Geography - Climate Change.

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What is Climate Change?
The changes in the Earth's climate patterns.
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What is weather?
Weather is the day-to-day experience of temperature, wind, rainfall, sunshine etc.
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What is climate?
Climate is about taking weather readings over long periods of time and then working out averages, patterns and trends.
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What is the case study for climate change?
Tuvalu.
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What is the population of Tuvalu?
About 10,000.
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What is the soil like in Tuvalu?
Very rich and fertile - good for agriculture.
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How much is the sea level rising per year in Tuvalu?
5mm per year.
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Where is Tuvalu?
In the South Pacific.
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What is the relief of Tuvalu like?
Flat and low-lying, nowhere is more than 5m above sea-level.
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What is the geology of Tuvalu like?
Made from coral atolls not solid rock, it is a living organism.
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What is the climate of Tuvalu like?
Tropical and hot with monsoon starting around Jan/Feb time.
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Give some positive factors of climate change in the UK.
Length of growing season increases, plants and shrubs will grow in Northern areas,Vines,Maize,Oranges and Peaches will be able to grow in Southern England,Increase of potatoes,tomatoes etc can grow,more tourism, trees grow on higher hillsides
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Give some disadvantages of climate change in the UK.
Higher risk of forest fires,sea defences have to be made costing about £10 billion,some farmland lost,small marshes lost,decrease of Winter sports due to insufficient snow in North,arctic plants face extinction,many coastal flood, increased disease
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How can technology be used to reduce the impact of climate change?
Cooling London underground,reduce size of packaging and make recyclable,better sea defences,bedside housing, biofuel in cars, renewable energy used, reduce deforestation, encourage algae growth.
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How can lifestyle changes reduce the impact of climate change?
Keep lawns to absorb rainwater, solar panels, install insulation, turn off appliances, use car less and use public transport/walk, recycle, increase insurance pricing.
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