Contested Planet - Technological Fix

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Name the 7 levels/types of technological fix (high to low - then reverse)
geo-engineering, bio-engineering, micro-technology, alternative technology, civil technology, intermediate technology and appropriate technology
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what percentage of Afghans have access to fixed landlines? and why is this figure so low?
1% - because of difficult terrain means cables are difficult and expensive to put in. there is also potential landmines
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What percentage of Afghans are now covered by mobile signal?
72%
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What river is the Three Gorges Dam located on?
The Yangtze
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what percentage of China's GDP is the Dam responsible for?
22%
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What species has now become extinct due to ecological impacts from the Three Gorges Dam?
The Baiji Dolphin
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How many adults/children are living with HIV/AIDs? (2010)
35.7 million children and 2.1 million children
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what percentage of deaths are from developing countries?
95%
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1997-2002 - byhow much did infections increase by in Western Europe?
infections more than doubled
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how many people have access to electricity in Nepal?
less than 1/3 have electricity- only 15% or rural households have access to electricity
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What is the population of Dhaka, Bangladesh?
7 million (in the city) and 12.5 million (in metropolitan area)
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What is Dhaka vulnerable to?
the city is very flat and close to sea level - makes it vulnerable to flooding to monsoon rainfall and tidal surges
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What makes London vulnerable to flooding?
built on a floodplain along the banks of the tidal estuary of the river Thames, low lying, millions of people live along the river as well as some of the biggest businesses, political.cultural sites at risk of flooding and disruptions - cost millions
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How many passengers a year does the London Underground take?
more than 1 billion a year - during morning peak - Waterloo has 57,000 people entering with 82 million a year
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how many tonnes of water can each gate of the Thames Barrier withstand?
9000
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Name 4 HIV technologies
Anti-Retroviral drugs, nanoparticle technology, washing semen, HIV-free breast milk
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what law passed in 1969 in South Korea?
Electronics Industry Promotion LAw - made electronics into a priority
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Name and explain an example of where technology is needed?
Haiti - poorest country in western hemisphere, 70% live on less than $2 a day, 2/3 depend on agricultural economy, GDP per capita of $1,500, rapid slum growth (Cite Soleil), 1/4 face food insecurity, 4 cyclones in 2008, 58% lack access to clean water
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Sarah Cope

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wow this is the best resource i have ever, seen you must be a true genius! 

rosemustard

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This has been so helpful, couldn't help but give you 5 stars!

Anna

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this is ace! however, on your seventh slide, you have put children twice..just wondering what was what..

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