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Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

Via Kathy Bosiak, Lorraine Chaffer
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Year 8 Geog - Climate Change

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Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas: If All The Ice Melted | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

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Brian Hammerstix's curator insight, November 23, 2013 7:29 PM

#stopburningfossilfuels or #goodbyeflorida

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:15 PM

Aside from the mass devastation i think it would be pretty cool of all the ice melted. As the interactive map shows there would be in inland sea in australia which i can turn into the AUs great lakes. Also imagine the possiblility of being able to take a vacation to antartica and not having to dress for absurdly negative tempatures, all the undiscovered land and preservated fossils. It would be a interestling link to the past that only in the future we could experience.

Mrs. Karnowski-Simul's curator insight, August 27, 2014 7:20 AM

Would Belgium be covered in water if all the ice melted?

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UN official 'talking out of her hat' on bushfires and climate change, says Tony Abbott | smh.com.au

UN official 'talking out of her hat' on bushfires and climate change, says Tony Abbott | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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Climate change discussion

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Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design

Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it

Global warming poses a real threat to cities, but planners in the Danish capital are taking visionary steps to ensure its resilience – and success – as far ahead as 2100.

 

Visualise the world in 2050: convex streets that collect water from superstorms and pocket parks that absorb heat and can be turned into reservoirs. Welcome to Copenhagen, where planners are preparing the city for the effects of climate change several generations from now...


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Debunking the persistent myth that global warming stopped in 1998

Debunking the persistent myth that global warming stopped in 1998 | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
The latest climate change denial claim ahead of the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report is that global warming stopped in 1998.
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8 Geog - Climate Change (inc. good brief video explaining what the IPCC report is)           
IPCC = Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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World Vision Australia - Girl Rising

World Vision Australia - Girl Rising | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
World Vision is proud to partner with 10x10 to present Girl Rising, a new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
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8 Geog - Global Inequalities and Education

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Warmer climate will hit Volta river levels | Climate News Network

Warmer climate will hit Volta river levels | Climate News Network | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it

Plans to boost food and energy production in one of West Africa’s most rapidly populating regions are likely to be put in jeopardy by water shortages brought about by rising temperatures, falling rainfall and increased evaporation, says a new report.

 

The Volta River is one of Africa’s main waterways. More than 24 million people in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali and Togo depend on the river and its tributaries for water.  The output of hydro-electric plants on the river is also a key element in providing power for irrigation systems and for driving the region’s industrial growth.

 

The study, The Water Resource Implications of Changing Climate in the Volta River Basin by the International Water Management Institute and partner organisations, says there are indications that temperatures will rise by up to 3.6°C in the Volta River Basin over the next century – leading to significant water loss due to evaporation – while rainfall in the region could drop by 20%.

 

As a result water flows in the Volta and its tributaries could fall by 45%, “depriving the basin of water that countries are counting on to drive turbines and feed farms” says the study.

 

It says the decrease in water flows means that by 2100 hydro-electric power supplies on the Volta will fall – even with the addition of a number of new hydro-electric projects.

 

The Volta Basin is home to the massive Akosombo Dam, which has created Lake Volta, the world’s largest man-made lake by surface area and the world’s fourth largest reservoir in terms of volume. Next year the Bui Dam, a collaboration between Ghanaian and Chinese consortia, is due to come on stream, producing 400 MW for Ghana’s power grid.

 

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Seas may be rising faster than predicted: scientists | smh.com.au

Seas may be rising faster than predicted: scientists | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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8 Geog - Climate Change

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NatGeo Feature: Megacities

NatGeo Feature: Megacities | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it

"By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores São Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, Nigeria; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hyderabad, India."


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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:52 AM

Cities are attractive places to live. They host local entertainment, culture and are very lively.But with the increasing number of city dewellers in years to come i can see people easily forgetting their roots. This can also become a massive enviromental problems if citys start to expolde in numbers but the cities resources remain stagnet. Imagine a city like LA doubling in numbers the water supply in surrounding areas would be erraticacted.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:23 PM

Urbanization is the now. It is the up and coming world. That statistic is easily going to be correct in 2030. None the less, the world is conforming to its popular places. Where do you go when you need to shop, or to have a meeting? The city of course. Cities will take over the world and one day, no one will live in rural areas because there might not be any to even live in.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:07 PM

As Bangkok, Thailand is slotted to be one of the up an coming biggest cities in the world it puts Thailand on the map.  People see that the clothes they wear were made in Thailand and we think of a sweatshop in a far east country where children are laboring away for long hours making little money.  Although this was true in the past, we see now that it isn't like that.   These cities are where a lot of people are crammed together and live, yes, but also full of people who are looking forward to a better life.  These people have hope in the future of the city that they live in and are ready to invest in the future.  When comes the time that a majority of people will live in cities these cities such as Bangkok will already be developed and thriving, a major plus for the people already living and working here. 

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Sydney's red October brings unprecedented weather | smh.com.au

Sydney's red October brings unprecedented weather | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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Climate change dicussion

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A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

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Columbia Glacier Retreat (scroll down) is a good example for climate change topic (=evidence)

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Byron Northmore's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:00 AM

CD 4: The human causes and effects of landscape degradation

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Climate scientists want urgent action

Climate scientists want urgent action | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
On the eve of the next major United Nations assessment of climate change, senior Australian scientists have said the world needs to increase its ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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8 Geog - Climate Change

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Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted

Rising Seas - Interactive: If All The Ice Melted | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Explore the world’s new coastlines if sea level rises 216 feet.

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Year 8 Geog - Climate Change

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Abbott shuts down Climate Commission | smh.com.au

Abbott shuts down Climate Commission | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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Ice sheets melting faster, claims leaked report | smh.com.au

Ice sheets melting faster, claims leaked report | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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UN climate report turns to purple to highlight risks | smh.com.au

UN climate report turns to purple to highlight risks | smh.com.au | Year 8 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
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