Population Statistics With Gapminder & Correlations • [Geography of Canada]

Category: Economy

Indicator: Exports

Describe one of the correlations or lack of that you discussed with your group.

The correlation between of exports and income per person is that over time, as a country’s exports increase, the income per person also increases. For example, China started at around $1203 in around the 1970s with about 10% of GDP of exports. Then, in 2010, the income per person was around $10,040 with the exports at around 31% of GDP. Even though the changes in income is more drastic than the changes in the percentage of GDP, there is a change.

Suggest reasons for the correlation with some reference as to why it might be strong or weak.

As the amount of exports increase, the economy of the country strengthens because of the money it’s making from selling the exports to other countries’ that require these exports to accompany their citizens’ needs. However, sometimes, the value of money differs in different parts of the world, which leads to different developments and increases in income due to exports.

If there are any anomalies in your data on the graph suggest why this may be the case.

The anomalies in my data on the graph may be because a specific country or city may require more exports to increase the income per person due to economical, geographical, societal reasons (e.g. natural disasters: requires more exports to gain more economical wealth after damage and to increase income).

Are Increasing Rates of Urbanisation A Good Thing? • [Geography of Canada]

Are Increasing Rates of Urbanisation A Good Thing?

    There are two sides to every question, this being one of them. Increasing rates of urbanisation is a good thing because it allows the area occupied to grow economically and hence accumulate more global wealth and recognition. An example would be Mexico, as it changed over time from an agricultural-based country to one with a notable industry. Industrialised agriculture is one of the aspects in the developed industry. Also, it’s a good thing because more economic growth can lead to more funding for scientific research and manufacturing goods. Negative aspects of increasing rates of urbanisation is that people continuously migrating and reproducing in that area can lead to overpopulation, which can link to lack of resources and therefore, raising the rates of poverty. Another negative factor of increasing rates of urbanisation is that with the continuously growing economic growth, more factories will be built in order to manufacture goods that suit the citizens’ needs and international needs, which can result in pollution and thus, dirtying the environment around us, an example being in China. China has developed into an economical hub that has many trading relations and is quite wealthy, but due to all the factories causing immense amounts of air pollution, resulting in many deaths in children, adults and animals.

Geography – Choloropleth Map Question

How can people make choloropleth maps to misrepresent facts?

Choloropleth maps are used to identify average values of certain quantities in those areas through different shades of colors or different colors. The way they can be made to misrepresent facts is through misinterpreting the fact that just because a lot of people live there does not necessarily mean that place is developed. Also, a higher population density does not necessarily correlate with the level of modernization of the place.

What Is Geography? • [Geography of Canada]

Geography – what exactly is it? First of all, the subject itself, honestly, is pretty vague. It can be linked to many different subjects (it’s interdisciplinary), for example biology, maths, history, business, science etc. and there is certainly more than one way of looking at geography.

After discussing what geography is to each and every one of us, I have come to a conclusion that geography is the study of a horde of various things..

1. The physical features and characteristics of the Earth, for example natural and organic features/phenomenons like mountains, bodies of water (lakes and seas), climates, weather, and unchartered areas.

2. The collective function of people and natural features, for example the impacts on the world based on the One World implications, or S.E.E.P. (Social, Economical, Environmental, Political), which is basically how something affects the world socially, economically, politically, environmentally, morally, or ethically. Also, relating back to the One World implications, it’s how they act during the study of (human) geography, for example how climate change can affect the Earth environmentally by the migration of humans and animals as a result of their habitat or home deteriorating.

3. The discovery of patterns and how they are observed or studied, for example settlement patterns and how the distribution of humans and culture affects patterns geographically, for example Buddhism being more common in Asia than other places in the world.

4. The study of geography allows us to organise and research many different kinds of aspects of geography and provides knowledge to others about our world and everything around us (geographically).

However, even after the discussion, I still have a few questions.

1. What are the different types of geography?

2. Why is geography so crucial in our lives? Why do we need to know about it?

3. Why do we need to know the history of the geography of the world if what’s happened in the past, well, happened?

4. According to the discussion today, geography pretty much seems to impacts everything, from material things to natural features of the world or phenomenons. Does it impact everything, if not, almost everything?