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Environmental Geography- An Intro

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Environmental Geography- An Intro

  1. 1. Introduction to environmental geography <ul><li>Why do you think these surfers are wearing gas masks? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think this has to do with today’s lesson? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introduction to environmental geography
  3. 3. Mr Melson
  4. 4. Introduction to environmental geography <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what the environment is. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand how our actions can damage the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider what changes we can make to decrease our impact on the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think would be a good definition of the “environment”? </li></ul><ul><li>Between pairs, you have 1 minute to come up with your own definition </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment <ul><li>The environment is the natural world that surround us, including air, water, land and organisms of the earth. It consists of both living and non-living things. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sulphur Dioxide from traffic fumes reacts with and corrodes stone buildings ?
  7. 7. ? Plastic carrier bags can take up to 1,000 years to decay and kill more than 100,000 sea mammals each year!!
  8. 8. ? Burning fossil fuels leads to higher levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which causes global temperatures to rise (global warming), which can destroy habitats
  9. 9. ? <ul><li>Over 70% UK electricity is from burning coal & gas. </li></ul><ul><li>CO2 is released, which causes global temperatures to rise. </li></ul><ul><li>World’s oceans absorb heat and expand, causing sea levels to rise= flooding!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Your daily lives depend on crude oil, drilled out of the land and sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Crude oil is running out. </li></ul><ul><li>Drilling for oil can harm the environment! </li></ul>?
  11. 11. ? An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed every second (according to UN), for many reasons including to make paper for books!
  12. 12. Our actions have environmental consequences. Which of these are causes and which are effects of damage to the environment? Chop down rainforests for furniture and paper Leaving the tap running whilst we brush our teeth Some bird species will become extinct People are using more water for personal use Leaving lights on, TVs and DVD players on standby Water supplies are poisoned by leaking chemicals and sewage 10 million people die each year from dirty water diseases Going on holiday to lovely places by aeroplane Sea animals and birds swallow oil and are poisoned Rare rainforest plants and animals lost The price of oil will increase and everything will be more expensive Acid rain destroys buildings and forests Land at the coast would be at greater risk from flooding Travelling everywhere in our cars People working for oil companies get paid more money CAUSE EFFECT
  13. 13. Our actions have environmental consequences. Which of these are causes and which are effects of damage to the environment? Chop down rainforests for furniture and paper Leaving the tap running whilst we brush our teeth Some bird species will become extinct People are using more water for personal use Leaving lights on, TVs and DVD players on standby Water supplies are poisoned by leaking chemicals and sewage 10 million people die each year from dirty water diseases Going on holiday to lovely places by aeroplane Sea animals and birds swallow oil and are poisoned Rare rainforest plants and animals lost The price of oil will increase and everything will be more expensive Acid rain destroys buildings and forests Land at the coast would be at greater risk from flooding Travelling everywhere in our cars People working for oil companies get paid more money CAUSE EFFECT
  14. 14. The image shows us a kitchen that isn’t very energy efficient. In pairs, identify and explain the ways that energy is being wasted here
  15. 16. How to Prevent Environmental Damage… <ul><li>Read the environmental problems sheet and think how you could repair the damage caused by each, as well as preventing it in the first place </li></ul>
  16. 17. To Finish <ul><li>The council is going to give all people in Bath a leaflet on how to be environmentally friendly, and wants your advice... </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your top 5 pieces of advice to prevent damage to the environment (save energy, reduce pollution, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>You can only have 5! </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what each one will protect or prevent! </li></ul>
  17. 18. Match up the correct term to its meaning.. <ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Non-renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul>Natural materials that are used by humans to meet their needs. When humans damage or destroy parts of the environment. Resources that can be used over and over again Resources that can only be used once. When they are gone, they cannot be replaced When resources are used carefully and the environment is protected. 1 2 3 4 5
  18. 19. The Environment
  19. 26. Our actions have consequences somewhere in the world. Which of these are causes and which are effects? Deforestation (chopping down) of rainforests Sea levels rise because of melting ice-caps Some bird species will become extinct More exotic species make their home in the UK Leaving our TVs and DVD players on standby Cow’s farting which releases lots of methane Loss of freshwater supplies from our reservoirs Going on holiday to lovely places by aeroplane More extreme weather here in the UK Swarms of lots of different insects would occur Vineyards and olive groves would flourish Land would be at greater risk from flooding Land at the coast would be lost to the sea Travelling everywhere in our cars More open air cafes from hotter summer temps. CAUSE EFFECT
  20. 29. When you have finished, put your chair under your table and jog on the spot !

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