The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050.
It will be built in Exeter during 2015 and become operational next September.
This is amazing, I could spend hours looking at this. You can switch between wind, sea surface temperature and ocean currents. Really helps you to understand how heat is re-distributed and moved around the planet.
Cyclone Hudhud is pounding the eastern Indian coast, causing extensive damage and prompting the evacuation of some 300,000 people.
Syllabus link: Tropical revolving storms.Their occurrence, their impact, management of the hazard and responses to the event. Two case studies of recent (within the last 30 years) tropical revolving storms should be undertaken from contrasting areas of the world.
Essay Writing at A2 Please use the above document to help you with the 40 mark essay questions in the GEOG3 exam.
Animated guide: Hurricanes
The People’s Climate March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week.
Huge demonstrations have been taking place in Australia and Europe.
Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Atmospheric CO2 is now at 142% of the levels in 1750, before the start of the industrial revolution.
However, global average temperatures have not risen in concert with the sustained growth in CO2, leading to many voices claiming that global warming has paused. What is the truth? What do you think?
The Met office have a You Tube channel with many great little films about different parts of the weather. Have a browse and watch anything linked to your syllabus, great for deeper reading or revision for the A2 weather and climate and associated hazards.
Very interesting reading here (West Briton) Hurricane Cristobal is currently sweeping through the Caribbean, bringing 75mph winds and torrential rain to the region. But how could it be possible that this hurricane, could bring us fine weather? The Met Office has suggested that Cristobal is skirting Bermuda and is then expected to track towards Iceland and north of […]
Link to the Met Office fact sheets on atmosphere. These will be used within lessons and make excellent extended reading for the A2 topic ‘Weather and Climate and Associated Hazards’ which is examined in the GEOG3 paper, Contemporary Geographical Issues.
A tropical storm heading along the US east coast could move across the Atlantic, threatening a dramatic break in the UK’s sizzling summer weather.
A good website worth checking out for A2 atmosphere.
Let me know what you think, can we have economic sustainability (continuing success with businesses) and combat climate change? or must it be one or the other?
A quick description of the layers of the atmosphere.
An interesting website worth a read for atmosphere at A2 level.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says three-quarters of existing flood defences are inadequately maintained because of a cash shortage.
Rules to avoid floods affecting new developments have also been delayed.
This document contains a revision checklist or guide to the Atmosphere topic. Use it as we go along or to revise for exams.
Australia actually gets more snow than Switzerland, but after an unusually hot summer the flakes have fallen unusually late this year.