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,…

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…

Paris Agreement, Geographic Perspective

After U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris Agreement, an immense amount of controversy has taken place. For a long time, issues such as climate change and global warming have proven to be polarizing subjects, at least when put into the political arena. First, the Paris Climate Agreement needs to be…

The Normandy Landings

June 6, 1944. The largest seaborne military operation would come into fruition. It would be a military operation that would alter the course of WWII, the Western Front. The Normandy region of France was under Nazi occupation at the time.  Allied forced landed on the beaches of Normandy. What would becoming known as D-Day would…

How Geography Helped and Hurt Buffalo.

Today, the city of Buffalo has a population of 258,071 people. This is a far cry from its 1950 peak of 580,132 people. Buffalo’s rapid fall in population is characteristic of American cities located in the Rust Belt(such as Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, etc). However, with Buffalo, one particular case to consider is geography. Geography has…

Peachless in Georgia

If you go to Georgia, one thing you will quickly figure out is that it’s called “The Peach State”. It isn’t just a nickname. It is a big part of the state.  Georgia isn’t the biggest producer of peaches, but it’s among the top 4 states. California – 620,000 tons South Carolina – 60,800 tons…

World Meteorological Day 2017.

23 March is World Meteorological Day. This is a day to reflect on weather and the physical processes involved. This entry’s theme is this: Meteorologists are geographers. How are meteorologists geographers? Weather, climate, and geography are connected. Geography determines weather and climate. This is why we have phenomena like El Nino, orographic lift, chinook/foehn winds,…

The South USA’s Winter Struggles

The southern USA is not known as a region of cold winters. That reputation is reserved for places like Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis, etc. This is a region known for relatively mild winters. Many southern cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, and Birmingham seem to struggle with dealing with snow. The typical theme. One inch of…

American tea growing potential

Tea is a crop grown mainly in the warmer parts of Asia and in East Africa, especially the highland areas. However, there are some tea growing operations in the USA as well. The potential is there for the USA to grow more tea, particularly in the nation’s subtropical regions in the South. Geography will play…

International Tea Day

15 December is International Tea Day . Tea is enjoyed throughout the world. It has its origins in China , in Yunnan province. Now, it’s enjoyed through the the world. To understand the geographic aspect tea, you must understand weather, climate, altitude, movement, which are mentioned further in the video below.