World Regions Geog 102 Lecture Notes
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World Regions Lecture Notes 91515 Chapter 4 Europe Topics 0 Physical Patterns 0 Landforms 0 Climate Human Patterns Over Time 0 Environmental Issues Physical Patterns 0 Europe quotRegion of peninsulas upon peninsulasquot 0 Norway and Sweden one of the bigger peninsula o Iberian Peninsula Spain and Portugal 0 Greece 0 Large bodies of water moderate climate Water retains more heat Land heats up and cools down quicker 0 One peninsula extending off the Eurasian continent Landforms The Basic Patterns 0 Mountains 0 Uplands o Lowlands From W to E in wide bands 0 Largest Mt chain 0 W to E middle of continent The Alps 0 Highest and most central part of this formation Lowlands 0 Highest and most populated areas Colonialism worldwide Mercantilism Most extensive landform in Europe Coastal Zones densely populated OOOO European Rives 0 link interior to sea 0 The Rhine Most traf cked Rail and motor route Netherlands Germany and Austria Rotterdam North Sea Europe39s largest port 0 Economic Core of Europe 0 The Danube Larger and longer than Rhine Flows SE 0 From Germany to Black Sea Vegetation 0 Original forests gone 0 Farmland pasture towns and cities Climate Main Climate Types 0 Temperate Mid Latitude Netherlands UK Northern Spain Northern Italy North Atlantic Drift a broad warmwater ocean brings large amounts of warm water to the coasts of Europe Mediterranean Summer Dry ltaly Southern Europe Continental Dry Russia Sweden Mediterranean Southern Europe Temperate northwestern Europe Humid Continental eastern Europe 00000 Environmental Issues Europe39s air seas and rivers 0 Some of most polluted in world European Union set environmental goals Europeans increasingly taking action on environmental issues France and Germany opposed countries on this idea Common market they all share resources Europe39s Energy Sources Europe39s main energy sources Coalgt petroleum and natural gas gt nuclear power 27 members of European Union EU27 Russia supplies fuel 30 nuclear power 0 Goal increase renewable energy 0 Air Pollution 0 Air pollution N European Plain 0 Heavy industry dens transportation routes large pops 0 Highest levels 0 Former communist states of Central and Northern Europe Freshwater and Sea Water Pollution 0 Sources of water pollution o Sewage 0 Chemicals and silt OOOOOOOOOO O O O Litter Petroleum residues Industrial ef uent Water Pollution o The Baltic Mediterranean and Black Seas O Nearly landlocked bodies of water Prone to accumulating pollution Ex Mediterranean Water exits after 80 years 0 Film on Oil Spill in Spain 0000000 0000 O 0 Before the BP oil spill Prestige disaster November 2002 Ship sank into the sea spilling the oil Devastated coast of Spain all the way to France Processes Crude oil 32 most dangerous oil Argued over whether to get the ship away from the shore and into deep water or into a harbor Captain Mangoras was charged and arrested for the spill For the next 6 months they tried to clean up the shores Cost more than 6 billion dollars Prestige should have never been at sea in the rst place Kostasos was original captain but abandoned the ship Prestige was owned by a Greek Shipping company Serious stuff wrong with it Boilers in bad condition Structure problems Etc Not enough has been done to protect Fleishman coast Rusted hall still contains 35 tons of oil 0 Balance between economic and environmental growth 0 O 0 Reduce deforestation Manage and control transportation routes How to protect the people from dangers of coal and oil mining