GEOGRAPHY IGCSE 2012 EXAM REVISION NOTES

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Population growth is related to the amount of resources available for example water, wood and minerals Carrying Capacity – The number of people the environment can support without there being negative effects to the population.

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GEOGRAPHY IGCSE 2012 EXAM REVISION NOTES by Samuel LeesTheme 1. Population and Settlement1.1 Population dynamics1.2 SettlementTheme 2. The natural environment2.1 Plate tectonics2.2 Landforms and landscape processes2.2.1 Weathering2.2.2 River processes2.2.3 Marine processes2.3 Weather, climate and natural vegetation2.3.1 Weather2.3.2 Climate2.3.3 Ecosystems2.4 Interrelationships between the natural environment and human activitiesTheme 3. Economic development and the use of resources3.1 Agricultural systems3.2 Industrial systems3.3 Leisure activities and tourism3.4 Energy and water resources3.5 Environmental risks and benefits: resource conservation and managementTheme 1. Population and Settlement1.1 Population dynamicsReasons for recent rapid population growth (population explosion):-improved medical care vaccinations, hospitals, doctors, new drugs and scientific inventions-improved sanitation and water supply-improvements in food production (quality & quantity)-improved transport moving food, doctors etc.-decrease in child mortalityPopulation growth terms:-Migration: the movement of people (or animals) from one country or region to another-Birth rate: average number of live births in a year for every 1000 people-Death rate: average number of deaths for every 1000 peoplePopulation growth is related to the amount of resources available for example water, wood and mineralsCarrying Capacity The number of people the environmen

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