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Flooding case study
Bangladesh 1998, 1300+ killed, 25 million homeless
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Cyclone case study
Haiyan Phillippines 2013, Tacloban 10,000 deaths
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Drought case study
Sahel Horn of Africa, 40% land suffers, 70% population exposed
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Landslide case study
2005 Kashmir, 1/3 of deaths were caused by the slide after the earthquake
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Volcano case study
Mount Pinatubo Phillippines 1991, 600 deaths, 100,000 homeless, 50,000 HA land lost
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Earthquake case study
Sichuan China 2008, Magnitude of 7.5, 70,000 deaths, 80% houses collapsed
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Key term: Asthenosphere
The upper layer of the earth's mantle, below the lithosphere.
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Key term: Lithosphere
The rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
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Key term: Climate change
A distinct change in measures of climate lasting for a long period of time.
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Long term evidence of climate change
Ice cores, Carbon dioxide levels, Pollen analysis
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Medium term evidence of climate change
Tree rings, Historical records
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Impact of climate change in the Arctic region: Natural systems
Vegetation shifts, Thawing of Permafrost, Increasing fires and inscets, Carbon cycle changes
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Impact of climate change in the Arctic region: Animal species
Polar bears struggle to survive, Marine species, northward species shift
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Impact of climate change in the Arctic region: Society
Changes in the way of life: Hunting, Food security, Transport, Agriculture, Resource exploitation
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Key term: Permafrost
A thick subsurface layer of soil that remains below freezing point throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.
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Key term: Indigenous people
The local tribe of people living in the arctic region.
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Key term: Eustatic change
Change in sea level due to change in the amount of water in the oceans.
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Key term: Isostatic change
Movement of land in response to loss or gain of mass.
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Rising sea levels case studies
Bangladesh, Egypt, The netherlands, Maldives, Pacific islands (eg. Kiribati)
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Landslide case study

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