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GEOGRAPHY - CLIMATE CHANGE
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What were the impacts of previous climate change? ( Benefits )
Temperatures were apparently 1°C warmer than now. The Romans experienced a very warm period during the years 21 to 50AD. Egypt experienced exceptionally favourable conditions for cereal production and was known as the Roman Empire’s breadbasket.
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What were the impacts of previous climate change? ( Benefits )
Crops like wheat were able to grow in abundance. There was also evidence of floods near the river Nile indicating more consistent rainfall.
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What were the impacts of previous climate change? ( Costs )
10-20% of peasant farmers died of hunger Cattle and sheep had less hay to eat in winter so animals did not survive.
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What were the impacts of previous climate change? ( Costs )
More competition for resources Farmers changed the crops they grew from wheat to potatoes
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How might a developed country be affected by Global Warming? ( Costs )
Summer drought and water shortages, especially in the south = More illnesses e.g. sunstroke, skin cancer.Roads melt, railway lines buckle. Farmers change crops to those that need less water and more sun.
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How might a developed country be affected by Global Warming? ( Costs )
Extinctions of some plants and animals as it gets too hot. Scotland’s skiing resorts could be gone by 2050.More cases of tropical diseases like malaria.
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How might a developed country be affected by Global Warming? ( Benefits )
Winter heating costs and the costs of gritting the roads fall. Tourism increases – good for the economy. Fewer deaths in winter especially the elderly from the cold.
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How might a developed country be affected by Global Warming? ( Costs )
More EXTREME WEATHER => *Heat waves *Floods *Storms. Extreme weather is hard to predict and costly
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How might a developed country be affected by Global Warming? ( Costs )
SEA LEVEL rise => *Low lying coasts could flood *Greater erosion e.g. Holderness .Sea defences and flood barriers would cost £millions.
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