ee.3 Managing extreme environments

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ee.3 Managing extreme environments

Geographic inquiry: The varying power of different stakeholders to extract economic value from extreme environments

  • Agricultural opportunities and challenges in arid areas, including the distinction between aridity and infertility, irrigation access, salinization risk and land ownership
  • Human and physical opportunities and challenges for mineral extraction in cold environments, including inaccessibility, permafrost and resource nationalism
    • Case study of one cold environment to illustrate the issues
  • Human and physical opportunities and challenges for mineral extraction in arid environments, including inaccessibility and climatic and political factors
    • Case study of one arid environment to illustrate the issues
  • Opportunities and challenges for tourism in extreme environments
    • Detailed examples illustrating the involvement of local and global stakeholders