Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
REVISION GUIDE.

Key ideas used to set exam questions on environmental
issues:

· Culture and beliefs influence the ways in which individuals, groups and societies
perceive and exploit natural resources.

· Problems can arise from the different ways in which people want to use their
environment.

· Environmental…

Page 2

Preview of page 2
KEY WORDS

Eco system: A range of plant and animal species which together form a
natural environment

Sustainable: An activity which can be carried out without permanently
harming the environment eg using wind power or re planting forests are
both forms of sustainable development.

Un-sustainable: An activity which harms the…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
DEALING WITH QUESTIONS ON RESOURCE USE AND CAUSES AND
AFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION:


Generation of
electricity
from burning
coal/gas/oil




Causes of air
pollution.




Oil/gas central Cars, lorries,
heating from road transport
people's etc.
homes.




Global
Warming
(Climate
change)




The Green Affects Acid Rain
house affect (Damages
(Process of of air…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
HOW THE `GREEN HOUSE AFFECT' WORKS TO RAISE GLOBAL
TEMPERATURES.




4

Page 5

Preview of page 5
5

Page 6

Preview of page 6
Affects of climate change:
· Melting polar icecaps causing rising sea levels

· Loss of some coastal land (a country like Bangladesh stands to lose up
to a third of its land area)

· Affects on farming around the world

· Food shortages due to failed crops

· Refugee problems…

Page 7

Preview of page 7
Use
alternative
transport
Reduce air (cycling, Use public
travel walking) transport
instead of cars
or `car share'




Buy locally Ways to Switch off
made products reduce equipment not
instead of ones Carbon being used eg.
transported a Dioxide TVs on
long way Emmissions `standby'



Change to Use energy
renewable saving…

Page 8

Preview of page 8
Wind
energy



Geo thermal Solar
energy (heat energy
taken from
the earth)

Forms of
renewable
energy


Bio fuels (eg Hydro
turning a crop electricity
into a vehicle (electricity
fuel like from fast
flowing water)
ethanol.)

Tidal/wave
energy




Tip: When asked about how people can reduce pollution/conserve
resources, there are two…

Page 9

Preview of page 9
Linking the Brazil rain forest/Kayapo Indian case
study to exam key ideas:




Key idea 1 · Culture and beliefs influence the ways in which
individuals, groups and societies perceive and exploit
natural resources.

Example

Traditional Kayapo Indians, who wish to survive by traditional methods, use
the rain forest environment for:…

Page 10

Preview of page 10
BOTH GROUPS SEE THE RAINFOREST ENVIRONMENT AS A NATURAL
RESOURCE, BUT IN DIFFERENT WAYS



Key Idea 2
· Problems can arise from the different ways in
which people want to use their environment.

Example

In the Brazilian rain forests, most economic activities by outside settlers
destroy or have a harmful…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Humanities resources:

See all Humanities resources »