TERMS FOR THESE NOTES:
Urbanisation - more people moving to big cities and towns
Industrialisation - the move between man-made to machinery
Smog - a thick and heavy mix between smoke and fog, caused by pollution
LEDC - Less Economically Developed Country, e.g. Ethiopia
MEDC - More Economically Developed Country, e.g. Britain
Biodiversity - a variety of species found in a particular area, e.g. the rainforest
Honey pot - somewhere of intense beauty and a busy spot for tourism
How do urbanisation and industrialisation increase pollution?
- Countries developing, people need more energy
- More factories built, which produce more pollution
- Urbanisation = more houses built, destroying wildlife
- As people move to cities, can't do environmentally friendly things
- Recycling & not using cars is harder
- Growing your own food is harder
How do the air, water and land become polluted?
- Land polluted by radioactive waste
- Drigg, Cumbria - £75m in compensation for radioactive waste storage
- Could damage health of local residents
- Land fills produce methane, which pollutes the air.
- Rubbish & sewage tipped into water, can pollute and make harmful
- 4bil. tonnes of factory waste poured into Yellow River, China, every year, making Shandong "cancer capital of the world" from pollution
- Main cause of air pollution is fossil fuel burning
- In Mexico City, Mexico, smog can cause pollution
- Harmful gases destroy Ozone layer, letting in UV rays
How does pollution affect human life?
- In China, 750,000…