Geography terms

what is meant by the term 'carbon footprint'?
the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organisation, community or country.
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what is meant by the term 'throwaway society'?
An ideology commonly found in HICs where as soon as we get bored of a product, or a new version of it comes out, we throw it away, instead of recycling or reusing it.
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what is meant by the term 'urban sprawl'?
a large or massive city.
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what is meant by the term 'counter urbanisation'?
The movement of people out of towns and cities to live in rural areas.
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what is meant by the term 'slumping'?
Where soil saturated with water, possibly after heavy rainfall, on a slope falls down and moves from its original place.
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what is meant by the term 'rural depopulation'?
the migration of people out of rural areas
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what is meant by the term 'brownfield site'?
An area that has already been built on.
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what is meant by the term 'greenfield site'?
An area that has not been already built on.
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what is meant by the term 'green belt', in connection to greenfield sites?
An area of land that is protected around an urban sprawl.
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what is meant by the term 'renewal', in connection with green/brownfield sites?
renovating or improving an already standing building.
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what is meant by the term 'redevelopment', in connection with green/brownfield sites?
knocking down a building and starting again on the same land.
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what is meant by the term 'primary sector'?
Jobs that involve the extraction of resources.
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what is meant by the term' secondary sector'?
Jobs that involve making materials using the raw materials provided by the primary sector.
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what is meant by the term 'tertiary sector'?
Jobs that involve providing a service.
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what is meant by the term 'rural de-industrialisation'?
Factories shutting down in the countryside.
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what is meant by the term 'enhanced greenhouse gas effect'?
The strengthening of the greenhouse gas effect through human activity. This means the earth gets warmer (global warming).
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what is meant by the term 'greenhouse effect'?
The earth's atmosphere traps solar radiation caused by greenhouse gases such as CO2, water vapour and methane. This then allows sunlight to pass through it, but absorbs heat radiation back from the earth's surface, making it warm enough to live on.
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what is meant by the term 'Think global act local'?
If everyone pitches in then it will globally effect us all. This will help reduce global issues.
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what is meant by the term 'unsustainable'?
A non-maintainable way of living that is bad socially, economically and environmentally.
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what is meant by the term 'sustainable'?
A maintainable way of living that is good environmentally, socially and economically.
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what is meant by the term 'domestic waste'?
household waste.
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what is meant by the term 'industrial waste'?
waste produced by power plants or companies.
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what is meant by the term 'push factors'?
Factors that effect a person and 'push' them out of the place they live.
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what is meant by the term 'pull factors'?
Factors that effect a person and 'pull' them into living into a different area.
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what is meant by the term 'convergent plate boundary'?
Two plates moving towards one another.
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what is meant by the term 'divergent plate boundary'?
Two plates moving away from each other.
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what is meant by the term 'transform plate boundary'?
Two plates moving along side one another.
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what is meant by the term 'non-renewable'?
The resource cannot be reused once it has been used once.
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what is meant by the term 'renewable'?
The resource can be reused.
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what is meant by the term 'primary footprint'?
Things you do directly that increases your carbon footprint e.g. turning on a light.
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what is meant by the term secondary footprint'?
Things you do indirectly that increase your carbon footprint e.g. eating food that has been transported a long distance.
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An ideology commonly found in HICs where as soon as we get bored of a product, or a new version of it comes out, we throw it away, instead of recycling or reusing it.

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what is meant by the term 'throwaway society'?

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The movement of people out of towns and cities to live in rural areas.

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Where soil saturated with water, possibly after heavy rainfall, on a slope falls down and moves from its original place.

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