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Natural floods, unnatural disasters - The Hill (blog)

Natural floods, unnatural disasters - The Hill (blog) | AS Geography | Scoop.it
Natural floods, unnatural disasters
The Hill (blog)
President Obama recently signed a controversial bill that will directly affect the safety of millions of Americans.
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Somerset floods: 'Is this area for people to live in or for animals?' - Telegraph

Somerset floods: 'Is this area for people to live in or for animals?' - Telegraph | AS Geography | Scoop.it
Victims of the Somerset floods fought for rivers to be dredged but that may not end their misery
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Floods: A question of competence?

Floods: A question of competence? | AS Geography | Scoop.it
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This sparks an interesting consideration of the relative importance of human and physical contributions to flooding impacts...is it the hazard, the vulnerability or the capacity to respond which is most to blame for the UK floods becoming a national 'disaster'? Bear in mind that this particular article is heavily weighted to consideration of the political landscape and political ramifications of the flooding but there is a lot of other evidence around to add to the debate.

 

This is what I would like you to do over the holidays. Gather evidence for all of the elements of the disaster risk equation and build an argument for which you think is most to blame.

 

And yes, it should be an essay. At least 2 sides typed. Clearly structured to show your argument. You may devise your own title but make sure it asks a question which meets the parameters of the task.

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Disarray over flood prevention plans

Disarray over flood prevention plans | AS Geography | Scoop.it
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Great article on soft flood defences and the controversy surrounding their implementation in the UK.

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Great article on soft flood defences and the controversy surrounding their implementation in the UK.

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Climate Change Hurts Deserts, Too - OZY

Climate Change Hurts Deserts, Too - OZY | AS Geography | Scoop.it
Climate Change Hurts Deserts, Too
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Far from barren, deserts and drylands sustain a surprising variety of animal species, as well as human life — but not for long, if global temperatures continue to rise.
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Environment Agency - What is being done to reduce and manage flood risk?

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Environment Agency Flood management pages...worth a look!

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Paul Thomas Saunders - Under Atacama Stars // Mahogany Session - YouTube

Paul Thomas Saunders performing Under Atacama Stars for Mahogany. Subscribe http://bit.ly/U5c6SP || Facebook http://bit.ly/ccU1vF Mahogany strives to deliver...
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A thematic song to revise to!

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A Billboard that Makes Clean Drinking Water

A Billboard that Makes Clean Drinking Water | AS Geography | Scoop.it
Peru's University of Engineering and Technology has designed a billboard that creates clean drinking water from atmospheric humidity.
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Fab article found by Ollie D....well done Ollie.

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Flooding experts say Britain will have to adapt to climate change – and fast

Flooding experts say Britain will have to adapt to climate change – and fast | AS Geography | Scoop.it
UK won't be able to defend everywhere against flooding and higher sea levels. So what does that mean for Somerset Levels?
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Featured news - Peat bog restoration work holds back water - University of Exeter

Featured news - Peat bog restoration work holds back water - University of Exeter | AS Geography | Scoop.it
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How do you stop flooding?

How do you stop flooding? | AS Geography | Scoop.it
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Excellent article shared by Sam - great work Sam. Chocolate bar to the best scoop of the week...

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UK floods: more than 100 people evacuated as river bursts banks ...

UK floods: more than 100 people evacuated as river bursts banks ... | AS Geography | Scoop.it
Residents are led out of homes in Dorset at 3am on Christmas morning as flooding forces hotels and pubs to close.
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Flood defences 'will be protected'

Flood defences 'will be protected' | AS Geography | Scoop.it
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Great article about Flood Defences in UK post winter storm

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