Global warming has become an increasingly pressing issue in recent years with many countries investing in schemes and procedures in an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint. However, some of the effects of global warming are no longer preventable, according to a recent study. Cities, such as Miami and New Orleans, in low-lying areas could disappear from our landscape due to the rising sea-levels. If we continue with our rate of burning fossil fuels then we could see these damaging effects occur as early as the next century; even if we were to reach peak carbon emission by 2020, in the case of Miami and New Orleans, this may prove too late to stop the process.
To increase awareness of this problem, Climate Central has published maps showing the state of US cities if pollution continued unchecked; they are planning on extending this to a global scale which will show the comprehensive outlook of global warming.
Geography students should consider the various issues of global warming here and why some areas are at a higher risk. They should evaluate the recent study and discuss if some effects of global warming are indeed unavoidable and, if not, what short and long term preventatives should be put in place.
Measures to prevent global warming can often be difficult or expensive to implement; candidates wishing to study PPE should think about how much governments should be investing into such programmes. They should also contemplate the reasoning behind some politicians for denying the existence, and subsequent problems, of global warming.
- Economics & Logic Puzzle: ticket touts We asked top Economics blogger Resham Kotecha to challenge us... Read more >
- What Results Do You Need In Your Exams? At the heart of every Oxbridge offer is an excellent... Read more >
- Maths Puzzle: The Age of Census A census-taker knocks on a door, and asks the woman... Read more >
- Course By Course Fact Sheet This helpful guide sets out by course what grades you... Read more >
- What You Need To Know About A Level Reforms The A Level system that has been in place since... Read more >
- Law Reading List Cambridge Law and Oxford Law reading lists and recommended reading. Read more >
- How is the BMAT marked? The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is marked significantly differently from... Read more >
- Choosing a course From Arch and Anth to Veterinary Medicine, the range of... Read more >
- US University Applications: How Decisions Are Made Article contributed by: Dr Jon Tabbert, US university admissions educational... Read more >
- Are my grades good enough for Oxbridge? Grades are an area of much misunderstanding when it comes... Read more >
- TSA Cambridge Example Questions and Answers If you have completed the TSA Cambridge course report and are... Read more >
- English Language and Literature Reading List If you're applying for English, have a look at our... Read more >
- Download a History & English Personal Statement “Evidently reading is a major passion and Graham Greene has... Read more >
- 20 Real-Life Oxford and Cambridge Interview Questions The Oxford and Cambridge interviews are notorious for having academically... Read more >
- Cambridge Law Test overview If you’re applying to read Law at Cambridge you will probably need... Read more >
- 30 Real-Life Oxford and Cambridge Interview Questions The Oxford and Cambridge interviews are notorious for having academically... Read more >
- ELAT overview If you’re applying for English, or its joint schools, you... Read more >
- MAT overview If you’re applying for Maths or Computer Science at Oxford you will need... Read more >
- Cambridge Language Test overview If you’re applying for Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge,... Read more >
- Oxbridge: the global impact Concerning UK university admissions, UCAS have released some interesting stats.... Read more >
- Bursaries Both Oxford and Cambridge are committed to the principle that... Read more >
- Science Puzzle: experimenting with mice… We asked our Medicine graduate Jennifer to tell us a... Read more >
- Biological Sciences & Medicine: answer like a pro What kind of questions can you expect in an Oxford... Read more >
- Pooling: Fast Facts You may have heard people talk about “pooling”, or maybe... Read more >