Saturday, December 10, 2011

Geography Article of the Day! 12/10/11

This article is one that i wrote for Hubpages, which is a online writing website where you can earn money from ads placed on your articles.  I just finished putting together an article of the Top Ten weather events of 2011!  This includes blizzards, flooding, droughts, tornadoes, and hurricanes.  The articles include information and a bunch of videos i collected on YouTube of each event!  As I researched each storm I found that the Tornadoes that made the list deserved more space, especially since they were widely covered and so many people died. 

So checkout my own articles here:
Top Ten Weather Events of 2011

Top Weather Events of 2011: Tornadoes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Geography Article of the Day 12/6/11

The geography article of the day is actually one i read yesterday.  This article and many others that came out yesterday discuss the discovery of the possibility of the most habitable planet besides Earth so far in the Universe!  The planet is named Kepler 22B and has a average surface temperature around 70 degrees!  Sounds nice right? This discovery has many implications, is there other life in the universe? is this planet habitable by us? and of course the geography questions!  This discovery would give the discipline a whole other planet to discover, explore, and study!  Like the geographic explorers of the past, new explorers will be needed to discover and record the new world!  but then again lets not get ahead of ourselves the planet is pretty far away!

NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone

Monday, December 5, 2011

Isn't Europe a Country?

This video below of the country singer kellie Pickler on the show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader is funny but also sad that like so many Americans, Kellie has no recollection of the world outside the United States.  Yes Budapest is probably a little harder capital to find then others but Pickler proves her geographic idiocy by stating she thought Europe was a country and stating that she is pretty sure France is not a country.  This video reminds me of the South Carolina beauty queen question featured in this blog under Infamous Geography Flubs!    So enjoy the video but also realize why geography is important! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

World Population Video

Below is a cool video that i saw in a geography course years ago and now discovered it on YouTube.  I like this video because it shows the growth of population from the year 1 A.D. to projected growth in 2030. There are many interesting things about this video but one that caught my eye was the actual population decrease in Europe during the Black Plague.  It also illustrates how fast our population is growing, especially in the last 100 years and how population is a main contributor to many environmental issues.  So this video discusses population geography, world geography, human geography, mentions environmental issues and finally is a neat illustration of how maps can be interactive and not just a piece of paper with one image.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Geography Article of the Day 12/2/11

This is an interesting solution to energy issues!  The following article discusses how one creamatorium in the UK plan on implementing turbines to produce electricity from the excess heat used in creamating dead bodies. The geography aspect of this article touches on population concerns and how we dispose dead bodies while also addressing energy production concerns. Is it morbid or an environmentally friendly solution to the death process?  You decide! 

Burning Deceased Baby Boomers Could Generate Electricity 
            the article was found on yahoo news but is from Livescience.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Geography Article of the Day 12/1/11

Largest Earthquakes in the US

This article is from the online writing website Hubpages. It is a list of the top 28 strongest earthquakes in the United States. Geology is a huge part of Geography, although it has split to its own discipline. The article also illustrates where these earthquakes occur, the strongest all happened in Alaska. This delineation of space is geography.