A large, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday 26th. It was a quite a shallow earthquake (near to the surface) which meant more of the force affected surface geology and buildings.
This is a devastatingly large earthquake for a very poor country which lacks the infrastructure to deal with major hazards such as this. This is the link to the CIA world factbook page for Nepal. Think about how the lack of hospitals and services will hamper the relief effort.
Due to the geology of the area, landslides and liquefaction may have occires. Prof Dave Petley has a very informative blog post on the quake.
These are just some of the scenes of devastation
Climbers and mountaineers who were on Everest looking to climb the world’s highest mountain have also been affected with at least 17 dead.
ALL past papers for Unit 1 and 2 can be found here. Write your essays, hand them in for marking….
Link to lessons resources and revision materials for Unit 1 – globalisation
Link to lesson resources and revision materials for Unit 2. – rebranding
Here is the link to an outline of Low Sizergh Barn. Use it with other sources to produce a revision summary of the ways in which rural areas can diversify.
This link takes you to a summary of rural rebranding strategies.
Section A question in for Thursday, the research above in for Friday.
*The teririble statistics of migration that aren’t being mentioned in the election
*Your smartphone could help inform emergency services the moment an earthquake strikes.
*Useful for year 13 energy – debate on fracking featured on Channel 4 news.
Very relevant for the rural rebranding work: an article about how the Eden Valley, around Penrith and the Borders, has many issues unique to its remote location that are just not addressed in a General Election.
A good piece from Paul Mason, Economics Editor at Channel 4 news, on the changes affecting jobs due to technology and Globalisation. It has Blackpool in!
*The chickens are restless – turns out that animals may well be able to tell if an earthquake is about to occur.
*One to make you think….about migration
*This is a very interesting infographic on the growth of urban areas in South Asia. Links in well with the Globalisation work on world and mega cities.