England
Tim & Kaitlin
1. Determine the population of the country you have selected and any other facts/stats on your country that you deem relevant (geographic location, climate etc). A picture of the country’s flag should also be provided.
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Countries of England- colour coded to show population
(this question was done by Tim)

  • Population: 51,092,000
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    England Coat Of arms
  • Capital: London
  • Area: 130.395km2
  • Language Most Spoken: English
  • Ethnic Groups (races): White: 90%
South Asian: 5.3%
Black: 2.7%
Mixed Race: 1.6%
Other: 0.6%

  • Currency: Pound Sterling
Climate: England has a temperate climate with a fair share of rainfall all year round. (temperate climates are the climates that go without extreme tempretures and rain/snow.) the tempretures around england hardly ever fall below -5 degree or rise above 30 degree. most of the wind in england is generated from the south-west near the Atlantic Ocean and can also bring mild and wet whether upon England. the driest part of England is in the east and the warmest is in the west. Snowfall usually occurs during the winter and early spring.


2. What is the overall environmental health status of your country? Identify a major landmark/area within your country that is experiencing environmental issues. (this question was done by Tim)
England’s Environment is under quite some pressure from the roads, the airports and the houses. This shows that the cost of over-development on the environment and quality of life are very clear in what results because of it. Greenhouse Gas Emissions increased .6% in one year. (2005 to 2006). This was just in the UK alone. Carbon Dioxide emissions (CO2) increased in the same year by 1.2%. (England has only reduced CO2 emissions by 5.3% since 1990. England has recorded twelve of its warmest months since April 2007. The summer and spring of 1006 saw rainfall that was above average which ended the drought from the previous year and sea levels continue to rise at a global
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Flag of England
above average rate.



3. Discuss the human impacts that may lead to the environment damage highlighted above? (this question was done by Tim)
The building of moer commercial and industrial builings such as Airports housing blocks and roads could have a huge effect on England 's environmental status.
it will also have an impact on the way we live our daily lives. England also needs to cut down on GHG emissions and Co2 emissions otherwise the increase and the rise of sea levels will continually sore off the scales. Higher temperatures will gradually melt down all the ice in Greenland and Antarctia- this, resulting in sea levels rising dramatically. For example, when the Anatartic and Greenland melt completly, sea levels will rise up to 20-25ft. this result in most of the coastal areas f some countries becoming drowned out by the sea. It will cover that much of New York that the site of the World Tade Center Memorial Centre will be covered over by the sea. that ischatastrophic. The speed of Global Warming is occuring is faster than some plants and animal species can keep up and cope with. Some will adapt to the rate of GW (Global Warming) and survive but others will soon suffer and become extinct.
Global Warming will also have an impact on the health of human beings. With the rising temperatures there will be an increase in more heat related illnesses during the hot summers etc. there will also bean increase in breathing problems as higher temperatures will increase air pollution in cities which will reduce air quality. Water resources will also be affected. Some reservoirs may dry up if the temperature increases, even more if rainfall also decreases. Rising sea levels could very well pollute fresh groundwater supplies with salt water. aggriculture will be affected greatly. hotter temperatures and lesser rainfall will affect where crops can be grown.
We need to act now if we all want a future!

4. What strategies are the government bodies or other groups within your country implementing to combat the environmental issues? (this question was done by Tim)
The UK government. which was headed by Tony Blair at the time declared that they had intentions to reduce GHG emissions by up to 20% by the end of the first period of the kyoto protocol. it is said that the UK (England) will struggle to acheive such a goal as the facts show that energy in the UK is on popular demand. in the past 40 years the rate of energy has increased by 0.5% in each of those 40 years. recent figures have showed that the UK's Co2 emmisions are rising instead of falling as planned. it was recorded in 2003 that Co2 emissions had an increase of 2.2% and an increase of 1.5% in 2004. Energy demand has risen in all parts of the UK's economy which includes transport, electricity, and space heating. Tony Blair's Government had a few ptions of reducing these emissions. these included wind power and the renewable energy. they also had the options of investments in tidal, wave and solar systems; a new nuclear power programme; subsidies for energy efficient household appliances; new building regulations that will incorporate energy efficient designs; carbon taxes including a rise in fuel duties; and a reduction in the prices of alternative fuels such as bio-diesel.
Some say Nuclear Energy is the answer.
The Royal Commission set out four different scenarios for the UK to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by mid century. the first scenario involved a 57 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be obtained through the deployment of at least 52 GW of nuclear power. the second and third scenario's involded a reduction in energy use of more than a third. Scenario 4 required an energy reduction of nearly one half compared to energy demands in 1998.
Some say Nuclear Energy is the answer to our problems of global warming as it will reduce GHG emissions and replace fossil fuels. One man by the name of Peter Bunyard believes its not the key at all.
"Nuclear energy makes economic nonsense and ecological disaster and provides great opportunities for terrorists." -Peter Bunyard



8) Has your country signed on the Kyoto protocol? (this question was done by Tim)

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that has an aim to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emisions.
England joined the kyoto protocol on the 5th February 2005.



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References:
http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/Climate/Older/Temperate_Climate.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England#Climate http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/research/climate-energy/default.htm
http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php
http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/Global_Warming/Younger/Impacts.html
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/regions/southern/1168940/1169042/1174794/?lang=_e
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/ESIGW.php