2.2.3 The effect of people and places

The footprints in the above Carbon Trust and National Statistics studies are for an average UK citizen. But footprints vary for different individuals and households. For example, another study showed that, on average, people aged 50 to 64 have heavier footprints than all other UK age groups, mainly due to their high spending on car and air travel, eating and drinking, and medical and financial services (Haq et al., 2007, p. 7).

The National Statistics study showed that the UK regions wi
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Burly Hyperbole Luchador
This computer-generated video uses humor to help teach about hyperboles. As two luchadors prepare to fight, one quickly discovers that his opponent, Burly Hyperbole, likes to talk trash and in doing so exaggerates, a lot.  Can you spot all of the hyperboles? The
trash-talking may not be appropriate for younger students unless a discussion is also included on bullying.  (03:28)

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Greek Gods: Crash Course
This video is a quick overview of some of the main Greek gods and goddesses.  The video is in cartoon form and gives names along with what items for which they are best known.
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Conclusion

Hydropower was the earliest means of commercial electricity generation, and currently dominates alternative electricity supply. However, its global capacity for large-scale exploitation is less than six times that currently installed.

Growth of hydropower is slow and its contribution to global electricity supply is falling. Both are due to economic factors, the slow pace of large-scale project construction, the remoteness of high-potential sites, and increasing resistance to the social
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Change-making beyond the catwalk
Fashion journalist and sustainability expert Clare Press hosts an panel that reveals change-making is as diverse as the fashion world itself. Everyone can make a difference — as consumer, designer or industry-professional. She is joined by German designer Ina Budde and Melinda Tually, the driving force behind the Fashion Revolution Australia/NZ, as well as David Giles-Kaye, CEO of The Council of Textile and Fashion. Change-making beyond the catwalk on July 21, 2017, is presented by RMIT Gall
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About Inside Outlook with Gavin P. Sullivan
UWTV presents a new current affairs show, Inside Outlook, featuring in-depth discussion about the important issues facing the Pacific Northwest region. In each episode, host Gavin P. Sullivan moderates a panel of community leaders, educators and activists. In this interview, Inside Outlook host, Gavin P. Sullivan, speaks to why he believes that civil discourse is important when discussing controversial issues, the unique culture of the Pacific Northwest and what he hopes to achieve with the sho
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Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute
Introduction to research groups and activities at the Environmental Change Institute.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand more about the science that underlies the development of genetically modified organisms and in particular how gene transfer is brought about

  • know something of the potential benefits and uncertainties associated with gene transfer and the high levels of technical ingenuity involved

  • understand more the science that underpins the development of Golden Rice and understand why the usefulness o
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2.6.1 Weighing up the evidence: the full cast of suspects

Figure 36 (again adapted from the TAR) takes your thoughts on Question 11 on a stage. It gives estimates of the cumulative effect since pre-industrial times of the various climate change agents, with the contributions expressed in terms of radiative forcing. Note that the figure also includes yet another device for communicating the IPCC's confidence in a particular finding - an indication of the 'level of scientific understanding' that accompanies each estimate. This reflects the authors' su
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The sound of silence
Why does each musical instrument have its own unique sound? What exactly distinguishes a guitar from a fiddle? Follow the story as we find out exactly how a musical note is produced and how to create the sound of silence. This material forms part of The Open University course MU120 Open mathematics. The iTunes U team.
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1.2.4 Surgical methods of contraception

Surgical methods are by and large the most drastic and irreversible ones, ranging from castration to relatively untraumatic tube-tying. Because of the psychological and physiological side-effects, surgical removal of the testes or ovaries is not generally carried out for contraceptive reasons alone, although these operations may be carried out for other reasons, such as the presence of malignant tumours. Any kind of surgical sterilization can be physiologically traumatic for a woman, as it in
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3.3 Optical amplifiers

Figure 22 shows in outline one possible structure for an Erbium-doped fibre amplifier (EDFA).

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Using chemistry to rescue ancient artefacts
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Kirsty Penkman, Kirsty High and Nicky Milner of the University of York explain how chemistry can be used to work out which archaeological sites need urgent excavation to save artefacts from degrading.
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Boscombe Pier entrance DP162125

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Neck Building, Boscombe Pier, Undercliff Drive, Bournemouth Dorset. General view of pier entrance and canopy.
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Introduction

This unit examines how self-assembled structures based on lipids and proteins provide a framework for cellular processes.

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Engineering small worlds: micro and nano technologies (T356).


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Battlefield: The Battle of Midway (3/12)
In June 1942, the most decisive naval battle of WWII was fought between the United States of America and the Japanese empire. Waged entirely of aircraft carriers, hundreds of miles apart, the Battle of Midway was the first major fleet encounter in which the ships on each side never came within visual range of enemy vessels. Victory or defeat depended not on the big guns of battleships, but on the carrier born bombers and torpedo bombers flying over vast tracks of ocean to seek and destroy their
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2 Altering the environment

Later in this course we will be considering a number of ways in which humans alter their environment.

Question 3

In what ways do you think we are altering the environment?


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Professor Tania Lewis plenary address FILLM conference, India
‘Magical Modernities’, Invited Plenary Address for the Triennial conference of FILLM (the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures), University of Delhi,15-17 March 2017. Magical Modernities? Post-secularism and spiritualism on Indian television Channel surfing on morning television in India—a truly bewildering experience given there are now 800 plus channels and rising—involves navigating a mix of news and sports channels, children’s shows, cookery shows, soaps,
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3.5 Reactions and reflections

Activity 8

0 hours 15 minutes

Read the Case Study ‘Sarah's story: Sarah and John’

Make notes on the reactions presented in the Case Study.

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