Saturday, 19 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Kiribati: Pushing against the tide (World Bank)

As one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Kiribati has been undertaking a range of adaptation strategies.

Read the full article from the World Bank here.
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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Stern Review


In 2006, Sir Nicholas Stern carried out the most comprehensive review ever carried out on the economics of climate change.

The following articles and websites provide some excellent sources to research the findings and recommendations of the report...

Stern Review on the economics of climate change Directgov 30th October 2006
Climate change fight 'can't wait' BBC News 31st October 2006
At-a-glance: The Stern Review BBC News 30th October 2006
So what does the Stern Report mean for the world? The Independent 31st October 2006

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Turkey earthquake

On Sunday 23rd October, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Turkey. The epicentre of the quake was near the city of Van and Ercis.


Useful links (particularly for Unit 4 A2 Geographers!)...
Turkey earthquake death toll passes 500 The Telegraph, 27th October 2011
Turkey earthquake: Teenage boy found after four days BBC News, 28th October 2011
Boy Pulled Uninjured From Turkey's Quake Wreckage NYTimes, 28th October 2011
Turkey Earthquake: building negligence amounts to murder The Guardian, 26th October 2011 (excellent evaluative article - useful for analysis!)
Turkey Earthquake: Government will accept foreign aid BBC News, 26
th October 2011
Photographs from National GeographicTurkey earthquake: Death toll passes 430 BBC News, 25th October 2011
Earthquake Adds Even More Pressure to relations between Turks, Kurds Voice of America, 27th October 2011 (good for Unit 4 'values and attitudes' part of the mark scheme!)
Timeline: major earthquakes in Turkey Reuters, 27th October 2011
A Geoglogist's Eye View of Van Earthquake Scientific American, 27th October 2011 (good explanation of tectonics and causes)
New Insights into the October 2011 Van Earthquake Earthquake-Report (CEDIM), 25th October 2011
Turkey Quake casts spotlight on political fault lines Monsters & Critics, 27th October 2011
After quake, Turkey has proven it can get by on its own Haaretz.com, 29th October 2011
Turkey still not ready for next big one The National, 17th August 2009
The Next Big Quake? Foreign Policy, 21st January 2010

Don't forget to check out the 'related articles' that feature in some of the links above. This will broaden your research, whilst still keeping it focused on the Turkey earthquake.