Our Changing Planet

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Our Changing Planet covers all parts of the Standard Level and Higher Level Core for IBDP Geography Paper 2. The book contains 336 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 9 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus.

Chapter 1 is ‘Patterns of population and economic development’. It comprises 48 pages divided into three sections:

  1. Population distribution
  2. Economic Development
  3. Comparative case studies of population and economic development in Papua New Guinea and China

Chapter 2 is ‘Changing populations and places’. It comprises 48 pages divided into seven sections:

  1. Population change
  2. Comparative case studies of population change in Cambodia and Russia
  3. Megacity growth
  4. A case study of Shenzhen, China
  5. Forced migration and internal displacement
  6. A case study of forced migration from Syria to Turkey to flee political conflict
  7. A case study of forced migration in Niger to flee environmental problems

Chapter 3 is ‘Challenges and opportunities’. It comprises 28 pages divided into four sections:

  1. Population trends
  2. Population Policies
  3. The demographic dividend
  4. A case study of the demographic dividend in Vietnam

Chapter 4 is ‘Causes of global climate change’. It comprises 23 pages divided into three sections:

  1. The atmospheric system
  2. The natural greenhouse effect
  3. The enhanced greenhouse effect

Chapter 5 is ‘Consequences of global climate change’. It comprises 32 pages divided into two large sections:

  1. Consequences of global climate change
  2. Impacts of climate change

Chapter 6 is ‘Responding to climate change’. It comprises 44 pages divided into five sections:

  1. Climate change risk and vulnerability
  2. Contrasting case studies of the responses to climate change in Kiribati and Turkmenistan
  3. Government-led adaptation and mitigation
  4. Civil society and corporate strategies to address climate change
  5. Case study of a civil society response by providing biogas to farming villages in Guizhou, China

Chapter 7 is ‘Global trends in consumption’. It comprises 42 pages divided into three large sections:

  1. Poverty reduction and the new global middle class
  2. Trends in resource consumption
  3. Global patterns and trends

Chapter 8 is ‘Impacts of changing trends in resource consumption’. It comprises 30 pages divided into four sections:

  1. The water-energy-food nexus
  2. The implications of climate change for the water-energy-food nexus
  3. Comparative case studies of the water-energy-food nexus in Albania and Kyrgyzstan
  4. The disposal and recycling of consumer wastes

Chapter 9 is ‘Resource stewardship’. It comprises 48 pages divided into four sections:

  1. Divergent thinking about population and resource consumption
  2. Resource stewardship strategies
  3. The circular economy
  4. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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