Hector Rosario Jr Week 1 Geography Homework 1. How do we use direction, distance, and location to help us better understand the great variety of physical and human environmental conditions present on Earth’s surface? Geography is about the earth we inhabit and what we do with it, which involves a distinctive approach to acquiring knowledge and understanding. Geography examines the consequences of those decisions. It allows us to understand how human society has arranged itself over the earth’s surface.
Most of the impact of this was experienced by the marine species. Eight U.S. national parks were threatened and more than 400 species that live in the Gulf islands were at risk, including the endangered Kemp's Ridley turtle. The clean up of this travesty cost the government and companies billions to clear. As a result of the spill deep sea drilling in the Gulf was suspended until new safety measures had been put in place, costing governments and companies further millions, whilst the price of oil continued to rise. A spill in other deep sea areas such as the Arctic could accelerate damage in a very sensitive environment, which is already dangerously close to its
Evaluate how globalisation has impacted on both change and resistance to change in one belief system you have studied. A belief system is an organised system of ideologies and beliefs a person or group of persons use to interpret and develop their own perception of the social, cultural, physical and psychological environment around, thus shaping their worldview. A belief system seeks to answer the fundamental questions of human existence such as “what is the mean of life” and provide a philosophical basis of which the accepted social norms, values, practices and beliefs are of a specific culture within a specific society. Globalisation is the process of creating a homogenous global identity by means of missionary activity, media attention, religious conquests, technological advancements and mass migration. Its impact upon Buddhism has effectively assisted in the spread of Buddhist ideologies and philosophies on a global level, overall beneficial to the belief system.
Mechanisms such as the international media, music, and business quickly spread a materialist culture. Cultures are influenced by outside forces and sometimes can assimilate these characteristic changes to produce further diversity (174-175). The cultural landscape, as Carl Sauer described it, was defined by the impact of humans on the Earth. These impacts produce defined cultural regions, systems, and complexes. The chapter introduces contemporary approaches in cultural geography and subdivides the character of culture into a folk and popular genre (178-179).
Mental Map Paper The world around us is surrounded with a variety people of different places whom come from all different diverse backgrounds and cultures. Human geography shows an appreciation of the relationship between humans and the environment in which they live in. A concrete definition of human geography is the study of the spatial organization of human activity and of people’s relationships with their environment, but simply can also be defined as the study of Earth as the home of humans. The purpose of human geography is to not only understand the nature of the world we live in, but to understand more so the patterns and processes that shape human understanding and its influence on Earth itself. Human geography provides the knowledge that there is a correlation between Earth’s human and physical system and its interdependence of living things and physical environment.
Canada’s waterways, land and air have become intolerably polluted. The Canadian government needs to take stronger action to control pollution. Instead of enforcing strict regulations on pollution control, Canada trusted that companies would voluntarily apply measures
From an environmental perspective the Amazon is negatively affected from the burning of the trees which is polluting the biggest rainforest in the world with Carbon dioxide (Co2). Also, a lot of nutrients are being lost from deforestation and high quality soil is being wasted. Desertification is slowly happening in the Amazon and other rainforests. If deforestation continues the rainforests will start to lose bodies of water, as well as vegetation and wildlife. There are many problems that the rainforest biome encounters.
The production of these toxic-filled substances continues to lead the human race on a path of natural destruction; with thousands of animal sea-life dying annually from plastic consumption. It's time we wake up to the fact that our oceans are in need of critical help. How did the plastic get into our oceans to begin with? The oceans are enormous but they are not infinite. Today, as in the past, oceans are being treated as giant disposal areas for all types of refuse (plastics, tins, bottles etc.)
Unfortunately, humans are the most polluting species on the planet. Pollution occurs at different levels and it doesn't just impact our planet; it impacts all species, including mankind, who dwell on it. We pollute water with chemicals and waste products from factories.Water pollution has led to a decrease in the number of various aquatic animals. Several aquatic life forms are on the verge of extinction. Vehicles, trains and planes emit toxic gases, creating air pollution.