002 - Degradation from raw material production - Part 2

Syllabus Point

Discuss (AO3) the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material.

Key Terminology

  • Discuss
  • Raw materials
Define the words above using the 'Command Term' posters in the classroom and your text book 'Geography Course Companion' by Nagle and Cooke.



Activity One - Describe

  • Using the image below (click on the image to make it larger) describe the trend in palm oil consumption between 1970 and 2010.

  1. What is palm oil?
  2. What is palm oil used for?
  3. Why is palm oil important?

Resources



Activity Two - Environmental Impact

  • Using the resources below plan an essay for the syllabus point:
Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material. (15 marks)

Resources

Al Jazeera - 101 East - The price of palm oil