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Bangladesh and the Maldives are situated on some of the higher islands in the Asian region and are therefore not concerned about sea level rise.
-Bangladesh and the Maldives are sometimes referred to as canaries in climate change due to their location at particularly low elevations resulting in significant threat from any sea level rise
The sand seas of the Middle East often experience the unpleasant combination of high temperatures and hot, sand-laden winds, creating sandstorms known as
Permafrost is an area of permanently frozen ground. This is a major concern with global warming because large quantities of greenhouse gases are released as this area of land warms.
he Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia are some of the tallest mountains on earth with peaks reaching over 23,000 feet.
-Their peaks reach over 13,000 feet
The former country of Yugoslavia splint into several independent states: Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and:
Today, the United States leads the world in estimated coal reserves
The countries of eastern Eurasia were at one time referred to as the Occident, from the Latin word for "facing the west" or "facing the sunset".
-The countries of eastern Eurasia were at one time referred to as the Orient, from the Latin word for facing the east or facing the sunrise.
Which of the following is Not one of the four largest cities, with respect to population, of the Oceania / Pacific region?
Once GPS satellites are launched, they are never monitored
-GPS satellites are constantly monitored, as the GPS receiver calculates its distance from multiple GPS satellites to determine its position.
A map of population density for the European region is perhaps best understood in comparison to proximity to water, as settlements have historically developed around coastal areas and along major rivers, which were primary sources of transportation.
The Ural Mountains typically separate Europe and Russia and are some of the tallest mountains on earth.
-The Ural Mountains are rather low with an average elevation below 2,000 feet
The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions dramatically changed how we produce food and products, but ultimately had little impact on our relationship with the natural environment.
-Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions dramatically changed our relationship with the natural environment. The Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions increased substantially our capacity to consume resources, modify landscapes, grow in number, and spread in distribution.
A billion people or fifteen percent of the world's population rely on fish as their primary source of protein.
The majority of the smaller Pacific islands lying in the tropics are influenced by the easterly _______ that bring abundant precipitation for tropical rain forest climate and biome types.
The earth's surface can be divided into five distinct oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern
The Ominous "Russian Cross" refers to
the country's population as displayed on a age structure diagram or population pyramid
Afghanistan is so mountainous and arid that most of the population lives in the urban areas and larger cities.
18. GIS stand for
Geographic Informations System
Terrorism is complicated and challenging to defend against. However, the United States is completely safe from any future or potential attack, with its substantial investment and commitment to safety and prevention.
The idea that the physical environment controls and molds the behavior of the people is called
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