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Impact of Global Climatic Change on High Latitude Extreme Environments

IB DP Geography
       
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The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to discuss the potential impact of global climatic change (global warming) on the indigenous populations, settlement and economic activities in extreme environments.
 
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Potential impact of global climatic change on the indigenous populations and settlement in high latitude extreme environments

Geography Resource   Highlights of 'Impacts of a Warming Arctic' - report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment [Source]
  • Cultural survival - page 7
  • Hunting - page 7
  • Coastal erosion and thawing permafrost - page 8
  • Thawing permafrost - page 9
The Guardian
  The disappearing world of the last of the Arctic hunters [3 October 2010]
The Guardian
  In a far corner of Greenland, hope is fading with the language and sea ice [28 November 2010]
The Guardian
  Greenland's race for minerals threatens culture on the edge of existence [6 February 2011]
 
Geography Activities
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Potential impact of global climatic change on economic activities in high latitude extreme environments

 
Geography Resource
  Highlights of 'Impacts of a Warming Arctic' - report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment [Source]
  • Impacts of Opening of Sea Routes - page 12
Geography Resource
  Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research - University of Alaska Fairbanks: Summary of Main Implications of Global Change in the Region - Alaska and the Bering Sea Region [Source]
The Guardian
  Thawing Arctic opens up new shipping routes on the 'roof of the world' [5 July 2011]
 
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'The unique way of life of indigenous populations that live in extreme environments is more at risk from Global Climatic Change than modern settlements and economic activities are.' Discuss this statement. [15 marks]

The markbands can be found here - you need to look at Paper 2.

 
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