Patterns in Environmental Quality and Sustainability


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syllabus.pngSYLLABUS REQUIREMENTS
Atmosphere and change
Describe the functioning of the atmospheric system in terms of the energy balance between solar and longwave radiation. Explain the changes in this balance due to external forcings (changes in solar radiation, changes in the albedo of the atmosphere and changes in the longwave radiation returned to space). Discuss the causes and environmental consequences of global climate change.
4 hours
Soil and change
Explain the causes of soil degradation. Discuss the environmental and socio-economic consequences of this process, together with management strategies.
4 hours
Water and change
Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale. Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity. Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water.
5 hours
Biodiversity and change
Explain the concept and importance of biodiversity in tropical rainforests. Examine the causes and consequences of reduced biodiversity in this biome.
3 hours
Sustainability and the environment
Define the concept of environmental sustainability. Evaluate a management strategy at a local or national scale designed to achieve environmental sustainability
3 hours

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atmosphere and change
Chapter 2 The atmosphere:energy in the system and Chapter 4 Global warming in Atmospheric Processes and Human Influence by Paul Warburton.
Planet Geography Second Edition The global heat budget and atmospheric circulation p. 352-358.
soil and change
Chapter 5 Soils and Agriculture Soil erosion and human factors in Agriculture and Food by Michael Raw and Peter Atkins p. 60-65.
water and change
Chapter 9 Water Quality and Pollution in Water Resources:Processes and Management by Victoria Bishop and Robert Prosser
Planet Geography Second Edition - Water Use near the Aral Sea - A case study of natural resource management p. 74-78
biodiversity and change
Planet Geography Second Edition - High Energy Biomes Equatorial and Tropical Rainforests p. 294-296
Chapter 6 Agricultural Impacts on the environment unintended change:deforestation in Agriculture and Food by Michael Raw and Peter Atkins p. 73-75
sustainability and the environment
Chapter 8 Seeking Sustainability for UK Water Resources in Water Resources:Processes and Management by Victoria Bishop and Robert Prosser