Global Concerns 2

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GCSE Global concerns Mind Map on Global Concerns 2, created by davgib13 on 07/22/2015.

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Global Concerns 2
  1. Christian beliefs about the World
    1. The value of God's creation
      1. human beings should take care not destroy things made by God
        1. Some Christians argue that natural things have goodness because God said so
          1. Some Christians believe that humans should use food, natural resources, medicines and natural beauty responsibly
          2. Stewardship and responsibility
            1. Stewardship: Belief that believers have a duty to look after the environment on behalf of God
              1. love neighbours of the future
                1. share natural resources fairly
                  1. use resources sustainably
                    1. campaign to protect the environment
                    2. Creation in God's plan
                      1. God is interested in the whole world not just humanity
                    3. Environmental Problems
                      1. Pollution
                        1. Levels have increased since the industrial revolution
                          1. Contributes to climate change
                          2. Destruction of natural habitats
                            1. by 2030 80% of tropical forests will be lost
                              1. Forests remove CO2 without them greenhouse gas increases
                                1. plants and wildlife are being destroyed
                                  1. soil erosion and landslides
                                  2. use and abuse of natural resources
                                    1. Destruction of grassland and forests, over-exploitation of oceans, extinction of species
                                  3. Climate Change
                                    1. changes to climate, believed by some scientists to be irreparably damaging, caused by human lifestyles
                                      1. Bad news
                                        1. Increase in greenhouse gases caused by burning of fossil fuels, production chemical gases, destruction of natural habitats
                                          1. Raises global temperature, drives climate change
                                        2. Worse news
                                          1. It would take Earth more than 1000 years to recover
                                          2. Effects of climate change:
                                            1. Crop yields reduced, Deaths due to hotter days, Lack of appropriate housing, water shortages, flood, wild fires, poorer countries will suffer
                                          3. Individual and community responses
                                            1. Individual
                                              1. Recycle and reduce
                                                1. Insulation
                                                  1. Safe water
                                                    1. Turn off appliances
                                                      1. Use energy efficient light bulbs
                                                    2. Community
                                                      1. Walk, cycle, only use planes when necessary
                                                        1. Buy local food
                                                      2. National and international responses
                                                        1. National
                                                          1. Stern report 2006
                                                            1. widely known and discussed
                                                            2. UK government policies
                                                              1. Working to reduce carbon emissions
                                                                1. Renewable and nuclear power
                                                                  1. Loft and cavity wall insulation
                                                                    1. Greener car fuels
                                                                      1. energy conservation and recycling
                                                                  2. International
                                                                    1. 1992 The Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro
                                                                      1. Rethink economic development
                                                                      2. 1997 Kyoto Protocol
                                                                        1. Aims to reduce greenhouse gases by 5%
                                                                        2. EU 2020 Targets
                                                                          1. Target= 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020
                                                                          2. Christian attitudes
                                                                            1. "Green" Christian organisations
                                                                        3. Christian responses to Environmental problems
                                                                          1. Simple living and respect for life
                                                                            1. Healthy ecosystems, sustainable, responsible consumption
                                                                            2. A change of lifestyle is needed
                                                                              1. The Earth Charter
                                                                                1. Other Christian views
                                                                                  1. Some believe end of the World is coming
                                                                                2. Christian beliefs about respect for each other
                                                                                  1. Justice for all
                                                                                    1. Each person has dignity
                                                                                      1. Love your neighbour
                                                                                        1. Show pratical kindness
                                                                                          1. Love and serve
                                                                                          2. A World divided
                                                                                            1. 1 in 5 live in extreme poverty
                                                                                              1. 5 basic needs of people


                                                                                                • See page 109 for more information
                                                                                                1. Food
                                                                                                  1. Water
                                                                                                    1. Education
                                                                                                      1. Health
                                                                                                        1. Work
                                                                                                      2. What are the causes of world poverty
                                                                                                        1. Environmental problems, Healthcare, Conflict, Bad govt.
                                                                                                          1. HIV/Aids, Debt, Trade barriers, Greed
                                                                                                            1. Poverty Cycle


                                                                                                              • Look at page 111 for more information
                                                                                                              1. ill health, less work, less food, hunger
                                                                                                            2. How Christians respond to the needs of the poor overseas
                                                                                                              1. Prayer
                                                                                                                1. Give to charity
                                                                                                                  1. Christian Aid, Cafod, Trocaire, Tearfund
                                                                                                                  2. Campaign for change
                                                                                                                    1. Poor being exploited
                                                                                                                      1. Fairtrade


                                                                                                                        • See page 113 for more information
                                                                                                                    2. Christian Aid, Tearfund, CAFOD and Trocaire
                                                                                                                      1. Educational and awareness campaigns
                                                                                                                        1. In school, churches, community groups to encourage fund raising
                                                                                                                          1. defend rights of poor and marginalised
                                                                                                                        2. Emergency relief
                                                                                                                          1. Respond very quickly to disasters
                                                                                                                          2. Development projects
                                                                                                                            1. Long term changes to communities, empowers people to support themselves
                                                                                                                            2. Campaign to promote justice
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