Human-Environment Systems

The Human-Environment Systems section of the syllabus deals with the following topics. Bear in mind that candidates will be required to answer one question from this section of the syllabus when writing Paper 2 of the CXC Geography Examination.

Natural Hazards

  • Natural hazards
  • The impact of an earthquake OR a volcanic eruption OR a hurricane on life and property
  • Responses to one hazard in a Caribbean country

 

Environmental Degradation

Pollution

 

Global Warming

  • Causes of global warming
  • Consequences of global warming in a named Caribbean country
  • Consequences of global warming in the Maldives
  • Measures to reduce the impact of global warming in a developed country.

 

Coral Reef Destruction

  • Causes and consequences of coral reef destruction
  • Measures taken to reduce the impact in a Caribbean territory.

 

Deforestation

  • Causes and consequences of deforestation
  • Measures taken to reduce the impact in a Caribbean territory.