The Impacts of Climate Change on People and Places
- Enquiry Question
- Starter Activity_Synthesis_ Make the Connection!
- Student Activity_Synthesis_ IPCC Future Projections
- Student Activity_Places, Processes and Possibilities_Noting the Impacts of Climate Change on People and Places
- North America
- Student Activity_ Climate Change and New Ocean Transport Routes
- Student Activity_Spatial Interactions_Google Earth New Arctic Transport Routes
- Student Assessment _ Essay Question_Processes, Spatial Interactions and Possibilities
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This page provides a number of resources that enable students to investigate the impacts of climate change on people and places at a number of different scales. It begins with a recap-syntheses activity that reinforces existing student knowledge. It then develops student knowledge based around a focused framework for student noting for a video library based on three regions of Asia, Africa and North America.
Teaching time: 1 Hour
- To assess the impacts of climate change on different people and places in terms of health hazards, migration and new ocean routes
By now you should have quite a good understanding of the spatial variation of climate change over the last 100 years as well as the projections up to 2100.
Study the diagram below showing the different climatic impacts of greenhouse gases.
- Draw arrows to connect the impacts as you see them
- Identify a place example for each of the outer circle impacts
Study the graphs below and answer the following questions:
- Pick out the range in projection for each of the climate indicators above
- Discuss the difficulty in stating an exact projection
- Discuss how modelled projections could be used by governments and industry to prepare for future climate change.
Student Activity_Places, Processes and Possibilities_Noting the Impacts of Climate Change on People and Places
Study the resources for the three regions set out below and complete the noting sheet provided for each one.
Add to your sheet with independent research of your own
See the following Blog post with links to some outstanding regional maps of climate change impacts for each regions, produced by the European Union
Watch the following video clip and make notes on the way new ocean transport routes will open up
Working with Google Earth make a map with future Arctic transport routes, create:
- a series of new routes
- create information with the future opportunities and challenges of these routes
"The impacts on migration and health are likely to be the more destabilizing consequences of global climate change" Discuss the extent to which you agree with his statement (10)
- Discuss the extent requires an evaluative approach and a clear sense of argument
- The essay should develop a well evidenced argument with place examples to exemplify
- The students may agree with the statement or cast doubt on it but should offer a degree of balance and understanding of a range of different impacts of climate change.
- A clear statement of weighting of importance must be indicated
- The conclusion will be consistent with the introduction and argument in the main body