Thursday, October 26, 2006

Global ecosystems 'face collapse'

Worried about the size of our/your Ecological Footprint?? Have a look at this article and be very worried! It's from the BBC which also includes a good range of graphs. The Guardian have recently done a range of articles too including this explanation on Ecological Footprint. Thanks Tom Line for this info!
What are you doing to reduce your ecological footprint? A good start is this device. It makes sure that your computer peripherals only come on when your computer comes on. Works with TV's, videos also.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Australian Bushfires

Currently in Year 11 we're looking at Australian Bushfires. This BBC article looks at the 2005 Bushfires in and around Adelaide.

The National Museum of Australia has an excellent section on Bushfires

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Interesting Geo Political Game – Darfur

MTV have hosted an interesting game called Darfur is Dying which
is concerned with the genocide that is occuring in Sudan. It has led to
over 700,000 people protesting about the appaling conditions that local
people have to live under.

The BBC recently wrote an article on it.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Boscastle Floods

New Boscastle Resources..
The environment Agency has produced a couple of resources on their website.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The WWF living planet report 2004

will help with the cross unit question from Unit 4 Global Challenge
2003 Question 7 all about the Ecological Footprint. It's a detailed living planet report by the WWF from 2004. You could print it off but it's all in colour and 44 pages..

There's also a movie or Flash animation showing how our footprint has changed over time…

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Brown Willy Hike

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The 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone And Its Impacts on Flooding

The 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone And Its Impacts on Flooding

Includes some great info on Land Use Zoning too.


Great satellite images and pics of Dhaka

Something in the Air

Something in the Air this is an interesting page with links to Mexico Air quality and Inversion.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Bodmin College, Cornwall

Bodmin College, Cornwall

This website has the links to the AS blogs

The Hydrologic Cycle

The Hydrologic Cycle

Davey has found a brilliant Hydrological Cycle Animation with soothing
music, and excellent definitions for the processes, inputs and outputs
of the Hydrological Cycle.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Kathryn's Geography Blog

Kathryn's Geography Blog

This is the best of my AS geography Blogs so far!

Topical, updated and interesting to read.

I especially like the articles on water shortage in Spain

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A2 Natural Hazards

This is a selection of links describing the CAUSES of a variety of Natural Hazards.


This site has an excellent introduction to Volcanoes and their causes.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hydrological Cycle

Today we looked at residence times and the hydrological cycle.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

AS Geography Blogs

AS Geography Students had their first task today. Create a Geography
Blog. Here's a list of some of their attempts so far. Come back and
check for frequent updates.

Neil Ashton: NeilGeoBlog
Guilherme Bandeira: Guilhermewb
Sam Barnard: Samsgeogblog
Hannah Crow: Hannah's Blog
Stacey Darrock: Stacesblog
Chris Fryer: FryerGeog
Sean Hawkey: SeanHawkey
Kira Hearn: Geography Blog
Jason Willis: GeogBlog
Jamie Mullis: Geography Stuff
Tom Line: GeographyWizard

Welcome to my AS Geog Students

Hi all you keen geogers!

A great website is the GeographyPages which has lots of resources on a variety of geographical issues.


Set up the blog using

  1. River Environments is the first section of the Physical Geography Syllabus.
    1. Search for and write a diary of events for Hurricane Katrina
    2. See if you can include a photo blog as a section for Hurricane Katrina
    3. Make sure you find out the main causes of the Floods in Mississippi as well as the causes of Hurricane Katrina
    4. Add a section on the Hydrological Cycle, Residence Times, and the Drainage Basin System
    5. Finally add a section of useful geographical websites which you can access from the right

Tuesday, June 28, 2005



There is a great population clock here.

Here is an interesting article about Russia’s falling population.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Tectonics/ Earthquakes/Volcanoes – This is a great site which has a multitude of links

Friday, January 21, 2005

Asian Tsunami – Boxing Day 2004 0059GMT


The Asian Tsunami was the result of a large subsea earthquake that
occured at 0059 GMT 0659 Local Time on Boxing Day 2004. It was the
largest Natural Disaster in modern times causing in excess of 200,000

The Best Resource come from the New York Times which has an excellent Interactive Map but you'll need to scroll down half way and find the Multimedia Section.

The BBC has an extensive set of reports including a good animation to show the causes of the Tsunami. There is also a timeline of events as the giant wave crossed the Indian Ocean. The Guardian also has a special Web Report. The CBC has some good multimedia links as well. Tsunami Videos has some amazing footage.

The Early Warning System which may have saved many is costly but being used in Japan

The impacts on the main countries, including excellent satellite images of the can be seen at:

The free Encyclopaedia Wikipedia has a good list of entries which include descriptions of what a Tsunami is.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

A2: Global Warming and Greenhouse Effect

Fact or Myth? Cause and Effect. Solutions and Dissolutions.

Project Learn: Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere -For general information about the atmosphere then this is a fantastic starting point

Remember the Greenhouse Effect is a GOOD thing!

  • Greenhouse Effect – Great detailed information here including a good variey of pictures and diagrams
  • The BBC – As usual from the Beeb a good basic starting point on the effect but a little watered down

Monday, November 15, 2004

Three Gorges Dam, China

An Environmental Catastrophe or Engineering Masterpiece?

What do you think?

China OnlineA good overview which includes positives and negatives

Chinese People DailySome good pictures of the construction of the Dam

BBC Picture FileThe Scale of the Dam is clearly shown here

The Tiger Leaping Forward Dam!Now the Chines Government are thinking about building another dam!

CNN – China's biggest construction project since the Great Wall generates controversy at home and abroad

Sediment problem eased at Three GorgesSiltation at Three Gorges was always going to be a problem. From The China Daily

Cracks appear in Three Gorges dam The Guardian Reported problems with the Dam just after the reservoir was filled

Hidden danger behind Three Gorges dam Could an Earthquake Destroy the Three Gorges Dam?

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Year 13 Sahel Project

Here are a list of links which should help you with your Sahel Project

  1. Myths and Misconceptions about Solving the Desertification Problem in Africa
  2. Damage to fragile environments: farming in the Sahel Management issues
  3. Satellite Image of the Sahel
  4. Sahel Fieldtrip! Choose your country
  5. THE OECD (Orgainization for Economic Cooperation and Development ) Sahel Club

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Kobe Earthquake

Your job is to research the Kobe Earthquake using the headings from your Assessment which are:

1. An Explaination of Why Earthquakes occur in Japan

2. An Explaination of Why the Kobe Earthquake was so Disastrous

3.Describe what happened to Mr and Mrs Endo and why

4.Suggest the ways people can prepare and respond to Earthquakes.

You can use my Internet Page at as well as the Eartquake Assesment Guide at the SLN site.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Population Birth Rates and Death Rates

Hello Year 8!

Scroll down the page for information on birth rate and death rates for countries of the world. REMEMBER! You have to do the following sum to work out the Natural Increase.

Birth Rate – Death Rate = Natural Increase

Don't worry if it's a negative number this means that there country's population is decreasing.

The Links are:

  1. From Encarta
  2. From Infoplease (Use the 2004 Number)

Here is a link for a new outline map.

Outline Map

Here are some good general Population Sites

Monday, September 13, 2004

The Great Storm of 1987

Michael Fish ,
the BBC weatherman, got it wrong!! After hearing from an old lady that
there was a hurricane on the way he said 'Don't worry, there isn't a
hurricane on the way'.

It was the fourth most strongest storm since records began and 18
people died, 15 million trees were blown down and £1.9 billion of
damage was done to properties.

You can find good information including Weather Charts at the Met Office page. There is a good link here which includes satellite sequence from MeteoSat of the event.

So was it powerful storm or a hurricane as widely reported? Please email any further links you find regarding this famous storm.

Well done Georgina Gormley! Great site found which has historical Synoptic Charts. Find it here

Sunday, September 12, 2004

A Lava fountain, Kilauea, Hawaii. Posted by Hello

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Today's Blog Search is really for Year 9 who are currently just starting their Year 9 topic on Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

This site has
a lot of information about Stromboli in Italy including some great
eruption clips (be aware they may take a while to download). Volcano World is a comprehensive site on many different volcanoes. Select this link for a list of continents and their respective volcanoes. A top vulcanologist has put together a large list of volcanoes here.

You can find an excellent flash animation of a volcanic eruption at the Savage Earth website but make sure you've downloaded Macromedia Flash first.

Earth's Active Volcanoes is another site which has a comprehensive list of the World's active volcanoes.

Should you wish to try making a volcano at home then this is the link for you. Maybe you could ask an Art Teacher or make a paper mache volcano at home. Just be careful!!

Saturday, September 11, 2004


here it is the Grand Opening of Mr PJ's Online Blog. I want to create a
Blog which has Geographical Articles of Interest along with some
escapism links. Please feel free to comment on my Blog.

This is a slightly auspicious date to start my Blog being 9/11 2004 and it seems that certain parts of the world are undergoing their own national disaster at this time. Jamaica appears to be recovering from the most powerful hurricane in its history, Hurricane Ivan. Interestingly Hurricanes or Tropical Cyclones, to use their scientifically correct name, are not simply named on a whim by meteorologists but are named by the World Meteorological Organization according to the time in the Hurricane season when they start.

Blue Planet Posted by Hello