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|Environmental quality & sustainability Lesson's | 




|Atmosphere and change|

|Lesson 1| 

|Lesson 2 |

|Recommended Course Companion| 

Describe the functioning of the atmospheric system in terms of the energy balance between solar and long wave radiation. Explain the changes in this balance due to external forces (changes in solar radiation, changes in the albedo of the atmosphere and changes in the long wave radiation returned to space). Discuss the causes and environmental consequences of global climate change.

Ensure to be able to formulate

solutions to problems.

For your 15 mark essay

Examiners expect you to answer

the question,

with justification. 

lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3

|Lesson 3|

|Lesson 4|


Lesson: Global warming Mitigation 

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Reading/Revision & Synthesis| 

|TED Talks series: Johan Rockstrom- Let the environment guide our development|



Climate change 'impacts women more than men'

|Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change (TED 2016)|

|Soil and change|

Explain the causes of soil degradation. Discuss the environmental and socio-economic consequences of this process, together with management strategies.


|Lesson 4 |

|Lesson 5 |

Lesson 4
Lesson 5

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 


|Lesson 6  |

Lesson 6

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Water and changes| 


Identify the ways in which water is utilized at the regional scale. Examine the environmental and human factors affecting patterns and trends in physical water scarcity and economic water scarcity. Examine the factors affecting access to safe drinking water.

|Lesson 7  |

|Lesson 8|

Lesson 7 Water
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Lesson 10

|Lesson 9|

|Lesson 10|

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Biodiversity and change|

Explain the concept and importance of biodiversity in tropical rainforests. Examine the causes and consequences of reduced biodiversity in this biome.


|Lesson 11|

|Lesson 12|

Lesson 11
Lesson 12
Lesson 13

|Lesson 13|

|Sustainability and the environment|

Define the concept of environmental sustainability. Evaluate a management strategy at a local or national scale designed to achieve environmental sustainability.


|Lessons 14| 

Lesson 14

|Reading/Revision & Assessment| 

|Case Study Cards| 

|Revision Notes| 

|Homework & Essays

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