In what has been seen as a key victory for environmentalists, President Obama has rejected a controversial Canada-to-USA oil pipeline, citing issues related to ‘security, safety and [the] environment’
Interesting podcast for wider ‘reading’ around the ‘sustainability in the Southern Ocean’ issue.
Good wider reading for AS Cold Environments
Iceland is rising at a faster pace as global warming melts the island’s ice caps, scientists say. We learnt several of the waterfalls we visited in Iceland were a result of isostatic rebound. This article takes this into more depth.
NASA Global climate change website. Worth checking out for your wider reading around climate change and cold environments.
A fantastic A level geography site on Antarctica covering many of our topics to improve our synopticity and get us ‘Thinking like geographers!”.
What is the Quaternary and what happened to the Earth’s climate during this period? Wider reading for students wanting to think more like geographers for the top marks.
This is a superb website full of information linked to our study of Cold Environments. Grab some new and interesting case studies to widen your knowledge here.
When British explorers first surveyed the glacier in 1794, its nose extended to the northern edge of Heather Island, near the mouth of Columbia Bay. The glacier held that position until 1980, when it began a rapid retreat.
The iceberg is bigger than Chicago and, at a third of a mile thick, could take more than a year to melt.
Link to AS syllabus: Exploitation and development in tundra areas and the Southern Ocean. Traditional economies of an indigenous population and recent changes/ adaptations. The concept of fragile environments. The potential for sustainable development. Your 15 mark question on the Cold Environments topic has frequently been about the sustainable use of fragile environments such as tundra. Tundra: Old Crow […]
A river of ice in Greenland has become the fastest-flowing glacier currently known in the world, a study suggests.