Category Archives: Geography

Earth’s Climate Emergency: Break down the walls! – by Rosaliene Bacchus

YOUTHSTRIKE4CLIMATE STUDENT MARCH – LONDON, UK – APRIL 12, 2019
PHOTO CREDIT: COMMON DREAMS (PHOTO DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES)

To those people who are still in denial that humanity faces a climate crisis that would most likely lead to the extinction of our species, not to mention most other species, I say, wake up to reality. We cannot afford to wait until reality strikes you in the groin or chest for us to take evasive action as a united nation.    Continue reading

Economic “game changer”? African leaders launch free-trade zone

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) established

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs an agreement ahead of the launching of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), during African Union summit in Niamey, Niger July 7, 2019. Nigeria Presidency/Handout via Reuters

NIAMEY,  (Reuters) – African leaders launched a continental free-trade zone yesterday that if successful would unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development.        Continue reading

USA: 50 maps that explain how America lives, spends, and believes

  and Jul. 4, 2019 – Business Insider

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America is a complicated place.
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  • To celebrate Independence Day, we’ve assembled a collection of maps that illustrate who Americans are and how they live.
  • Geography matters — where we reside and where we come from affect many facets of our lives.
  • The US is a large, complex place, and maps can provide a big-picture sense of how we’re doing as a community and as citizens.

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VIDEO: Photos That Prove Japan Is Different From The Rest Of The World

Photos That Prove Japan Is Different From The Rest Of The World

Japanese culture is absolutely incomparable to any in our Western world. Their deeply rooted politeness, precision, and dedication to work are rarely seen anywhere else.

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With cryptocurrency launch: Is Facebook becoming an independent nation?

With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook: an independent nation

Assistant Professor of Communications (Social Media) & Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Syracuse University

Facebook has announced a plan to launch a new cryptocurrency named the Libra, adding another layer to its efforts to dominate global communications and business. Backed by huge finance and technology companies including Visa, Spotify, eBay, PayPal and Uber – plus a ready-made user base of 2 billion people around the world –

Facebook is positioned to pressure countries and central banks to cooperate with its reinvention of the global financial system.

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Movie: “ECHOS FROM THE PLANTATION” – Clarksville MD. USA – 27 July 2019

  Presented by Cambridge Academy Alumni Association International

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VIDEO: GEORGETOWN GUYANA FROM ABOVE – PT.1 || CAMP STREET

VIDEO: GEORGETOWN FROM ABOVE PT.1 || CAMP STREET

Published on May 16, 2019 – #Drone #Georgetown #Guyana #Aerial

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 Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance

Facebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.

Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, Libra could be a financial game changer, but will face close scrutiny as Facebook continues to reel from a series of privacy scandals.

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Facebook’s Libra launch will extend its global domination

All you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Guyana: Oil Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal

PPP Government: Canje, Kaieteur Blocks awarded to four companies with no financial wherewithal for exploration

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– Audited Finance statements and records of beneficial owners not submitted for EITI Report

When a government wants oil companies to explore the potential of a country’s resources, they court firms that have a track record of finding oil and gas.   But that has not been the case here.

Days before the 2015 General and Regional Elections, former President, Donald Ramotar acted in a manner that was contrary to this international best practice.

Ramotar signed away the Canje and Kaieteur Blocks, which total over 4.8 million acres, to four companies which have no track record of exploring for oil prior to 2015.        Continue reading

Geography: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

Mercator Misconceptions: Clever Map Shows the True Size of Countries

Maps are hugely important tools in our everyday life, whether it’s guiding our journeys from point A to B, or shaping our big picture perceptions about geopolitics and the environment.

For many people, the Earth as they know it is heavily informed by the Mercator projection – a tool used for nautical navigation that eventually became the world’s most widely recognized map. With any map projection style, the big challenge lies in depicting a spherical object as a 2D graphic. There are various trade-offs with any map style, and those trade-offs can vary depending on how the map is meant to be used.           READ MORE

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