*The most dangerous building in Europe is a short journey north of Ulverston.
*The world and wealth explained in 60 seconds
*Immigration is likely to be a key issue in the run up to the general election. At least we get the right ‘type’ of migrant – young and keen to work
*A group of MP’s have called for fracking to be band. The Government plans to go ahead in harnessing this unconventional energy source below our feet.
This link will take you to a Guardian article on worker exploitation in LICs and MICs and ties in with the work we have been doing on the moral and social impacts of Globalisation.
This link is a Word document containing all of the Globalisation Section B exam questions from 2009 – 2013.
– Oil prices are STILL falling. Here is an explanation of why, how will it affect you? If the graph below is correct, has the link between economic growth and oil consumption been severed?
– Anti immigration support isn’t just limited to UKIP in the UK, a right wing German group is also gaining support.
2014 was the warmest year on record for the UK, and the warmest going back to records from 1619.
– If we are to avoid significant climate change we are going to have to leave a lot of oil and gas in the ground and not burn it
We are looking at the positives and negatives of the many facets of globalisation this week.
I would strongly suggest that you take an hour out sometime this week to watch the BBC programme ‘The super rich and us’
It touches on many of the arguments we have already looked at regarding inequality, such as how the wealth of the top 1% has increased significantly whilst the remaining 99% have seen a decline in wealth. It focuses on the UK and London in particular.
Remember that ALL of the previous past exam papers AND mark schemes are available through the course information page link on the blog homepage.
In preparation for the mocks, I suggest you look through both section A and B questions and practice those exam questions you feel least secure with.
*HAVE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS! *
This includes you Josh!
Your two essay questions and the resource:
You need to complete the two case studies that you started in class on:
1.Trans Alaskan gas pipeline
2.Middle Eastern Supplies
What to include:
- Location maps of energy sources
- Supply pathways
- How the infrastructure has developed
- Key facts – how much they transport per year and to who
- Have there been any political issues? – switching off gas supplies, war
- What have been the impacts of the above? – prices, economy, political relationships
Use the notes from Mr Mitchell’s management unit 4 course to help with Trans Alaska pipeline as well as the FT article I gave you on energy insecurity and governance issues in the Arctic.
The article on the Middle East that will help your second case study can be found in the Google Drive link here. It is from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
* 2014 is shaping up to be the warmest year, around the world and the UK, on record. It was also very wet for the UK. Here is the climate detail from the Met Office that you need to know. The graph below is from the article link above. Note the number of years from the 21st Century that make the top ten hottest years on record.
*The UK was hit by a ‘weather bomb’ or explosive cyclogenesis to give it its full name. It’s basically a strong storm.
*I bang on about this every week, but for Year 13 it’s particularly relevant: Why the price of oil is falling . This is a useful link for your OPEC homework!
*Video of the week: skiing, base jumping and an avalanche thrown in for good measure.
For Tuesday, 16th December:
- BRIEF history of Los Angeles development as a global city.
- REASONS for development – Economic, political, physical (location)?
- Brief outline of current and past development data e.g population growth, average wages, life expectancy. Inequality data?
- PULL factors to LA from USA and rest of the world.
Consider, also, the push factors away from the city to the suburbs and smaller surrounding towns:
Why LA is a global city
Details on quality of life, economic development and crime statistics in LA.
One residents view of life in LA
Use the Mumbai case study you completed in class as a guide.