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Challenging Environments

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Challenging environments

Global distribution of extreme environments

  • Explain the global distribution of each of the two kinds of extreme environment.
  • Describe the relief and climatic characteristics that make these environments extreme.
  • Explain how these characteristics present challenges for resource development and human habitation.


  • Explain the other factors responsible for a low density of population in these areas: human discomfort, inaccessibility, remoteness.
  • Identify ways in which people adapt their activities to extremes of weather and climate. on facebook
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