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Hazard hotspot-the Philippines

Causes:

  • East faces Pacific
  • Moutainous
  • Philippine and Eurasian-Desctuctive
Hazards:
  • Mt Pinatubo- 1991
  • Guinsagon landslide
  • Typhoon Haiyan-2013, C5, after 7.5 earthquake, 1/2m killed
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Hazard hotspot- California

Causes:

  • San Andreas fault-conservative
  • El Nino

Hazards:

  • Northridge earthquake- 1994, LA, 6.7, 57 died
  • earthquake lead to Landslide
  • Flooding
  • Droughts
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Impacts of Global warming- Artic

8 countries- Faye Iced a Cake Using Neat Green Stripes

Environmental:

  • 50% ice melt by 2100- albedo feedback effect
  • Permafrost 40%
  • Tree line retreatig north 

Ecological:

  • UV kills phytoplankton- negative multiplier effect
  • Spruce bark beetle-invasive

Social:

  • Inuits lose hunting culture
  • longer growing season-commercial advantages
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Impacts of Global warming- Africa

55 countries-2/3 amoung poorest

Impacts:

  • Water shortage- conflict
  • Spread of disease-12.4m at risk of malaria
  • Deforestation for cash crops;
  • leads to desertification- more droughts;
  • less fertile soil-75% subsitent farmers
  • erratic weather
  • Some areas longer growing periods
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Migration-Poland to UK

Push factors:

  • 18.5 % unemployment
Pull factors:
  • 5.1% unemployment 
  • NHS
  • no IO's- EU borders 2004

Positives on UK:

  • fill manual labour jobs

On Poland:

  • 60% send money home 

Negative on Poland:

  • birth rate fallen-slow economic growth
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Migration- UK to Spain

Push factors:

  • overcrowding

Pull factors: retire to Spain

  • climate-10oc warmer
  • property prices lower

Positives on UK:

  • reduce affects of ageing pop
  • immigration/emmigration balance

On Spain:

  • jobs created
  • gret pound

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Migration- UK to Spain (cont)

Negatives on UK:

  • grey pound spent oversea
  • loss of childcare 

On Spain:

  • little integration 
  • for Brits-money runs out
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