Impacts of El Nino (L6th)

Flowers bloom in the Atacama Desert

Flowers bloom in the Atacama desert

Flowers bloom in the Atacama desert


U6 Energy

There is a new 3 part TV series starting this Wednesday 9pm on BBC4.

Planet Oil: The treasure that conquered the world

Episode 1:

“From the moment we first drilled for oil, we opened a Pandora’s box that changed the world forever. It transformed the way we lived our lives, spawned foreign wars and turned a simple natural resource into the most powerful political weapon the world has ever known. But when exactly did geology turn into such a high-stakes game?

In this series, Professor Iain Stewart visits the places that gave birth to the earth’s oil riches, discovers the people who fought over its control and supply, and explores how our insatiable thirst for oil is changing the very planet on which we depend.

It’s a journey that will help us answer a fundamental question – how did we become so addicted to oil in little more than one human lifetime?”

There is also a wealth of current and relevant information on the website about oil and energy supplies that is useful for your studies about energy security. Have a look!!

Miss Taylor

Panorama programme about recent migration crisis

There is a Panorama programme on Wednesday 10.35pm BBC One about the recent migration crisis. It might prove interesting and provide some content for our discussion on Thursday!

Europe’s Border Crisis: The Long Road

As Europe witnesses the dramatic movement of people across its borders, Panorama reporter John Sweeney joins thousands making the journey from the Greek island of Kos to the Austrian border with Hungary. He meets families fleeing conflict and terror in Syria, refugees separated from their loved ones, children, the old and sick being forced to march to safety. Among this tide of humanity, he also finds economic migrants seeking a better life in northern Europe and he asks, with winter on the way, is the crisis about to claim even more lives?

U6A UK energy security HW video links

Here are a couple of links to video debates about the UK’s energy security. They will provide you with lots of useful information to put into your case study notes.

Miss Taylor

5th and 6th Form Discussion Group

Good morning Geographers!

This week’s discussion group topic will focus on the RGS Young Geographer of the Year Competition.

‘Why does Antarctica matter?’

Have a look at the competition details:

If you are interested in entering, please let me know.

See you at discussion group on Thursday.

Miss Taylor

U6 Energy

Some interesting articles and video clips about how the US military are using seawater to fuel their jets.

Consider how significant this development could be for the global energy market. Is it a sustainable solution? Could it be scaled up and used for many different types of activity?