Brazil’s Geography Problem

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Learn from 21,000 classes for free for two months at https://skl.sh/wendover3. There are plenty of lines you can draw on the globe but perhaps none is more consequential than the equator. Of the 15 wealthiest countries in the world as measured by GDP per capita, all are in the northern hemisphere. Only 800…

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The Nuclear Waste Problem

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Learn to think like a scientist for 20% off by being one of the first 500 people to sign up at the link in the description. Nuclear energy is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and most available sources of power on earth. To generate one kilowatt hour of energy—the amount an American…

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How Maritime Law Works

I love making interesting videos. The most interesting topics are often exceptions—deviations from the norm. All of us live in countries, where there are laws and rules and governing bodies telling us what we can and can’t do. But, 70% of the world is ocean, where there are no countries—no governing bodies to tell us what’s right and wrong. That’s…

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Urban Geography: Why We Live Where We Do

This is Wendover Productions. Sponsored by the Great Courses Plus. Here’s an interesting question: which city do you think is more dense—Paris, France or New York, United States? It probably seems obvious: New York, the land of skyscrapers, the Big Apple… right? Wrong. New York, in fact, has a population density of less than half that of Paris. Paris’s is…

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