Economic activity and the environment deepwater horizon
How can Economic Activity affect the environment? Case study – Deepwater HorizonLearning Aims (completed next lesson)All to understand different ways that industry can affect theenvironment using the oil industry as an exampleMost to be able to extend this into short and longer term impactsSome to be able to balance these impacts with the need fordevelopment
Your taskOver the course of this lesson, watch and make notes from the BBC Horizon Documentary, “The Deepwater Disaster”. Your notes must cover information on the following points:• Background info on the disaster – when, where, how much, how long etc. Include facts and figures here, specifics.• Different areas of the environment affected – land, sea, air• Short and long term effects – what happened in the immediate aftermath and what the longer term effects might beYour follow up task next lesson will be to write a report on the environmental impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster
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