2) Use p173 of the textbook to describe how the Canada lynx responded to the impact of climatic change on its habitat?
3) a) Outline then main importance of soil. b. How is soil formed? c. How long does it take to form 10cm of soil? d. How does human activity affect soil erosion? e. How many tonnes were lost in 2011 & what does that equate to in cost per person and annually to the global economy? f. How is fertile land being 'grabbed' from potentially vulnerable populations? g. Why is the issue of soil degradation not "current news"?
5. Climate change and changes to agriculture, including crop yields, limits of cultivation, soil erosion
1. Explain what changes climate change may bring to crops in mid-latitudes and high-latitudes. 2. Why are rising levels of CO2 both good and bad for crop production? 3. Who are the IPCC and what countries/areas do they think will be most affected? 4. Define "soil erosion". Explain how the quality of organic matter in the soil could decline as a result of rising temperatures.... or increase. 5. What is Rice Leaf Blast and why could it be less of a problem in some areas and more of a problem in others? 6. Explain how climate change can hinder livestock production. 7. Produce a 2-3 line summary on the influence of climate change on agriculture.