I believe geography impacts diversity only when, geographically, you are secluded. Southeast Asia is made up of mainland, mountains, and islands. This already supports the definition of diversity, which includes being diverse or having variety, but I believe that everything having to do with cultural diversity has to do with influence. The islands and mountains allow tribes to be secluded with their own ideas, giving them variety, like self-stabbing to allow gods to posess their bodies. But they have European influence, like honoring a god they believe in through the use of objects or sometimes animals, making them the same.
In history, the secluded countries were more protected from invasions and wars. Because they had less invasions, they have less influences which allows them to keep their taboo culture because they don’t know any better, like filing their teeth into points for beauty. This also relates to social aspects. They have less technology as well, so they can’t see how everyone else acts in a society, so they will always think they are acting “normal”.
The economies in secluded countries are not necessarily more successful, but more prosporous because of location and less large economy influence. Countries like Vietnam have more of an American influence, along with European, to give the society and economy more of a role model and goal to shoot for, making the country seem less taboo in our eyes. So, I guess you could say that diversity depends on influence, which depends on geography. I think geography impacts diversity to about a 5 on a 1-10 scale. If you live in a less secluded country, you are more likely to be less diverse. If you live in a more secluded country, you are more likely to be more diverse.
I think communism plays a big role in China’s environment. From watching the videos on China’s enviromental issues, it seems like the citizens are upset because the government isn’t doing anything about their pollution and garbage issues. People are upset because their rivers and water sources are getting to the unusable and unlivable point. They say the government either ignores the issues or blames them. I think the government wasn’t expecting to have so many people in such a short time and now that they do, they don’t know how to handle it. And I also think the citizens know how bad the pollution and environmental conditions are, but it’s hidden from tourists and visitors, so the government tries to cover it up and ignore it until they can find a solution.
I think music plays a big role in revolutions. From the videos we watched yesterday, it seemed like the Africans used music to mock the Europeans. The lyrics (when put in English) seemed threatening. I think music is an emotional outlet in any situation, but especially when someone is feeling a strong feeling of fear, sadness, or anger. In revolutions, those feelings seem to be really present, and that’s why I think music plays a big role.
Members of the United Nations in Africa are coming together to strengthen ecosystems that have been effected by climate change and help them produce enough food for people’s needs. The human-environment interaction would be the people making a move and physically strengthening the ecosystems. There was a conference hosted by the UN Environment Program(UNEP) and nearly 800 people from more than 50 countries attended. This topic is not a problem, it is a possible solution to a problem. It is a result of climate change. Farmers will be granted with better land and places to grow crops food sources.