The future viability of flood defences at a Pembrokeshire beach will be discussed at a public meeting.
Newgale beach’s shingle bank has been breached many times and the adjacent A487 was forced to close when part of it washed into the road last year.
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.
Residents of Mozambique’s Zambezia province are accustomed to picking up their belongs and heading for higher ground during the wet season. But even by local standards, the onslaught in January 2015 has been unusual. Check out these fascinating images.
(2011) The UN is set to announce that the population of the planet has now reached seven billion people.
But will this number continue to rise in future years – and if so, what could this mean?
Oil prices have sunk by almost 60% since June to below $50 a barrel because of a large supply glut.
The cost of protecting these properties is considered to be too high.
The Environment Agency estimates that more than £1bn worth of properties will disappear as a result.
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.
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.
An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.
The population in England was 53 million on 27 March 2011 when the census was taken, about 400,000 more than official estimates.
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.
A very interesting article on population growth and control. The authors of this new study said roughly 14% of all the people who ever existed were alive today.
The study says the number of reported major flood events has increased, but in parallel with population growth and a boom in building in vulnerable areas.
A family spends £70,000 lifting their entire home off the ground to avoid a repeat of this year’s flood misery. How are people trying to protect themselves to avoid a repeat of last winters flooding? (Coping and responding to the effects of flooding).
YouTube access required. Try to name the different flows/transfers, inputs and outputs as you enjoy the tinkling music 😉
The UK government is discussing new rules to stop farmers contributing to flooding through poor land management.
Australia actually gets more snow than Switzerland, but after an unusually hot summer the flakes have fallen unusually late this year.