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Atmosphere and change

AIM: Describe the functioning of the atmospheric system in terms of the energy balance between solar and longwave radiation.
NASA video:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/PlanetEarthScience/GlobalWarming/GW_Movie2.php
Atmospheric System

Further Reading:
Planet Geography: Pages 100-104
IB Study Guide: 32-33

AIM: Explain the changes in this balance due to external forcings (changes in solar radiation, changes in the albedo of the atmosphere and changes in the longwave radiation returned to space).
Atmospheric System
Further Reading:
Planet Geography: Pages 100-104
IB Study Guide: 32-33

AIM: Discuss the causes (human and natural) and environmental consequences of global climate change.

Causes
CHAPTER 7: Introduction to the Atmosphere (VPN or proxy)


Consequences
UNFCC Report

Further Reading:
Planet Geography pages 104-113


Soil and change

AIM: Explain the causes of soil degradation. Discuss the environmental and socio-economic consequences of this process, together with management strategies.

Case Study: Loess Plateau



China Green - the lessons of the loess plateau
New Agriculturist - The Loess Plateau: from China's sorrow to Earth's hope
Sustainable Development Success Stories - Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project

The World Bank - Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project
Loess Plateau


Further Reading:
Planet Geography: Pages 116-120
IB Study Guide: 34-35

Water and change

AIM: 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.

Revise using:
Gabe's Water Tasks
Water tasks
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geographyalltheway Tasks





Biodiversity and change

AIM: Explain the concept and importance of biodiversity in tropical rainforests. Examine the causes and consequences of reduced biodiversity in this biome.

Madagascar-->


Borneo -->
Boreno
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Sustainability and the environment

Define the concept of environmental sustainability. Evaluate a management strategy at a local or national
scale designed to achieve environmental sustainability.






Revision

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