GeoSources 2022

Previous GeoSources from: 20212020

GEOSOURCE 22-14

Visual Capitalist has produced an up-to-date look at who is producing renewable flow energy and how much is being produced.

For more, visit our section on Solutions to Climate Change as well as the section on Renewable Energy Sources under Resources

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GEOSOURCE 22-13

Canada in Review

It's coming up to the end of the school year – time for some review ahead of exams and culminating tasks. Head over to the Photos from Across Canada page to test your knowledge of Canada's regions. Expect to "give evidence from the photo" to support your claim.

The same can be done for climate graphs, but you'll need to download them and crop the climate station off the top.

There are also Topographic Map sections linked to Google Earth – a great way to foster critical thinking.

For more, visit the various pages on the Geography of Canada

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GEOSOURCE 22-12

ClimateAtlas.ca
"It's not climate change,
it's everything change."

This interactive Map is a treasure-trove of comparative data for low and high carbon scenarios and over different time periods. For or every community across Canada there is temperature, precipitation, hot and cold weather, and agriculture. Additionally, there are PDF reports for each place, topic pages for agriculture, forestry and others, and many helpful videos and articles.

For more, visit Global Climate Change and Canada: Climate Change in the Digital Atlas Project.

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GEOSOURCE 22-11

Create your own customized maps of the world, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and many countries from around the world. With tons of tutorials, mobile apps and even Excel configuration, this online web app is ideal for a number of uses where GIS is overkill and Excel/Sheets are clunky. you can even Save and come back to it later. Great for both learners and educators.

For more, see our Activities page with Create Maps.

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GEOSOURCE 22-10

Learn more about the processes that drive volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis by visiting our Plate Tectonics pages. Dozens of curated resources describe and explain the mechanics of 'continental drift' and the evidence supporting it. While there, check out our pages for GeoHazards, Plate Tectonics Illustrations and Google Earth files for Plate Tectonics.

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GEOSOURCE 22-09

Spurred on by the work of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Professor Carlos Moreno, the idea of the 15-minute city has come of age . To remain vibrant and modern, cities need to become more liveable while reducing their ecological footprint. The 15-minute City is one way to achieve this and we have curated a set of resources to support learning about them.

For more, see our page on Urbanization & Megacities.

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GEOSOURCE 22-08

Population , Climate Change, Resources, Pollution - All are counted with up-to-the-second reporting. Lots to explore here and the website makes for a great discussion-starter or class starter. For example, DYK we have used 750,000 tons of pesticides so far this year? And we've emitted over 8.2 billion tons of CO2! These are just two of the hundreds of factoids available on The World Counts.

For more, see our Demographics, Climate Change and Resources pages.

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GEOSOURCE 22-07

Do you want to learn what it's like to live in another country? Do you want to compare countries from around the world? Find out at IF IT WERE MY HOME.com. It's superficial to begin with, but selecting "More Info" will give you better insights.

For more, see Compare Country Data on the World Regions page.

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GEOSOURCE 22-06

Geopolitics has reared its ugly head once again. Our World in Data has an excellent section on the movement towards democracy over the last 200 years. Yes, we took a giant step back this month, and, yes, democracy is a bumpy road, but progress is being made, even though it may seem like 2 steps forward and one step back.

For more, see the Geopolitics page.

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GEOSOURCE 22-05

Need vids? Always! Geography Lessons is a well-produced collection of straightforward animated videos explaining fundamental concepts in both physical and human geography. No hype, no games-show-host impersonations, just clearly animated and narrated lessons - ideal for flipped teaching or to support students who learn better through videos.

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GEOSOURCE 22-03

Two brilliant sources for Canada: Changing Populations

Stats Canada have really upped their game with the quality of some of their data visualizations. Canada's Population Clock provides real-time modelling of births, deaths, immigration and emigration, and makes a great lesson starter.

Over at Immigration, Stats Canada have created a unique set of circle graphs showing Origins and Destinations of immigrants to Canada. Click on a circle to delve into specific time periods, regions, countries and for destinations, even cities.

For more, see the Canada: Changing Populations page.

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GEOSOURCE 22-02

Solve the Climate Change crisis – Interactively. Work with multiple scenarios to reduce GHGs to limit atmospheric temperatures to a rise of 2°C or even 1.5°C. The simulator really brings home the idea of multiple solutions and trade-offs.

For more, see Climate Change Solutions under Climate Change.

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GEOSOURCE 22-01

Fundamental and essential to understanding Changing Populations are these two geographic models, while being careful not to use these as geographic determinism!

For more, visit Demographics in the Digital Atlas Project.

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