From June 2011. Please complete for Friday.
This is a powerful, and emotional account of 4 survivors from a ship wreck in September who were part of an original group of 500 migrants trying to enter Europe from the Middle East by boat to escape war and persecution. 11 survived.
The report is 15 minutes long and provides a real insight into what drives people to make such a hazardous journey. It also provides a human element to individuals who we often refer to as simply ‘illegal’ migrants.
A very useful clip for the migration section of the globalisation module. The news report is called ‘Dying to get here’ and was aired on the evening edition of Channel 4 News on the 2nd December.
I mentioned in Mr Mitchell’s class that I will not be in for Wednesday’s lesson. In my absence:
This is the link to the UVHS Google Drive site which includes a Powerpoint on Energy Geopolitics and an Economist article on the link between Europe and Russia’s energy security.
I will go through the PPT in detail on Friday. But have a look through it and familiarize yourself with the details and maps. Some of the graphs/maps could be updated with more recent data. Can you find anything more recent?
Then read through the Economist article and answer the following questions. Bring these with you on Friday!
1. How is Europe vulnerable to any change to Russia’s supply of gas to the Ukraine?
2. Download the map above. Describe which countries are linked to Russia through existing pipelines. Using information from page 2, outline how many countries in Eastern Europe are dependent on this complicated gas connectivity.
3. What alternative countries or regions could Europe import gas from to by-pass Russia? (pages 3-4)
4. Could shale gas be exported from the USA to bolster Europe’s energy supply? (page 5)
5. In what ways could Europe and the USA use gas as ‘leverage’ against Russian aggression and use the natural resource as a geopolitical weapon against the country? (pages 6-7)
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