Geography links for the week ending 24th May

1. Conservation contrasts: the Lake District begins its formal bid for World Heritage status, whilst on the same day an EU report highlights the decline of the UK’s biodiversity.

2. India is set to become the world’s largest country in terms of population size by 2020. A lot needs to happen to it’s economy before then

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3. China is looking to rapidly expand the number of nuclear power stations in the country, but are they prepared for a Fukushima type accident?

Year 13 – TED talk on China and USA relations. For unit 3 superpowers

Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, evaluates the impending geopolitical tensions between China and the USA and discusses possible options to reduce future threats and conflict.

A very useful 15 minute clip which will build on your knowledge of emerging powers and potential future conflicts which is part of the superpowers module.