I 1.Answer C
2. Answer b
3. Answer c
4. Answer b
5. Answer d
Ilia Why are there more earthquakes in the Himalayas and in the North Eastern region of India?
The Australian Plate is still moving into Asia. The movement of the Indian Plate into the Asian Plate makes this region seismically active leading to earthquakes from time to time
b. What do you understand by sustainable development?
Judicious use of renewable resources keeping the future in mind.. We should reduce pollution and maintain an ecological balance. Substitution, adaptability and an ethical business attitude must be followed to promote sustainable development.
C.How is human beings disturbing the delicate balance of nature?
Man has exploited land and its resources which have led to deforestation, floods, droughts, air pollution. Dumping of waste has resulted in soil and water pollution..
d.How does the Himalayas influence climate of India?
The Himalayas act as a climatic divide. In winter, they act as a barrier against the cold winds coming from the Arctic region. They also trap the monsoon winds causing rainfall.
e.What is the socio economic advantages of linking rivers in India?
Interlinking rivers would increase irrigation, water availability for drinking and industrial purposes, Dams and reservoirs can generate hydroelectricity and an increase in revenue from fishing and picnic sites.
III Topic Synopsis
Weather is the condition of atmosphere at a particular time while climate is the average weather conditions over a long period of time.
Variables of climate are temperature, pressure, wind.precipitation.latitude,altitudeand closeness to land and water.
More dynamic determents are the thetheromohalinc circulation of the ocean which leads to a 5deg.warming of the North Atlantic Ocean compared to other oceans.
Vegetative cover, water retention and rainfall affects the amount of solar energy absorbed by the planet.
Climate change is the change in the...