There are different ways in which people and the environment are connected at a global level. Students will find issues which link local activities to global outcomes. Examples might include:
how air pollution created by industry and traffic in developed countries contributes to climate change around the world
hunting endangered animals in one part of the world to use in other places can lead to their extinction disrupting ecological systems
the impact of water pollution, irrigation and hydro-electric dams on the upper regions of a river such as the Nile affects people downstream
how lack of water, food and environmental problems are sometimes the root cause of international migration
the potential for solar energy invented in one part of the world to be adopted globally to reduce fossil fuel consumption
how international action to ban the use of CFC gasses from factories and home use has succeeded in stopping the growth of the ozone hole which has begun to disappear
Activity 2: The class will discuss the problem of global migration In terms of local environmental problems and its global impact.