003 - Carbon Footprints

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

Environmental impacts of global flows at varying scales:

- Carbon footprints for global flows of food, goods and people.

Concepts

The process of global flows has the possibility to have an impact the environment.

Aim

  1. To have knowledge and understanding of carbon footprints as a measure of environmental impact.
  2. To have knowledge and understanding of the varying carbon footprints for the global flows of food, goods and people.

Key Terminology

          • Carbon Footprint

Define the key term above by using the 'Useful Link' below.


Useful Link

Activity One - Extended Answer Question

We have already looked at the increase production of carbon emissions for the climate unit in Paper Two so you have an understanding of why there has been increase. For this syllabus point it is asking you to focus on how the carbon footprint has grown as a result of increased global interactions. We don't often think about the impact we have every time we get on a plane to go and visit family or when we order something on line to be delivered. These interactions have just become apart of normal every day life. So how much carbon is produced from these flow and does that differ between places? As a group we are going to develop a detailed essay plan for the exam style question below. You will of course need A3 paper and a set of coloured pens.


Using examples, examine how the carbon footprint of different flows can impact the environment. [12 marks]


                    • 1 colour for the definition
                    • 1 colour each for the different flows of food, goods and people
                    • 1 colour for the examples/data
                    • 1 colour to write the introduction
                    • 1 colour to write the conclusion

Exam Style Question

Using examples, examine how the carbon footprint of different flows can impact the environment. [12 marks]

This lesson was development in collaboration with Richard Allaway from geographyalltheway. For more resources please visit www.geographyalltheway.com