Images of globalization

Struggles for Water Resource

The Coming Water Wars, International Networks Archive (INA), Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~ina/index.html)

This map shows that water can become a major source of struggle for resources.

Struggles for Water Resource

Global Trade in Forest Products

Sources: FAO 2008a. Link to web-site: http://grida.no/publications/vg/forest/ Cartographer/Designer: Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre. Appears in: Vital Forest Graphics Published: 2009 (Available UNEP)Global Trade in Forest Products

The boom in shipping trade

The boom in shipping trade. Map showing The boom in shipping trade and a graphic showing world imports.
Sources John Vidal, “Shipping boom fuels rising tide of global CO2 emissions”, The Guardian, February 13 2008; Atlas du Monde Diplomatique 2006, Armand Colin; Panorama des ports de commerce mondiaux 2003, ISEMAR, January 2005; Images économiques du monde 2002, Sedes.

 

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The boom in shipping trade

Global Brain?

This image, captured in May 1999, maps all backbone routers based on distance from Lumeta's mapping host in New Jersey. On the color scale, yellow represents the closest nodes, while dark red is farthest away. Readers can construct their own metaphors about this image's similarity to neural networks of a human brain.
Source: http://www.informationweek.com/galleries/showImage.jhtml?galleryID=246&i...

Global Brain?

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

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Number of undernourished children projected in 2050. Food security is likely to remain out of reach for many people. Child malnutrition will be difficult to eradicate even by 2050 (low to medium certainty) and is projected to increase in some regions in some Millennium Assessment scenarios, despite increasing food supply under all four scenarios (medium to high certainty) and more diversified diets in poor countries (low to medium certainty).

Number of undernourished children projected in 2050

World poverty distribution

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/world-poverty-distribution

 

World poverty distribution. Three-quarters of all poor people still live in rural areas. They are heavily reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods: soil, water, forests and fisheries underpin commercial and subsistence activities and often provide a safety net to the poor in times of crises. These natural resources which are abundant in many developing countries - represent an important asset and potential wealth for poor people and their communities. As many of these natural resources are renewable and if properly managed this wealth is long term. Improved natural resource management can support long-term economic growth, from which poor people, in rural areas and elsewhere, can benefit to achieve and sustain social progress and development. The map is a part of a set, presenting different natural resources, with a focus on developing countries, and the use of natural resources for economic growth and poverty alleviation.

World poverty distribution

Human population growth rates, 1990–2000, and per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and biological productivity in 2000 in eco

Available: UNEP Human population growth rates, 1990–2000, and per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and biological productivity in 2000 in ecological systems. Millennium Assessment systems with the lowest net primary productivity and lowest GDP tended to have the highest population growth rates between 1990 and 2000. Urban, inland water, and marine systems are not included due to the somewhat arbitrary nature of determining net primary productivity of the system (urban) or population growth and GDP (freshwater and marine) for them.Human population growth rates, 1990–2000, and per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and biological productivity in 2000 in eco