Schools, hospital services and travel have been disrupted after Storm Desmond brought winds, torrential rain and flooding to parts of the UK.
Montserrat’s devastating volcano – which has left two-thirds of the Caribbean island an exclusion zone and the former capital city buried deep in ash – may now hold the key to its future.
Some helpful clips to help you out at the start of the Restless Earth topic.
The area is estimated to have received more than 10% of its average yearly rainfall in two days alone. Rivers burst their banks, sending water coursing into nearby towns and cities.
Anatomy of an earthquake – Professor Iain Stewart
He said: “The dinghy we were put in had space for 90 people maximum, but the gangs are greedy. Sometimes they overload it.
“They put up to 120 people in them, for more profit, so it’s no wonder they capsize. The conditions are horrific.”
Some great footage of plate tectonics in action!
“There are too many babies born outside of the family planning laws,” she said. “As long the families make a deal and it’s done right after birth – nobody needs to know.”
A level wider reading and GCSE help with the 3 P’s. California’s long-term earthquake forecast, the first in seven years, has been released. The study, known as the Third Uniform California Earthquake Rupture forecast, teams the US Geological survey with three other state authorities on tectonics to work out the region’s risk from earthquakes.
Some interesting reading around the importance of tourism to different parts of the world.
Investigating the issues facing older people in Britain, Jeremy Paxman travels to Christchurch in Dorset which has one of the oldest average populations in Europe.
The figures suggest the foreign-born population of every local authority in the country may have risen.
The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.
We have just started studying tourism in Year 10 GCSE. Here we have an exciting example of a new kind of tourism….tourists who seek thrills and extreme sports. This is known as “Adventure tourism!”
Britain should turn swathes of its upland pastures into woodland to help prevent flooding, according to a former environment minister, Lord Rooker.
A lovely article comparing Haiti to Japan, fits really well into the Restless Earth topic and a great read for revision for A/A* students. Also good wider reading for A level.
Extra detail and reading on China as a case study in population in both AS and GCSE. Read the article here. Make notes on what the changes will mean for China in the future and the impacts of the One Child Policy. The sliding population pyramid is excellent with interesting stats for the UK too […]
Good case simple case study to give depth to your knowledge on how people respond to flooding.
This is Happisburgh (pronounced ‘haze-bro’), a Norfolk village founded over 1,000 years ago. Back then there was an entire other village between Happisburgh and the sea.
Excellent further reading on the Holderness case study.
A brilliant in depth case study (more higher tier suitable but a good read for all!) on how Alpine resorts are coping with climate change.