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Restless Earth Facts Further information
Case Studies

Composite/strato Erupted 1991 Original death toll was 350 people but
volcano ­ Mount Largest eruption in 50 years ­ after secondary affects this increased to
produced 10km2 of eruption 800 people. 20, 000 people who had
Pinatubo (LEDC)
material lived there were displaced,…

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Earthquake (LEDC) - Earthquake struck 12th January Red cross and several other
Haiti 2010 non-government organisations
7.0 magnitude immediately dispatched help to Haiti.
Death count at least 220, 000 Camps were set up to protect and help
those affected by the earthquake.
At least 1.5million people
America gave some money.…

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Countries letting USA China and India are both developing
off a lot of C02 China countries whose carbon emissions have
India increased vastly.

Future of MEDC Risk of flooding increased Climate change will have huge impacts
with climate Droughts may occur in areas on the economy, people and the
Increased…

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Battle for the Facts Further information
Biosphere Case
Studies
Goods ­ Amazon Foods ­ fruit, nuts, meat These are all necessities to our way of
Rainforest Materials - Rubber, timbre, fuel living as we need these resources.
wood

Services ­ Climate Regulation These aren't things we can physically
Amazon (atmospheric…

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Climate change - East Anglia flooded The biome of the UK will change
UK Droughts dramatically as different plants and
Changes in biodiversity animals will be able to live there.

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Water World Facts Further information
Case Studies
Rising demand Rainfall becomes insufficient as there are
because of too many people who need the water
and there is not enough from the rainfall.
population
increase ­
Australia/Sahel
Chemical waste - Contains dangerous levels of This is often discharged by factories. It…

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year, Chongqing a major port,
regulates flood control and is
good for recreational use.

Small scale Allows farmers to use Niger is one of the Worlds least
management ­ more water and get a developed countries so non-government
Niger (Handrill greater yield of crops, its organisations such as Wateraid set…

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Rapid coastal Dominant waves come from Rates of erosion are the fastest in
retreat - northeast across the North sea Europe at about 2m per year. Because
Holderness (long fetch) of this it has lots of coastal defences
Rocks are weak boulder clay such as a sea wall, groynes and…

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Extreme Facts Further information
Climates (Hot
arid) Case
Studies
Adapted plant - Stems to store water Plants in hot arid regions such as the Sa
Cacti Widespread root system / deep roots desert must be able to get water to sur
Spines minimise surface area so less which can be…

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Action to protect Global: Charity work:
extreme 1997 Kyoto summit tried to reach an EFZ, charity works in Zambia. T
environments agreement on cutting greenhouse locals conservation farming
gases. USA didn't sign and China & India methods.
weren't set targets. Non government organisation
The Copenhagen conference in 2008 Oxfam, project…

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