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Blog For Poverty has moved!

If your looking for Blog For Poverty it has moved to a new name and a new location.

You can now read all about my Arctic to Africa bike ride and lots of other new and interesting posts over at EatPrayPedal.20130912-220301.jpg

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What’s in a name

Blog for Poverty is changing!! But don’t worry only the name.

I felt I needed a name that better reflected what I actually blog about and would be more appropriately suited to topics I want to blog in the future.

So . . . . Blog For Poverty is becoming . . . .

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Over the next few days expect to find a few changes and updates as I slowly move everything over to the new domain www.eatpraypedal.com.

I am keeping all my old blog posts and the details of my recent 4000 mile cycle ride from the Arctic to Africa are all staying too. If you already follow my blog then you don’t need to do anything, the lovely people at wordpress will transfer my followers to my new domain.

Let me know what you think of the new name, it took a long time to come up with it. I’m excited to be continuing my blog under a new name, I have lots of new ideas and topics I want to share with you over the coming weeks.

More to come soon . . .

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Admitting Naivety

I’ve spent my afternoon searching the World Wide Web for other ‘Poverty’ bloggers. I want to learn more about poverty, so a good place to start is with other bloggers. I came across some really interesting stuff.¬†One thing I would like to share is this clip from the West Wing and a couple of images. I am going to admit to my naivety and declare that this video blew my mind a little. I honestly hadn’t considered the accuracy of a world map before and I assumed the general proportions of countries were correct. Although this is in the West Wing and you may be doubting its authenticity, after a little further googling I discovered it is trustworthy.

The Peters Projection World Map is considered to be an area accurate map. This means it takes in to account the actual size of the land giving a much better representation of how countries compare to one another in terms of size. Now I am not saying that other maps are incorrect. There is in fact a variety of projections depicting the world slightly differently, it all depends on what the map is used for as to how the countries appear in relation to one another.

Peters Projection Map

Now take a look at the image below. It really helps put in to perspective the sheer size of Africa.

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1 billion people live in Africa and half of those live in poverty. I live in the UK, the teeny tiny island that is barely visible on the Peters Projection map and yet (until recently) how often did I give much notice to Africa? It’s only 125 times larger then the UK and makes up a huge proportion of the world I live in.

You can find the original blog featuring this video here.

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