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Biodiversity
The total variety of plant & animal species in a particular place
Deforestation
The clearing and destruction of forests to harvest wood for consumption, clear land for agricultural uses, and make way for expanding settlement frontiers
Global Warming
Theorythat the Earth is gradually warming as a result of an enhanced greenhouse effect in the Earth's atomosphere caused by ever-increasing amounts of carbon produced by various human activities
Break-of-Bulk Point
A location along a transport route where goods must be tansferred from one carrier to another. In a port, the cargoes of oceangoing ships are unloaded and put on trains, trucks, or perhaps smaller riverboats for inland distribution
Fordist
A highly organized and specialized system for organizing industrial production and labor. Named after automobile producer Hengry Ford, production features assembly-line production of standardized components for mass consumption
Industrial Revolution
The term applied to the social and economic changes in agriculture, commerce and manufacturing that resulted from technological innovations and specialization in late-eitheenth-century Europe
Economic Activity:
Minning
Primary
Economic Activity:
Adding Value
Secondary
Economic Value:
Services
Teriary
Cartel
Group of producers set price & amount produced
Maquiledoras
Low wages & lack of environment regulations
OPEC
11 countries control 60% worlds oil. Ex. Indonesia & Iran.
Fordism
Produce an assembly line in standardized form (cookie cutter mold)
NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)
allows movement of goods & capital
US-Canada-Mexico
Aral Sea
Kazikistan vs. Uzbeckistan
devistation = bad planning
Streams that fed this large body of water were diverted to irrigate the surrounding desert. Heavy use of chemical pesticide ruined the groundwater below. In the meantime the Aral Sea began to dry up.
Grand Antola Project (GAP)
Tensions w/ Syria & Iraq