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Developing Countries Lead the Way in Renewable Energy Development

A decade ago, it was the world’s wealthiest countries that accounted for the bulk of investment in renewable energy. However, since then, developing nations are today leading the way in a world where electricity demand increases while technology costs fall. … Continue reading

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China and India to Overtake the USA Economy?

According to the UK multinational bank Standard Chartered, China is likely to become the world’s largest economy by 2020, with India overtaking the USA and moving into second place by 2030. In its report, the UK bank suggests that: “India … Continue reading

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Infographics For The Classroom

  I have recently put myself on the mailing list from a statistics web site: http://www.statista.com It now sends me a regular supply of excellent infographics to enjoy – including some great geographical ones, useful to illustrate presentations or act … Continue reading

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China’s Population Peak?

Population dynamics in a number of countries are leading to ageing populations. The United Nations rates a country as ageing if 7% of its population is over 65 years of age. A ‘super-aged’ country has over 20% of its citizens … Continue reading

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Where Do Tourists Spend Their Money?

There is a lot of data available to compare the number of tourists that visit different countries. However, the World Economic Forum has made it possible to also examine tourism through the amount of money tourists spend while abroad. In … Continue reading

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The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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World’s Population Hits 7.5 Billion

    When checking one of my favourite classroom tools recently  – the ‘World Population Clock’ found at  worldometers.info – I noticed the total for world population has now hit the 7.5 billion mark. There has been a stunning increase in world … Continue reading

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