Weather Channel's Incredible 3D Graphics Show Devastating Impact Hurricane Florence Could Have. Olgeography - GCSE - NH - UK Storm Beast. Extreme weather event in the UK – The BEAST from the EAST Key words Extreme weather - This is when a weather event is significantly different from the average or usual weather pattern, and is especially severe or unseasonal.
This may take place over one day or a period of time. Immediate responses - The reaction of people as the disaster happens and in the immediate aftermath. Long term responses - Later reactions that occur in the weeks, months and years after the event. Causes. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA ... Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures. Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline.
ArcGIS Online for Schools. Atmospheric Circulation. Perspective: a graphical comparison of earthquake energy release. Christchurch-Earthquakes. Earthquake distribution: Proportional circles – Mrs_Geography. New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit. Image copyright AFP It's difficult to find positives from a major natural disaster, but an earthquake in New Zealand last year appears to have saved one local authority millions of dollars in coastal defences.
The Kaikoura earthquake of November 2016 had a measured magnitude of 7.8 and cost the lives of two people on New Zealand's south island. However, the local council in the resort town of Kaikoura says that coastal uplift caused by the quake raised 120 km (75 miles) of coastline by between one to eight metres (3-26 feet), potentially putting previously at-risk infrastructure out of harm's way from sea erosion, Radio New Zealand reports.
Local mayor Winston Gray said that the council had previously expected to budget millions of dollars on the coastal erosion issue, which has been a major concern for towns along South Island's east coast. A Year in the Life of Earth's CO2. 'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution. When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it.
Climate change is causing a major redistribution of life on Earth. Last year in Paris, for the very first time, English sparkling wine beat champagne in a blind tasting event.
Well established French Champagne houses have started buying fields in Britain to grow grapes, and even the royal family is investing in this new venture. Have you ever wondered what the ancient supercontinent Pangea really looked l... World must hit zero carbon emissions 'well before 2040', scientists warn. Humans must reduce net greenhouse gases emissions to zero “well before 2040” in order to ensure global warming does not go above 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientists have warned after carrying out a study using a sophisticated new computer model.
The analysis suggests that efforts to prevent temperatures rising to potentially dangerous levels may have to rely heavily on “negative emissions” technology that is still in its infancy. Commenting on the study, Professor Richard Betts, head of climate impacts at the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre, said the “important” research spelled out the “enormous challenge” ahead. Under the Paris Agreement on climate change, the world committed to prevent global warming from going above 2C but also attempt to restrict it to as close as 1.5C as possible amid mounting evidence that dangerous effects could kick in sooner than previously thought. 10 photographs to show to anyone who doesn't believe in climate change Reuse content.
Who cleans up after hurricanes, earthquakes and war? Global atmospheric circulation – Mrs_Geography. This week I had the pleasure of teaching ‘Global atmospheric circulation’ from the new GCSE specification.
Although I wanted my students to understand this complex concept, I also wanted students to engage with the content and have an entertaining lesson. Future - Would a supervolcano eruption wipe us out? In the Bay of Naples, Europe's most notorious giant is showing signs of reawakening from its long slumber.
Campi Flegrei, a name that aptly translates as "burning fields", is a supervolcano. It consists of a vast and complex network of underground chambers that formed hundreds of thousands of years ago, stretching from the outskirts of Naples to underneath the Mediterranean Sea. About half a million people live in Campi Flegrei's seven-mile-long caldera, which was formed by vast eruptions 200,000, 39,000, 35,000 and 12,000 years ago. Looking forward to trying out VCOG as a way to build geographical literacy. Cheers @davidErogers #100ideas #GeographyTeacher h… Youtube. Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world. This Guy Knows How to Explain Hurricanes. As of this writing, Hurricane Irma is likely about 24 hours away from hitting the mainland U.S. as at least a Category 4 storm, apparently riding up the west coast of Florida.
It’s already absolutely devastated smaller Caribbean islands and broken all kinds of records: The longest sustained 186 mph winds ever recorded, lasting 37 hours. the previous record was 24 hours.Irma has the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded, 915 millibars.The energy a hurricane packs is measured in Accumulated Cyclone Energy, or ACE. ATTN: Video. How do hurricanes form?