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Rivers and Coasts - Holderness Coasts

  • 80000m^2 of farmland lost / year
  • Bridlington - 4.7km sea wall + groynes
  • Hornsea - rip rap + groynes
  • Withernsea - groynes + rip rap in front of sea wall due to storm in 92
  • Mappleton - £2m to protect against erosion and flooding (91)
  • Spurn Head - East = groynes + riprap , West = Humber Estuary
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Rivers and Coasts - Jurassic Coast

  • Dorset - Durdle Door
  • Chesile Beach - Tombolo
  • Lulworth Cove
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Rivers and Coasts - River Tees

  • Northen England
  • 137 km long
  • High Force waterfall (hard rock = whinstone) (22m)
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Rivers and Coasts - Boscastle

  • 2004
  • Cornwall
  • No deaths
  • 1000 people lost belongings
  • 6 inches in 6 hours
  • Tide
  • Silting of the river Valency
  • 70% of original vegetation gone since 1800
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Rivers and Coasts - Bangladesh

  • 2004
  • Snow Melt
  • Monsoon Season
  • Strom Surge
  • Urbanisation - Dhaka 7M
  • Rapid deforestation of Himalayas
  • Low GDP ($300) so protection is difficult to implement
  • 36m homeless
  • Damage of $2.2billion
  • 38% of land flooded
  • Loans
  • Bilateral Aid
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Population and Settlement - China O.C.P.

  • Introduced in 78
  • Sanctions like higher tax, no free education, pay cut
  • BR 2.63 > 1.61
  • 400m births prevented
  • Gender Imbalance
  • Aging Population
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Population and Settlement - Poland UK Migration

  • 3billion euros sent to poland
  • 19% Unemployed
  • 1/3 of avarage EU wage
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Population and Settlement - L.D.D.C

  • 22km^2
  • 120000 jobs
  • Enterprise Zone
  • DLR
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Population and Settlement - Curritiba

  • South Brazil
  • HDI 0.856
  • 2010 Global Sustainable City Award
  • Bus Rapid Transport- 27 million less car trips / year
  • BRT 30% less pollution / capita
  • Parks
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Population and Settlement - Bluewater

  • Out-Of-Town shopping centre, Kent
  • Cost £400m
  • 7000 people employed
  • 27m served / year
  • 1999, former chalk quarry
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Natural Hazards - Haiti

  • Magnitude of 7.0
  • 25km west of capital
  • 220000 dead
  • 30000 commercial buildings collapsed
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Caribbean + North Atlantic Plate
  • Conservative plate boundry
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Natural Hazards - New Zealand

  • 2011 Christ Church, 6.3 magnitude
  • 185 killed
  • Conservative
  • 6600 injured
  • $40b
  • 300 policce from Australia
  • 115 dead in CTV building
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Natural Hazards - Katrina

  • Damage $108b
  • 2005
  • 80% of New Orleans flooded
  • Water reached 10 km form beach
  • Luisiana Superdome 26000 people
  • 80% of residents evacuated
  • Seperate Levees for districts
  • 700 bodies recovered
  • 58000 national guard activated
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Natural Hazards - Aila

  • 2009 
  • Bangladesh, India
  • 50000 people evacuated
  • 330 deaths
  • $552m damage
  • India 2500 troops deployed
  • Water bourne disease affects 3000
  • Water purification tablets
  • Rice for food 2500 tonnes
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Natural Hazards - Australia Flood

  • Every 18 years
  • 1902 sheep population 106000000 to 54000000
  • Hosepipe ban
  • Expensive water
  • bottled water
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Natural Hazards - Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Mistreatment of Land
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