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San Francisco 1906. 1) Suffered severe earthquakes-situated where the Pacific and North American plates push past eachother. 2)San Fran.- 7.1 on the richter scale.Buildings collapsed and gas pipes burst which led to huge fires.
The Burren Development Mullaghmore. 1) Burren National Park occupies 1,100 hectares of karst countryside. 2)Visitors centre was proposed- estimated 60,000 visitors per year. Roads would be widened. Would cost 3.5 million-most of this would come from EU grants.
Mudflow in Panabaj Guatemala. 1) October 2005- fourteen hundred villagers were buried alive beneath a 12 metre sea of mud. 2)Heavy rains and poverty caused the mudflow. Poor villagers cut the trees for fire wood but without them mountain soils can turn into liquid mud.
The destruction of New Orleans. August 2005- violent hurricane later nicknamed 'Katrina' crashed into the Gulf of Mexico coast. Some levees which protected New Orleans gave way. Almost 2000 people drowned.
Dam building in Ireland. Ardnacrush River Shannon - hydroelectric scheme and a dam was built. Benefits- Power for holmes, reservoirs, Artificial lakes can be used for fishing etc. Disadvantages-Floods,Survival of fish may decrease,expensive.
Ballycotton Co.Cork- the destructive power of the sea. The sea had provided livihoods for many people in East Cork. Coastal defence- Strong sea walls, groynes , marram grass , gabions , large boulders.
Human activities and global warming. Rising temperatures could melt polar ice caps. Climate change. Increase in desertification. we can help by conserving energy use renewable energy and plant more trees.
The Aswan Dam project. The Aswan Dam is half a kilometre wide and is the highest dam in the world. Problems- Floods occurred,river no longer floods so farmers need expensive fertilisers. Benefits- Provides clean water and electric power.
Hot climate influences tourism. People work directly in the tourist industry e.g. in hotels and restaurants but people also work indirectly in the tourist industry- the building of hotels or in the manufacturing of souvenirs.
Contrasting population structures. Germany and Brazil-Brazil is a developing third world country.It has a growing poulation. Germany is a developed first world country.Its population is now beginning to decline. Brazil-broad base.
San Francisco 1906. 1) Suffered severe earthquakes-situated where the Pacific and North American plates push past eachother. 2)San Fran.- 7.1 on the richter scale.Buildings collapsed and gas pipes burst which led to huge fires.
The Burren Development Mullaghmore. 1) Burren National Park occupies 1,100 hectares of karst countryside. 2)Visitors centre was proposed- estimated 60,000 visitors per year. Roads would be widened. Would cost 3.5 million-most of this would come from EU grants.
Mudflow in Panabaj Guatemala. 1) October 2005- fourteen hundred villagers were buried alive beneath a 12 metre sea of mud. 2)Heavy rains and poverty caused the mudflow. Poor villagers cut the trees for fire wood but without them mountain soils can turn into liquid mud.
The destruction of New Orleans. August 2005- violent hurricane later nicknamed 'Katrina' crashed into the Gulf of Mexico coast. Some levees which protected New Orleans gave way. Almost 2000 people drowned.
Dam building in Ireland. Ardnacrush River Shannon - hydroelectric scheme and a dam was built. Benefits- Power for holmes, reservoirs, Artificial lakes can be used for fishing etc. Disadvantages-Floods,Survival of fish may decrease,expensive.
Ballycotton Co.Cork- the destructive power of the sea. The sea had provided livihoods for many people in East Cork. Coastal defence- Strong sea walls, groynes , marram grass , gabions , large boulders.
Human activities and global warming. Rising temperatures could melt polar ice caps. Climate change. Increase in desertification. we can help by conserving energy use renewable energy and plant more trees.
The Aswan Dam project. The Aswan Dam is half a kilometre wide and is the highest dam in the world. Problems- Floods occurred,river no longer floods so farmers need expensive fertilisers. Benefits- Provides clean water and electric power.
Hot climate influences tourism. People work directly in the tourist industry e.g. in hotels and restaurants but people also work indirectly in the tourist industry- the building of hotels or in the manufacturing of souvenirs.
Contrasting population structures. Germany and Brazil-Brazil is a developing third world country.It has a growing poulation. Germany is a developed first world country.Its population is now beginning to decline. Brazil-broad base. Geramny-Narrow base.
Population structures of local areas. New housing estate- many young people and few elderly people. Rural West Ireland - Few young people and many elderly people.
West of Ireland to Dublin and the United States. Many people left rural Ireland for Dublin in search for work. They also went to America for work and adventure.
The Plantation of Ulster. Most planters were promised cheap estates and sonme planters wanted to civilise Ulster by introducing English culture. Parts of england and scotland had become overpopulated and many irish were forced from their lands by planters.
Population variations within Italy North Italian Plain- Rich alluvial soil, flat land= prosperous agriculture, dense transport network and the industrial heart of Italy. Southern Italy- Highly mountaineous land , difficulties for agriculture, little transport becaus- expensive
Kolakta. large citiy- 16 million people. Overcrowding- people live in temporary shacks and half a million people have no dwelling at all these are known as pavement people.Lack of open space - Buildings are crammed together. water-50 ppl share one tap.
River transport on the Rhine. Flows through heavily populated industrialised areas such as the Ruhr Valley.The Rhine links numerous cities and many of these locations have developed into huge industrail cities because of their location.
The Information town of Ennis. Declared and information age town in the year 1997. A special information age park was set up and companies such as Magico Software opened in Ennis.
The Coffee Trade. Next to crude oil coffee is the worlds most valuable commodity. Unfair terms of trade- the terms of trade are unfair in the coffee business. Third world farmers are forced to accept low prices for raw coffee beans.
Women In Industry- Ireland. Prejudice- many irish men and women still have set ideas about suitable roles for women. Education-More girls than boys study subjects like home economis and more boys study things like metalwork. Domestic duties-Mostly Women mindn etc.
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