Unit 8 Extreme Environments

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What is it like to live in the Australian Outback?
Summertime temperatures +40 degrees, Rain rare, Soil thin and infertile, Isolated, After Antarctica, Australia is the worlds driest continent
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Suggest 3 reasons why an increase in tourism may damage the culture of people living in an extreme climate?
Aboriginal culture exploited for entertainment, People come for the experience rather than to learn about the Aborigines, Aborigines have no part i management of the tourist resort
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Describe one way in which people living in an extreme climate have adapted to this environment?
The aborigines feed themselves by hunting for food such as grubs, seeds e.g wattle seeds, sandalwood seeds nuts and fruit e.g bush tomatoes, desert limes, native peaches, bush bananas, also meat e.g kangaroo, crocodile
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Use names examples, explain the local actions which have been taken to help achieve sustainability in extreme enviroments?
SIGUIN VOUSSE AFRICAL, SAHEL -1979 Oxfam project - farmers encouraged to build diguettes - a line of stones arcross land - slow rainwater and lets it soak in - trap soil and decrease soil erosion - success - families can feed themselves, cheap soluti
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Using examples, describe how people cope with living in extreme climates?
Farmers have dams and reservoirs to store water for cattle and sheep to drink, Boreholes used to tap underground water (aquifers beneath the ground are rocks that store water) Some people work as miners, Need allot of air conditioning - very humid
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Describe how the culture and values of people living in extreme climates can be considered unique?
They hunt and gather to eat food, create condition for insects like grubs to produce food, Use fire to drive animals out so they can be hunted, raft based on hunting (boomerangs) or music (didgeridoos) Customs and stories never written down
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