Current Event I - Population Geography, Migration Current Event II - Cultural Geography (including religion and language), Globalization Current Event III - Political Geography, Urban Geography
Current Event I: Population Geography, Migration
Source: CNN World, The Global Public Square
The writer of this article is Kevin O’Donnell. He suggests that when people talk about migration, they discuss on pull and pull factors that drove individuals from their countries and pulls them to other countries. He acknowledges that there has been a rapid increase in the migration of children. Moreover, this article talks the factors that drive people to migrate into other countries.
Source: BMS World Mission
This article talks about the major events of migration over the recent past and current times. It focuses on Europe, India and China. It talks about the effects of the ancient migration forms on the current migration situation on these regions. In my view, this article was elemental in explaining the current trend in the migration sector both internationally and locally.
Current Event II: Cultural Geography, Globalization
Source: The Washington Post
This article talks about the reaction of the United Nations on climate change concerning the severity of global warming and the making of policies. It reiterates that the United Nations should employ its global agreements with other organizations to reverse the course on climate change.
Source: The Economist
This article talks about the Islamic religion in the world. The article also presents the two distinct phenomena presented in spiritual traditions, beliefs and movements. These phenomena include the supreme moments of divine revelation and the contemporary distillation of divine revelation by the clerics and the teachers. The article presents the conception of people concerning the Islam religion around the world with reference to these distinct phenomena.
Current Event III: Political and Urban Geography
Source: The New York Times
This article presents the potential ways that gasoline prices can have on the outcome of presidential elections in the United States. From this article, there are possibilities that states hardest hit by the higher gasoline prices might not have contests. Information from this article conforms to the content covered in class on the relationship between geography and politics. From my perspective, this article sufficiently related geography to politics.
Source: Taylor Francis Online
This article is a study that combines the urban geographic systems of information to evaluate the establishment of food policy councils in Birmingham. The study investigates the relationship between cultures and race. Additionally, it investigates the relationship manifests itself in practice within the alternative agriculture and food movement.
This information was new to me because I identified the various examples through which geography relates to the urban societies.
The United States
Immigration – Global Public Square - CNN.com Blogs. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/category/immigration/
Islam and hadiths: Sifting and combing | The Economist. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2014/10/islam-and-hadiths
The Political Geography of Gasoline Prices. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/21/the-political-geography-of-gasoline-prices/?_r=0
Some major migration events over recent history | BMS World Mission. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.bmsworldmission.org/news-blogs/blogs/some-major-migration-events-over-recent-history
Urban Geography; Race, Practice and Culture Segregation and Local Food in Birmingham, Alabama. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2014.941691#.VGCbZPmUdhU
The world’s climate change watchdog may be underestimating global warming - The Washington Post. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/30/climate-scientists-arent-too-alarmist-theyre-too-conservative/