Presentation notes GEOG 17063-001
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Date Created: 04/17/16
First week of presentation notes: Group #1: Erin, Joanna, Mackenzie World Water Crisis: -Mainly in sub-Saharan Africa but also in parts of the US in Africa people will travel miles all day looking for water. Water sources are drying up and getting polluted by fertilizers and run off from big factories and big farms. -80% of illnesses developing in countries are related to poor water conditions. -1.5 million deaths are caused by water-borne illnesses. -causes: deforestation, drought, not enough sewage systems -wetlands are disappearing -Solutions: wells/dams/rain catchment systems, desalination. Mayan Culture: -known for their calendars and basketball -Mesoamerica: 3 parts of Yucatan Peninsula -300-900 ACE cities all across Central America not a unified empire ritualssacrifices to appease the gods and to embrace their fear of death. -Art honored gods and leaders many artworks didn’t survive due to the moist climate -900-1000 ACE Mayans abandoned their cities. Group #2: Jodi, Maria, Casey Water Bottle Industry: -Water bottels morph together in the ocean and create these waste islands there is one twice the size of Texas. -China has the biggest output of bottles -first bottled water was in the 1700’s “mineral water” that was sold at a spa and said to be therapeutic. -bottled water doesn’t have to meet the same standards as tap water does could be not as clean and hazardous!! Climate Change: -Global warming images of the earth have grown from green to brown over time. -ocean acidification due to rise in temperature (water) Great Barrier reef is experiencing massive and permanent ramification. Great Barrier reef calcification due to risen temperatures of the water. -CO2 is one of the biggest green house gases that is in the air. -What you can do: Recycle, eat locally, eat less meat, walk/use public transportation, turn off lights and unplug anything you aren’t using Group #3: Abby, Jess, Nate Islam: -monotheistic (one god) -5 pillars: pilgrimage, alms-giving, prayer, testimony, fasting -Muhammad is the prophet of God and is the last one. -Sunni and Shia are the two main denominations of Islam but there are a lot of different sects of Islam. -majority of Islam is in the Middle East and Northern Africa but there is a decent amount of Muslims in the US ~ 7 million of the US’ population is Muslim. -Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem are the three holy cities European Union: -28 members (countries) -economic and political partnership that are interdependent on each other and it helps avoid conflict -helped raise living standards -one of their goals is promote human rights -designed to be accessible to all members by allowing 2 different cities each year to be the “European Capitals of Culture” to give opportunities to embrace their culture. Group #4: Connor, Zakery, Jeffery Cocaine Trafficking: -Dates back to Aztecs who would chew the coca leaves to raise their heart rate to help with the high altitude they lived in. -Albert Nieman 1859 German chemist who turned it into liquid cocaine. -Bolivia supplies the majority of the coca leaves -Big penalties for drug use and possession: $2500 and jail time even for just marijuana. History of Russia: -850 ACE -not a lot physically Vast - Mongols conquered lot: some cities surrendered before the Mongols even got there - Feudal system (serfdom) -Russian Revolution 1917 Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne new gov’t formed economy collapsed -Cold war: Started with the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989) -WW2Stalin and Churchill -Term: “Third World Country” is not being used anymore or considered politically incorrect these days. -1991 Soviet Union ends. Didn’t really tell anyone. America didn’t really have that big of an influence on the collapse of Russia lots of internal struggles. Group #5: Grace, Ashley, Aubrey Conflict Diamonds: -Hardest rocks in the world -formed in the highest mantle in the earth -the process can take 1-3 billion years -composed of carbon and the heat and pressure gives the Carbon the molecular alignment that makes them look the way they do. -First diamond was found in 1866 along the Orange River. -South Africa has more diamonds than India these days. -38 known diamonds mines in the world -US is the biggest consumer of diamonds -Conflict Diamonds: sold to buy weapons Communism: -system of gov’t: all means of production are owned by all parts of the state Marxism -Socialism vs Communism (equal share vs. work for everything you get) -good in theory -communism results in a low standard of living -characteristics: no private property, high income tax, everything is regulated by the gov’t. -Began in 1917 with the rise of the Bolshevik party spread to China (Maoism) in 1949 to Cuba (Castro) in 1959 to Laos in 1975 to North Korea in 1948 to Vietnam in 1976 -Results: lower class, no freedom, gov’t has too much power. Group #6: Mary Kate, Taylor Genocides: First: 1492 native americans by spread of disease and violent conflicts (Trail of tears ~16000 Cherokees forced out of homes and ~4000 killed) Holocaust: Adolf appointed the chancellor of Germany in 1933 enforced more rules and concentration camps started -1939-1941: mass shootings, Jews forced from homes, concentration camps established -1942-1945: countless numbers of jews murdered -Rwandan genocide: 1994, between Tutsis and Hutus ~800,000 killed. History of Oil: -300 BCE first oils wells in China -burning water -America 1595 -1853drilled for commercial use -1913 Ford Assembly line -over 950,000 wells worldwide -50% of the oil used in the US is domestic -19 million barrels per day -fracking has become a big way to extract oil from the earth.
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