Posts for topic Atmosphere

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

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.

Cyclone Hudhud pounds India’s Andhra Pradesh and Orissa

Level: Topic: Atmosphere, Latest news

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.

Are greenhouse gases rising?

Level: Topic: 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?

Met Office Films on Weather A2

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

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.

Hurricane Cristobal – could it bring us warmth and sunshine?

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

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 Met Office Fact Sheets (A2 Atmosphere)

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

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.

England exposed to climate risks.

Level: Topic: Atmosphere

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.