- A novel way to clean up plastics in the ocean. Video.
2. Year 12- a very good blog post outlining the strengths of the Lake District’s appeal for tourists. Lots of great pics, good for rebranding topic
3. A major energy industry lobby firm switches to support inclusion of renewables as a major part of UK energy policy.
4. Innovative use of reservoirs to generate power in UK
June 2012 – 4 (b) Using examples, outline the ways in which urban areas have re-imaged themselves to attract more visitors. (10)
Ensure you make reference to case studies from Manchester, Liverpool, London Olympics and Middlesbrough
As mentioned in the lesson today:
Listen in pop-out player
On Start the Week Andrew Marr looks ahead to a future dominated by automation, cyber security, the ‘sharing economy’ and advanced life sciences with the innovation expert Alec Ross, computer scientist Steve Furber and the journalist Paul Mason who predicts such changes heralding a post-capitalist world. But cutting-edge advances in robotics and computers will have a huge but uneven impact on working lives: while previous industrial revolutions affected blue collar workers, in the future traditionally middle class jobs will be under threat. The journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai focuses on the most marginalised sector of the white working class – the British far right
Remember you are investigating WHY the Lake District National Park area needs rebranding: Social, Economic, Demographic. Layout is up to you but I would like to see qualitative and quantitative data to back up your findings.
Document on rural deprivation in Cumbria
Would World Heritage Site status help rebrand the Lake District?
Use this population pyramid tool to compare population structure for areas in the Lake District (South Lakeland, Eden Valley etc) with the rest of the UK.
Index of Multiple Deprivation data for South Lakeland. You know how to use this now
- the USS Theodore Roosevelt – an excellent example of projecting power US style (video)
2. A really useful video for year 13 showing melting permafrost in action.
3. If you get the chance I thoroughly recommend watching Chasing Ice, documentary following a team capturing the impact of climate change on glaciers and ice sheets.
I am not in today for the lesson. I was going to focus on two case studies to fill in the gaps in your energy knowledge. In my absence I would like you to do the following:
- HAND IN YOUR ESSAYS TO MR MITCHELL.
2. You need to have an understanding of two case studies of new renewable energy sources that could replace fossil fuels. You need to include information on:
- Outline of the technology
- Estimated output of the technology.
- Evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the technology – are there any draw backs?
The Ouarzazate solar plant in Morocco. Research links to get you going below:
Solar GCC alliance
The Walney wind farm, including recent expansion:
Dong energy official website
NW Evening Mail
3. I would also like you to complete one essay from the superpowers module and one from the energy module over the half term to hand in on the first Wednesday back – 24th February. Link to the Edexcel past papers here.
- The floods have resulted in some businesses literally crumbling away.
2. World’s largest windfarm to be built off Yorkshire’s coast.
3. New rainforest growth locks away more co2.
4. V. Good example of a new type of solar thermal energy in Morocco. Video here.
Pic of the week
Jan 2011 – Question 4:
Study Figures 4a and 4b.
(a) Suggest how the photos provide evidence that this former industrial area has been rebranded (10)
Resource booklet can be found here.
For Monday 22nd February
The instructions for researching deprivation across Middlesbrough can be found here.
THERE IS A HOMEWORK TASK AT THE END
1. One for year 12 – is inequality inevitable?
2. Japan are building huge solar farms on reservoirs. Innovative or a step too far?
3. The World Health Organisation have declared the Zika virus threat a global emergency.
4. Iridescent cloud seen over Carnforth on Monday: