Archives for IBH 1 SY 2009 – 2011

El Nino

Review these key ideas before attempting the task 1. What are conditions like in a non-ENSO year? 2. What happens in an ENSO year? 3. How often does ENSO occur and how long does it last? 4. How are countries affected during El Nino years? 5. What strategies can be employed to mitigate the affects of El Nino? Task Using the resources below produce a Fact Sheet Read full article »

The polarised lives of Zimbabwe’s rich and poor

Have a look at this : - ) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/8510576.stm Read full article »

Protected: Oceans and their Coastal Margins

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Patterns in Resource Consumption

Evaluate the ecological footprint as a measure of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Identify international variations in its size. Discuss the two opposing views (neo-Malthusian and anti-Malthusian) of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Analyse the global patterns and trends in the production and consumption of oil. Examine the geopolitical and environmental impacts of these changes in Read full article »

Sustainability and the Environment

1. Define environmental sustainability 2. In general what management strategies work and what approaches fail? 3. Outline a successful local or national management strategy you believe is achieving environmental sustainability. Include in your report the location, partners, types of activities undertaken, long and short term goals, management approaches, use of land, forest, ocean, infrastructure, biodiversity and energy. Explain how you have determined the success Read full article »

Biodiversity and Change

Essential Questions 1. Define biodiversity in tropical rain forests 2. Explain the importance of biodiversity in tropical rain forests 3. What are the causes and consequences of reduced biodiversity in this biome? 4. What case studies/ examples best illustrate the ideas raised in questions one, two and three? BBC News - Paying to kehttp://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=939&section=13ep the rainforests standing by charlottelemaitre Saturday, 10:57 am Poor Brazilians rejoice as Read full article »

WHO

Here is the link to the WHO http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/mdg1/en/index.html Task:- You have been employed by the WHO to run a series of 3 adverts explaining the factors affecting access to safe water and how the WHO is working to achieve the MDGs. One example (case study) should be shown Your adverts should be visually captivating, informative and forward thinking.    You may work as a team Read full article »

water and change

Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink! From the Silly Bus Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale. Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity. Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water. 5 hours Essential Questions:- 1. Why has demand and supply for water changed? 2. What Read full article »

Soil and Change

Links:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZaO5ga3hHg&eurl=http://www.google.com/reader/view/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xytSsbJusVg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Freader%2Fview%2F http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLSSPKSB7N8&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKOR4C250aI&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xytSsbJusVg&feature=fvw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBEIHjfjIag Read full article »

More on consequences of global climate change

After you've written about briefly about your four countries I'd like you to read the remaining articles in the booklet I provided higlighting key points. Now look at these reports:- http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/Library/nationalassessment/4IntroD.pdf http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14447171 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090820082101.htm Questions 1. The impact of climate change on the USA will be fundamentally about water. Discuss 2. Why will poorer countries suffer disproportionally by global climate change? 3. How will climate change affect food prices and Read full article »

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Guardian

Great newspaper resource