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  • Topic 1: Energy Insecurity
  • Key Terms
  • How energy sources can be classified and the advantages
  • and disadvantages of these
  • Impact of growing global energy demand e.g. China case
  • Impact of geopolitics on energy security
  • Energy pathways problems with these
  • Environment impacts of looking for more energy
  • Who they key players are in supplying future oil
  • Why we are uncertain about the future of energy
  • The advantages and disadvantages of the possible futures
  • How energy insecurity will lead to geopolitical tensions
  • How can meet our future energy needs?
  • What types of questions have been asked?
  • Topic 2: Water Conflicts
  • How water stress can occur ± Agriculture, Industry,
  • omestic use and supply
  • How Human activity can make water stress worse ±
  • pollution, over extraction and salt water incursion
  • How water supply is linked to development Water Poverty
  • Index
  • What problems can the use of water sources create?
  • Conflicts over the same water source
  • Geopolitics of water supply within a country
  • Issues of developing water pathways
  • Water future s?
  • How different key player¶s opinions on future water usage
  • may conflict
  • Alternative Strategies for managing water supplies in the
  • future
  • Water conservation
  • Role of technology in solving future problems
  • What questions have been asked?
  • Topic 3: Biodiversity under Threat
  • Key Terms:
  • Ways in which biodiversity can be defined
  • Key processes and factors that influence biodiversity
  • The value of ecosystems
  • The distribution of threatened areas
  • Spectrum of strategies and policies for managing
  • biodiversity
  • The future of biodiversity
  • What kinds of questions have been asked?
  • Topic 4: Superpower Geographies
  • How to define the idea of superpower e.g. USA and USSR
  • How patterns of power change over time
  • Theories for the growth of Superpowers
  • How power can be maintained
  • Role of superpowers on international action and decision
  • making
  • Nature of trade and who controls it. oes this maintain
  • global power?
  • Superpowers cultural influence
  • The impacts on Water, energy, environment and land
  • demand of the rising superpowers e.g. China
  • The impacts of the rising new superpowers on the old
  • superpowers
  • Named Example: Russia ± the rebirth of a superpower
  • Implications for the Majority world (Less developed
  • countries) of the new superpowers
  • Shifting power may lead to tensions
  • Topic 5: Bridging the evelopment Gap
  • What do I need to know?
  • How the development Gap can be measured
  • Theories on why the gap exists
  • The role of different Key players on development
  • General physical, economic, political and social causes of
  • the gap
  • Role of trade and investment in the development gap
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts of the
  • development gap
  • Impacts on minority groups
  • The positive and negative impacts of countries trying to
  • close the gap on migration and the environment
  • Theoretical ways of reducing the development gap - Neo
  • The advantages and disadvantages of methods of closing the development gap
  • Topic 6: The Technological Fix
  • Reasons for inequality of access
  • Link between economic development and technological
  • change
  • Technological leapfrogging ± a way to overcome barriers to
  • development?
  • The impacts of technological innovation
  • Externalities of technology
  • Different types of technological solutions
  • What will happen to technology in the future?
  • What Questions have been asked?



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