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Weather Hazards and Climate Change 1
The Final Countdown is here to help you prepare for your final Edexcel A GCSE geography exam. Following our weekly exercises will prepare you to take on the examiner.
This week you will revise weather hazards and climate change. It would help if you covered the following:
- The features of the global atmospheric circulation.
- How circulation cells and ocean currents transfer and redistribute heat energy across the Earth.
- How climate has changed over different time scales: glacial and interglacial periods during the Quaternary period.
- Causes (Milankovitch cycles, solar variation, volcanism) and evidence (ice cores, pollen records, tree rings, historical sources) for natural climate change.
- How human activities (industry, transport, energy, farming) produce greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane) that cause the enhanced greenhouse effect.
- Climate change has negative effects on the environment and people (changing patterns of crop yield, rising sea levels and retreating glaciers).
- The climate of the UK today and changes over the last 1000 years.
- Spatial variations in temperature, prevailing wind and rainfall within the UK.
- The significance of the UK’s geographic location in relation to its climate.
Use one of the three strategies below to revise these areas.
Create flashcards to summarise natural and tectonic hazards. We’ve got a guide to creating flashcards if you need support.
Have a go at the quiz activities below.
Global Atmospheric Circulation
What are the features of global atmospheric circulation?
How do circulation cells and ocean currents transfer and redistribute heat energy across the Earth?
The Hadley Cells
The Ferrel Cells
The Polar Cells
The global climate continues to change due to natural causes
How has the climate changed in the past over different time scales?
Causes of natural climate change
Evidence for natural climate change
The global climate is changing as a result of human activity
How do human activities produce greenhouse gases that cause the enhanced greenhouse effect?
What are the negative effects of climate change on the environment and people?
Changing patterns of crop yield
Rising sea levels
The UK’s distinct climate has changed over time
How has the UK climate changed over the last 1,000 years?
What is the UK climate like today?
What is the significance of the UK’s geographic location in relation to its climate?
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