Iraq Says It Exported More Than 1 Billion Barrels of Oil in 2015

Iraq said it exported 1.097 billion barrels of oil in 2015, generating $49.079 billion from sales, according to the oil ministry. It sold 99.7 million barrels of oil in December, generating $2.973 billion, after selling a record 100.

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Mind the gap

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Hello fellow geoggers! In ‘money makes the world go ’round…’ I mentioned that that one of the topics that I’m currently studying is development and inequalities, and recently one question keeps coming up; is the development gap widening or narrowing? To be able to shed any light on this debate, we first need to have a basic understanding of what the development gap is. The development gap is the divide between rich and poor, or ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. This exists at several levels. The ‘haves’, at a global scale represent the richest 20% of people, who consume around 80% of all resources. The global ‘have nots’ are the poorest 20% of people who earn only 1.3% of global income.

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This map shows what we refer to as the North-South Divide, however as the map shows it isn’t just a simple horizontal line across the world (I.e. hemisphere), instead it…

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Mega cities

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By the end of this year, over half the world’s population will live in urban areas. It is a trend that is set to continue. By 2050, it is predicted that 70 per cent of the world will be city dwellers; 7 in 10 of us could live in “mega cities”, cities of at least 10 million people.

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Some of the fastest growth is occurring in Asia, where mega cities are blossoming, particularly in developing countries.

Take for example Indonesia’s capital Jakarta; its population has risen rapidly from 1.2 million in 1960 to 9 million today, and that is counting just legal residents. By including Jakarta’s sprawling metropolitan area, the population rises to 23 million. And it is still growing rapidly.

Jakarta’s popularity is putting huge pressure on the environment.

Traffic is gridlocked, air quality is at crisis point and Jakarta’s rivers are choked with human waste and garbage. Poor sanitation also creates…

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There was Human Role in Extinction of Ancient Giant Australian Bird:Report

Sciencedaily reports that there are direct evidences  that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago  a 500-pound bird has been discovered research team.The flightless bird, known as Genyornis newtoni, was nearly 7 feet tall and appears to have lived in much of Australia prior to the establishment of humans on the continent 50,000 years ago, said. The evidence consists of diagnostic burn patterns on Genyornis eggshell fragments that indicate humans were collecting and cooking its eggs, thereby reducing the birds’ reproductive success.

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Climate, disease, and Human Population Control

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The Future of Population Control?

Population -- People massWe humans will eventually solve our population problem–not voluntarily–but by our own actions.  Here are some of the human-caused factors responsible for reduced births and longevity:

  • Insect vectors for human diseases are moving to new places as climate changes.
  • Disease organisms are developing immunity to antibiotics.
  • Heatwaves and lethal storms are increasing.
  • Radioactive isotopes and other toxic materials are spreading through Earth environments.
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem stability are declining.

In the post below, Scribbler reviews some of the diseases related to climate change.

Zika and the New Climate Dystopia — Human Hothouse as Disease Multiplier

“As of today, authorities in Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, El Salvador and Venezuela were urging women to avoid getting pregnant… It is unthinkable. Or rather, it is something out of a science fiction story, the absolute core of a dystopian future.” — Bill McKibbenin a recent statement on global warming…

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Happy Republic Day India

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Another Republic day,another milestone.This year my wishes come with a small prayer.
May our republic continues on positive path.
May all our goals be based on love and cooperation.
May we ALL respect the spirit of our constitution.
Salute to Tricolour
Jai Hind

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