TheGeoScholar New Look

TheGeoScholar has some changes. New Logo. New Domain Name. This is the new logo. It is the same logo for the youtube channel as it is for this site. Second, thegeoscholar.wordpress.com is now thegeoscholar.com.

Greenland’s Banana Coast.

Sineriak Bananeqarfik is Greenlandic for “Banana Coast”. That is the nickname of Greeland’s southern coast. Greenland has an ironic name, considering that most of Greenland’s 2,166,086 km2 (836,330 sq mi) of land consists of ice cap, the largest outside of Antarctica. However, the southern coast of Greenland truly has green vegetation and even trees. Being the southernmost part of Greenland,…

Been Away, But TheGeoScholar Blog Is Coming Back.

TheGeoScholar blog has been inactive since August 2017. The YouTube Channel TheGeoScholar is still active. The channel continues to be active. More entries will be on this blog soon, and there are more plans for the future. This is the comeback entry.

Rainwater Harvesting, Geopolitics, And The Future Of Water Supply.

No, rainwater is not some kind of crop. However, the harvesting of rainwater can be one of the most valuable things for human beings. While Earth itself is majority water, most of that water is not usable for human consumption, unless you plan on building a plethora of desalination plants. Most of the world’s freshwater…

Geography Is Dynamic, And A Newspaper Article Proves It.

Geography is dynamic. This is the Earth. Things are always changing on this planet. Borders change, land changes. A 1994 newspaper article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that geography is dynamic. The article shows the changes and events that were taking place back then. Consider the events of the early/mid 1990s, and compare them to…

Houston, We Have Indoor Baseball

  Take some time to imagine this. Playing baseball where the sun doesn’t shine. Now imagine playing baseball in a place where no kind of weather takes place, only that which HVAC controls. Mom always said don’t play ball in the house. But imagine that your house is wider than a baseball field and 18…

Oases And Geopolitics

Imagine this. You’re on a voyage through the desert. Water has not been seen for days. Barren, dry land  abounds. Suddenly, a cluster of vegetation appears. No, this is not a mirage. It is for real. Where does that vegetation come from? It hardly ever rains? An oasis is an isolated cluster of vegetation surrounding…

Why Geography Is Dynamic.

  Geography Is Dynamic. Let’s break this down a bit. Geography – The study of the physical features, atmosphere, and the human-environmental interaction of the Earth. Dynamic – Constantly changing. Geography Is Dynamic. Why? Because geography is about studying the Earth, and the Earth is constantly changing. Nothing on Earth remains in a static position….

Henderson Island, Paradise Lost In Plastic.

Henderson Island, a small, uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. An area of about 37.3 sq km. The nearest populated area is 193 km (120 mi) northeast of Pitcairn Island. A Pacific island uninhabited and far removed from humans. It is halfway between New Zealand and Chile. One of the last raised atolls in the…

World’s Coldest Capital City

Cities located in the higher latitudes are obviously going to be colder relative to cities at lower latitudes. However, that is not the only factor. Elevation is a factor. The higher up one goes in altitude, the colder it will be. This is why Quito, Ecuador, located along the Equator, has a cooler climate than…