Canada desperately needs to raise the density of our urban areas to protect the surrounding farmland and natural areas. We’ve been living in this dreamworld of never-ending land (and resources) and need to really begin planning for restrained growth. This
Articles and geography information in support of the IB Diploma Program Geography course.
Have a look at the work of Alasdair Rae via ’The Conversation’ on teasing apart the nuances of population density to allow more meaningful comparisons: https://theconversation.com/think-your-country-is-crowded-these-maps-reveal-the-truth-about-population-density-across-europe-90345
Air pollution results in 7,700 premature deaths in Canada each year, report says (and costs Canadians $36 billion annually) (CBC) Polluted air causes 5.5 million deaths a year new research says (BBC) Imagine if a war caused between 5.5 million
The Toronto Star has created an excellent web-based, visual “project” describing how temperatures will increase and the effect of those increases on habitats and species. Take a moment to explore it: The Great Global Species Shake-up.
John Quiggin, professor of Economics at the University of Queensland states, For the first time in history we could end poverty while protecting the global environment. But do we have the will? This world is enough is a must-read essay
The World Meterological Organization has created this very short, very helpful video on the carbon cycle: The Carbon Cycle
Thanks, World Economic Forum for this excellent comparison of population growth in the world’s two largest countries: India and China’s populations are changing in very different ways. Here’s why
This post is in response to me being about two years behind the times as I just came across the World Bank’s article from 2015: Should we continue to use the term “developing world”? In a word, No! But it’s a
Canadian Geographic has just released a short article that certainly begs the half-full-half-empty glass question, or, this case, forests. Over 90% of Canada’s intact* forest is boreal forest, making it, at 300 million hectares, the largest intact forest in the
Sad news from the Journal of Science, reported by the Guardian: Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source This drastically changes the climate landscape, as tropical forests can longer be counted as climate sinks. Forests