Syllabus linksGreat for looking at environmental change - an introductory example or as part of the option topic : marine environmentsGeoworld 10 NSWChapters 1 ( biodiversity loss) and Chapter 3 (Marine environments: proses see, change, management.)
The Coastal Risk Australia website has been developed to help communicate the risks of coastal flooding associated with sea level rise and storm surge. There is robust evidence that sea levels have risen as a result of climate change based on observations from tide gauges, paleo indicators and satellite measurements. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report found that over the last century global average sea level rose by 1.7 [1.5 to 1.9] mm per year. In recent years (between 1993 and 2010) this rate has increased to 3.2 [2.8 to 3.6] mm per year. The IPCC report finds that the rate of sea level rise over the last century is unusually high in the context of the last 2,000 years. Australia is a coastal society, 85 per cent of the population lives in the coastal region and it is of high economic, social and environmental value to the nation. Nearly 39,000 residential properties are located within 110 metres of soft, erodible shorelines. Exposure will increase as Australia's population grows. The impacts of sea level rise will be experienced mainly through its effect on extreme sea level events such as high tides and storm surges. Rising sea levels will increase the frequency or likelihood of extreme sea level events and resultant flooding.
How can planting a tree save an orangutan? That is the same question we asked our friends at Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) when we heard about their Tree Planting Project—and the answer will amaze you.
This series of images shows the extent of China’s pollution problems and the human toll of exponential growth on local communities in China’s vast and severely damaged northern region
Ghazlan Mandukai, 52, left, looks out over the vast, toxic tailings lake beyond the industrial city of Baotou, Inner Mongolia. He farmed in this area for 40 years until the influx of steel and rare earth metal factories rendered local lands infertile. Poisonous waste that results from refining rare earths is continually dumped into the Weikuang Dam, as seen here.
How much can one person change the environment? In the case of Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, enough to alter the course of a 100-mile river, the Kali Bein. The alteration made was not to the river’s physical direction but to the course of its life and its relationship to its surrounding inhabitants. The Kal
The recent news on the two separate human incidents with wild elephants that resulted in five people losing their lives in West Bengal, India, is just another reminder of the growing problem between man and elephant sharing the same space.
Lorraine Chaffer's insight:
Loss of biodiversity caused by increasing conflict with people
SCIENCE A phenomenon explaining why fertile coral reefs form in the oceanic abyss has finally been proved correct. (Geographical) Use our resources to better understand these oases in the ocean. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Geographical article suggests that long-held assumptions are correct…
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