Environmental Change

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degradation through raw material production
Identify the effects of agro-industrialization and changes in international production and consumption on the physical environment.

Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material. Examine the concept of food miles and the environmental consequences of increasing volumes of air freight.
the effects of transnational manufacturing and services
Discuss the reasons for and consequences of the relocation of polluting industries (such as some TNCs) and waste disposal (such as ICT, chemical, and nuclear waste) to countries with weaker environmental controls and safety regulations.
transboundary pollution
Describe one major pollution event affecting more than one country and analyse the consequences of and responses to this event.
Examine the growth of environmental awareness as a consequence of these global interactions.
Examine the role of one international civil society organization in fostering improved environmental management.
homogenization of landscapes
Explain the evolution of uniform urban landscapes; the effects of common commercial activity, structures, styles of construction and infrastructure.
8 hours

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Identify the effects of agro-industrialization and changes in international production and consumption on the physical environment.

Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material.

Examine the concept of food miles and the environmental consequences of increasing volumes of air freight.
Water Resources: Process and Management. Bishop and Prosser pages 173 to182
Discuss the reasons for and consequences of the relocation of polluting industries (such as some TNCs) and waste disposal (such as ICT, chemical, and nuclear waste) to countries with weaker environmental controls and safety regulations.
Waugh, An Integrated Approach, Third Edition: p.578-579, p.580-582
Describe one major pollution event affecting more than one country and analyse the consequences of and responses to this event.

Examine the growth of environmental awareness as a consequence of these global interactions.

Examine the role of one international civil society organization in fostering improved environmental management.
Water Resources: Process and Management. Bishop and Prosser pages 169 to 172
Explain the evolution of uniform urban landscapes; the effects of common commercial activity, structures, styles of construction and infrastructure.
8 hours
Planet Geography. Codrington. pages 702 to 713