The University of Edinburgh’s School of GeoSciences Open day. Monday 8th December
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Departments have an open day for prospective students. Details in the letter below. See Mr Monteith if you would like further information.
*An Economist opinion piece on the damage immigration restrictions could be doing to the UK’s reputation with highly skilled Indian migrants.
*Migration TO the UK increased to 260,000 in the year to June. The Prime Minister wanted to keep the figure below 100,000 by 2015, this could prove difficult.
*The price of oil keeps on falling. The reason? Well globalization is partly to blame. Useful article for year 13!
*Turns out that they kept the undamaged reactors in Chernobyl running well into the 90’s , but as this video shows it is going to take a long time to make safe reactor number 4 which exploded in 1986.
The Economist on how North America’s energy revolution in shale oil and gas will impact emerging and developed economies in Asia.
Compare the previous article with this one from Foreign Policy. Same topic, but there is a far more pessimistic outlook that focuses on the impact of having too much LNG.
This article identifies the energy demand of the G20 countries and projected increases. The focus is on the projected growth of energy demand in emerging economies. Good links to the globalisation and superpowers topics. It’s a two page Pdf doc.
*Modern slavery affects more than 35 million people, report finds
*People in LICs and MICs are storing their cash in anything but banks. Why?
*Video of the week. The UK’s airspace is a busy place. Just how busy is shown by this graphic showing the movement of every plane over the UK. The RAF fighter jet trails are particularly impressive!
Details of the research task to be completed and handed in on Wednesday 26th November.
Using the sources in your pack and from your own independent research produce a report to illustrate the following:
Demand for energy is growing globally, and at regional and local scales, especially in developed and emergent economies such as India and China.
All data, information etc must be cited and you must use a variety of sources ranging from TV, news articles, web sites, magazines. Include infographics and graphs of energy use in your report.
- P17-23 in Parrot
- P12-26 in green Edexcel A2
Some websites to get you started:
Email me any other useful nuggets of energy you find and I will share them on the blog
This is a good science blog on glaciation that is worth following. Click on the link above. The information below is taken from the most recent blog entitled ‘Mapping the world’s glaciers’
There are 198,000 glaciers, (or about 400, 000 if you include those smaller than 0.1km2) according to the Randolph Glacier Inventory.
Together, these glaciers cover 726,000 km2. The region with the most ice is the Antarctic and Subantarctic, with 132,900 km2, closely followed by Arctic Canada North (104,900 km2)….. Glaciers cover 0.5% of the Earth’s land surface
This map shows the global distribution of glaciers. The diameter of the circle shows the area covered. The area covered by tidewater glaciers is shown in blue. The number refers to the RGI region. source.
A reminder that I am expecting to see presentations from each group on Vodafone and it’s characteristics as a TNC in tomorrow’s lesson, period 1.
Please bring presentations on a pen drive or email to me: Amo@ the usual Ulverston address.