Environmental Issues

Jacob Atkinson
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Jacob Atkinson
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GCSE AQA Humanities resource for Environmental Issues.

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Environmental Issues
  1. Natural resources
    1. Renewable
      1. Sun
        1. Wind
        2. Non-renewable
          1. Coal
            1. Mainly used in power stations
            2. Oil
              1. Petrol
              2. Gas
                1. Used to cook food
            3. Minerals
              1. Non-renewable
                1. Iron
                  1. Ore
                    1. Gold
                      1. Uranium
                        1. Copper
                          1. Lead
                          2. Renewable
                            1. Forest
                              1. Soil
                                1. Fish
                                  1. Farming
                                    1. Water
                                  2. Nuclear power
                                    1. Pros
                                      1. Uses less resources than coal
                                        1. Does not produce CO2
                                        2. Cons
                                          1. Dangers to the public (Chernobyl, Fukushima)
                                        3. Wind power
                                          1. Pros
                                            1. Climate/conditions ideal
                                            2. Cons
                                              1. Expensive
                                                1. Noisy
                                                  1. Ugly
                                                    1. Have affected wildlife
                                                  2. Hydroelectric power
                                                    1. Cons
                                                      1. Dam building requires steep valleys
                                                        1. Natural habitats disrupted
                                                        2. Pros
                                                          1. UK gets lots of rain - climate ideal
                                                            1. 90% of water converted to electricity
                                                          2. Ecosystems
                                                            1. Water
                                                              1. Minerals
                                                                1. Trees
                                                                2. Lifestyle
                                                                  1. Using scarce resources
                                                                    1. Exploitation (profit)
                                                                      1. Conservationists
                                                                      2. Societies
                                                                        1. Exploit scarce resources
                                                                          1. Economic benefits
                                                                          2. Threaten ecologies (rainforests, rivers etc.)
                                                                            1. Slash and burn deforestation techniques
                                                                              1. Palm oil plantations
                                                                                1. Brazil
                                                                                  1. Indonesia
                                                                                2. Pressure groups
                                                                                  1. Greenpeace
                                                                                    1. Direct action
                                                                                      1. Mattel
                                                                                        1. Nestle
                                                                                        2. Protests
                                                                                        3. WWF
                                                                                          1. The Forest Trust
                                                                                            1. Friends of the Earth
                                                                                            2. Government
                                                                                              1. Pass legistlation
                                                                                                1. Leaded petrol ban
                                                                                                  1. Car tax
                                                                                                2. National Parks
                                                                                                  1. Protected/conserved
                                                                                                    1. Biodiversity
                                                                                                    2. Tourism
                                                                                                      1. Erosion
                                                                                                        1. To tackle this
                                                                                                          1. Artificial surfaces
                                                                                                            1. Parking restrictions
                                                                                                          2. Road congestion
                                                                                                            1. To tackle this
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