World's deltas subsiding, says study

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This brief ABC News in Science article from 2009 describes how two-thirds of the world's major deltas, home to nearly half a billion people, are caught between sinking land and rising seas, according to a new study. A very good example of an explanatory text dealing with examples of the impacts of human activity including mining and damming of rivers. Deals with the global effects of floods.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-13ES) explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU153) Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales

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Resource type:
Text
ScOT topics:
Mining, Climate change, Silt
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Science News
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Friday, 30 October 2009

Resource ID: ba99b143-4d07-41ad-ae2a-0c8a921e90fc