Images of globalization

Urban Growth per Hour

This world map shows the population growth per hour projected through 2015 in some of the fastest growing cities with more than one million people. Source: http://www.urban-age.net/10_cities/_data/data_UAC.html (please visit for more information)

Urban Growth per Hour

Urban, dryland, and polar systems

Urban, dryland, and polar systems. Urban systems are built environments with a high human density. For mapping purposes, the MA uses known human settlements with a population of 5,000 or more, with boundaries delineated by observing persistent night-time lights or by inferring areal extent in the cases where such observations are absent.

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/urban-dryland-and-polar-systems

 

Urban, dryland, and polar systems

Urban density and transport-related energy consumption

Sources: Newman et Kenworthy, 1989; Atlas Environnement du Monde Diplomatique 2007. Link to web-site: http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/kick-the-habit/ Cartographer/Designer: Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal Appears in: Kick the Habit: A UN Guide to Carbon Neutrality Published: 2008 (Available: UNEP)Urban density and transport-related energy consumption

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns

Tracing Human History With Genetics, NYT (Dec 9, 2006)

(http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2006/12/09/us/20061210_DNA_GRAPHIC.htm...)

This New York Times map uses genetic mutation patterns to examine human evolution and migration.

Genetic Tracing of Migration Patterns

Trends in real commodity prices

http://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/trends-in-real-commodity-prices

 

Trends in real commodity prices. Agriculture is a fundamental instrument for sustainable development; about 70% of the world’s poor are rural and most are involved in farming. National policy needs to arrive at a balance between a higher prices which can benefit producers and lead to a more vibrant rural economy, and lower prices, which, although volatile on the international market, can improve food access for poor consumers.

 

Source: The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2006, FAO

Trends in real commodity prices