significance?

Activity: Gather data from Presidents Trumps speeches and or actions that can be mapped to create a spatial journal. Review for any patterns and suggest corrections. Communicate via Story Map to the President.


Prescribed burns begin in Kananaskis Valley By Erika Stark, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might the decision where to burn be made?

Activity: Gather relevant data and create a spatial journal. Conduct an issue analysis and determine where to burn and/or what other things might be done instead of prescribed burns. Communicate results via story map.

Global Gender Pay Gap Won't Close For 170 Years: Report By The Associated Press

Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be necessary to create a situation where women and men earn the salary for the same work? 

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the countries and the percentage gap they hold. Observe for patterns and trends and develop a strategy that might help improve the situation for women so that they can actually earn the same. Communicate the strategy via story map

The Migration of Anatomically Modern Humans

Concepts of Thinking; Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry:Why might people have migrated? How might people have traveled? Why did people choose their routes? How might these routes relate to current migration routes?

Activity: Gather data on current migration (An other source). Create a proportional width arrow map indicating routes and numbers. Conduct an issue analysis and develop predictions to help meet the needs of future migrants. Communicate via story map


Canadian, U.S., mayors oppose Great Lakes water diversion request CTV News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this diversion impact the Great Lakes ecosystem?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis for the proposal. Create a spatial journal of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Water Way. Create a story map to communicate whether or not the proposal should be excepted and communicate to an appropriate audience.

Hamilton will have 633K residents by 2026, says ward boundary study By Samantha Craggs, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might this population growth impact the environment. What might be the best way for this population to be distributed in the area?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of population density of the Hamilton area. Evaluate the patterns and trends to make predictions to future growth. Add some environmental data and any other relevant information. Create a story map to explain the best population distribution that might impact the environment the least and communicate to the appropriate audience.

India’s Severe Drought Causing Havoc

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How could these conditions have been predicted and/or prevented? How might India's drought impact other parts of the world?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis of the problem. Create a spatial journal of the stakeholders, physical and climatic factors. Evaluate graphs and charts of climate. Develop a potential solution to the problem and communicate via story map to the appropriate audience.

California plans to unleash fly to crush ivy invasion By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: What might have led to the increased ivy invasion? How might this form of weed control impact people?

Activity: Create a map of the origin of the ivy. Add to it the extent of which the ivy has grown into, human data and other species in the area. Make predictions as to what might happen if this project is successful or unsuccessful and communicate via story map.

Great Barrier Reef bleaching made 175 times likelier by human-caused climate change, say scientists 

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might be a plausible
way of reducing the human impact?


Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the data as well as the extent of the bleaching along the Reef. Add to the map human data i.e. distribution, industry etc. Create a story map to communicate your results

Why being a vegetarian traveller is often so hard to swallow 

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might a vegetarian traveller best meet their needs?

Activity: Research where vegetarianism is most common. Create a chloropleth map to communicate research findings. Add other travel information to map such as tourist attractions to determine the best places for travelers to visit and have quality vegetarian meals.

Arctic Cruises Are Extinction Tourism By Another Name  

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationship

Inquiry: How might tourist enjoy the Arctic without destroying it? What have been solutions in other similar situations? Could these solutions work for the the Arctic?

Activity: Map out the areas of greatest impact. Conduct an issue analysis and add to map the stakeholders. Determine a best fit solution and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

Brazil swine flu: H1N1 vaccinations to begin as virus kills 230 BBC

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance,

Inquiry: Where did this virus originate from?How might this virus be prevented, stopped from spreading? Where might this virus move to?

Activity: Create a map of the areas that are affected, past and present. Determine the spatial significance that contribute to the movement of the virus. Make predictions as to where the virus could move to. How might geographic perspective contribute to how the virus could be dealt with. Communicate result to an appropriate audience via story map.

Hunger Map 2015   World Food Programme

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: In a world that is able to produce a surplus of food why are people still allowed to go hungry? How might a countries hunger rating change if only looking at domestic data (Canada as an example)?

Activity: Determine the stakeholder and conduct an issue analysis. Create flow map of the distribution of food. Add to the the flow of resource and aid countries around the world are involved in. Other data.  Do any patterns appear? What might be some conclusions that can be made about food scarcity and Geographic Perspective and or Spatial significance? Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

30 years after Chernobyl, UGA camera study reveals wildlife abundance in CEZ

  
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How have these animals been able to survive with the increased levels of radiation in their habitat? How likely is I that humans will be able to thrive with the increased radiation rates?

Activity: Map the Chernobyl nuclear power plant location. Determine level of contamination by creating buffers to show the range of contamination. Add population data and other relevant data to make predictions for how long before the land might be safe for people to go back to a "regular" routine in the area.

Diesel cars' emissions far higher on road than in lab, tests show  and 

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might some of the consequences be to these increase levels? Where might these impacts be felt the most?

Activity: Create a map of the regions of the world that have diesel cars on the road. Add to the map air quality data and human patterns. Make some predictions of environmental impacts. Communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

Governor wants to change, but not scrap, North Carolina law 

By Gary D. Robertson and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: Why might a government what discriminatory laws? How might the laws be change to be inclusive?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the stakeholders. What are the patterns and trends of the analysis? Create a story map to communicate to the appropriate audience potential solution to the issue show how to bring about change.

Severe drought leaves millions relying on emergency aid

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationship, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: What might be the spatial significance of this region that contribute to the drought?

Activity: Gather data on droughts of the region and create a map to help observe patterns and trends. Conduct an issue analysis and add stake holders to the map. Create a story map to communicate results.

Attawapiskat declares state of emergency over spate of suicide attempts By Kate Rutherford, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might the factors be that are contributing to this community having an enormous suicide rate?  What other communities might be facing a similar situation? How might this trend be turned around?

Activity: Create a map to determine the spatial significance of the area. Complete an issue analysis of the problem and and the stakeholders to the map. Communicate potential solution to the appropriate audience via story map.

Scientists to resurrect the aurochs, an extinct beast By Jackson Landers, Washington Post

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: What might be the ecological impacts of re-introducing an "extinct" species into an environment?

Activity: Map out the range of this Bull's ancestor. Determine the spatial significance required for this Bull species to thrive. Determine where this spatial significance may be located. Add to it demographic data to determine the feasibility of this animal living in the same spatial significant space.

Farmland prices up 10% last year as property boom spreads to agriculture 

CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2016 8:47 AM ET

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: Why might the farmland prices be going up. How does the farmland price increase compare to residential prices? Why might there be a difference?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of houses and farms. Add data such as land use to better discuss the difference. What might the future look like for both type of land use?

Maritime boat building 'boom' fuelled by lobster industry

By Paul Withers, CBC News
Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance,
Geographic Perspective, Interrelationships

Inquiry: Why has there been such an "boom" in building lobster boats? What might be the impacts of increased production of lobster boats?

Activity: Gather information and data on lobster "fishing".  Conduct an issue analysis. Create a map of the extent of lobster fishing. Evaluate the human ans environmental impacts of increased lobster fishing to determine proper management of the resource. Communicate results to an appropriate audience via story map.

Massive deforestation found in Brazil’s Cerrado

 

Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might agriculture in the rain forest be sustainable? 

Activity: Create a map showing the extent of rain forest deforestation over time. Conduct an issue analysis and add these groups to the map. Create a story map to communicate a solution to the problem.

Mekong megadrought erodes food security

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: What might be the cause of the drought? Who might be most affected by the drought? What activities might be introduced to prevent such droughts happening in the future?

Activity: Create a spatial journal of the area /river basin indicating the different human activities. Show the extent/range of people who rely on the river basin for food. Identify locations where people may have to go to collect food in the future due to the drought. Communicate possible solutions to help alleviate the situation via story map.

Canada’s oilpatch suffers biggest drop in investment in almost 70 years, CAPP warns  | 

Concepts of Thinking: Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance, Geographic Perspective, interrelationships

Inquiry: Why might Canada's Oil patch continue to suffer?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the stakeholders. Make predictions on the future of Canada's oil industry and Canada's economy. 




Ontario rescinds controversial proposals to ease wolf and coyote hunting regs in north 

By Gord Ellis, CBC News

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Patterns and Trends, Spatial Significance

Inquiry: How might the hunting of such animals impact human and natural systems.

Activity: Create an issue analysis of of the stakeholders. Create a map of the range of the wolf and coyote populations. Add layers such as cities, different animals, and vegetation etc. Determine what should happen next. Communicate results via a story map.

Turbulent battle as Golden, B.C., fights to save local river rafting industry

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Interrelationship, Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might rafting company ensure that the increased access will not increase environmental impact?

Activity: Conduct an issue analysis and map out the the stakeholders and the site affected. Determine whether or not permission should be given and communicate to an appropriate audience via story map.

The Panama Papers: how the world’s rich and famous hide their money offshore and 

Inquiry: Why not allow equal access to such tax avoidance opportunities? How might such tax avoidance impact the local or national health of a country? 


Activity:  Create a proportional width arrow map to show where the taxes are leaving and where it is going to as well as the amount. Gather data on GDP, Life Expectancy, and Literacy to help determine how this tax evasion is impacting different parts of the world. Communicate your findings to an appropriate audience to help increase access to things like clean and safe drinking water.

It's Expensive To Be Poor Water.org Logo

Concepts of Thinking: Geographic Perspective, Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: Who owns the water? How is it possible that a culture would make the poorest people pay the most for water? What could the wealthy people, corporations, and governments do to increase fair access to clean water for everyone?

Activity: Complete an issue analysis to determine the different values and beliefs associated with the issue.Map out areas (local, regional, or global) of areas where access to clean/safe drinking water is not readily available. Observe patterns that may appear.  What could be done to alleviate the situation for people in need of clean/safe drinking water. Communicate to an appropriate audience.

Sea levels set to 'rise far more rapidly than expected 
Antarctica’s snowfall was expected to keep the ice sheet in balance but it is less stable than previously thought. Photograph: Steve Mandel / Barcroft Media

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends

Inquiry: How might the expertise make these predictions? How should carbon emissions be decreased?




Activity: Collect and map carbon emissions data to determine where the majority of carbon is coming from. How might spatial significance impact carbon emissions? How can  geographic perspective help influence carbon producers?

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation Advocates Say More Money Needed For All-Weather Road   By The Canadian Press

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Patterns and Trends, Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How could a community in Canada be under a boil water alert for so long? How could an all weather road help this community? Might there be other communities in similar situations?

Activity: Create a map showing the spatial significance of Shoal Lake 40.Gather information on other communities under a boil water advisory. Can any patterns be observed? What spatial significance is observed? How can this issue be addressed? Communicate results to and appropriate audience via story map.

‘Burnt Hot Dog’ sea cucumbers raise red flags for threatened global fisheries

Concepts of Thinking: Spatial Significance, Interrelationships

Inquiry: How does Spatial Significance contribute to the health of the Burnt Hot Dog? What might be done to maintain a healthy Burnt Hot Dog population?

Activity: Create a map Burnt Hot Dog populations around the world. Distinguish between healthy and none healthy populations. Observe any patterns that may appear. How might spacial significance impact the health of the Burnt Hot Dog? 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Just one-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing  Geographic Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationship , Spatial ...