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can somebody PLEASE help me on this 33 marker for geography.

Assess the view that natural shock are the biggest threat to global food security (33 marks)

Some ideas:
- tectonic hazards (natural)
- pandemic (human)
- conflict (human)

(i do OCR A-level and this is the 'future of food' topic)
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can somebody PLEASE help me on this 33 marker for geography.

Assess the view that natural shock are the biggest threat to global food security (33 marks)

Some ideas:
- tectonic hazards (natural)
- pandemic (human)
- conflict (human)

(i do OCR A-level and this is the 'future of food' topic)
Personally I would use the following structure to tackle this question....

Introduction
- Define 'natural' shock vs 'human' shock
- Establish what 4 'shocks' you are going to assess (2 natural, 2 human)
- Establish whether you are going to argue natural shocks or human shocks are the biggest threat - state your argument from the start!

Paragraph 1: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a natural phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. any tectonic hazard of earthquake, tsunami, volcano
- Introduce the hazard and explain its impacts on food security -> Why is it a threat?
- Bring in evidence of this hazard impacting global food security with a case study
- Link back to the question and conclude why this proves this 'natural shock' is the biggest threat to global food security

Paragraph 2: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose an alternative natural phenomena which threats food security e.g. droughts, floods
- Use same structure as paragraph 1
- Remember to link back to the question and why this is the biggest threat

Paragraph 3: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. conflict, political corruption
- Use same structure as paragraph 1 and 2
- Link back to the question '...therefore, this proves why natural shocks are not the biggest threat, in fact human shocks are because...'

Paragraph 4: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose another human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. pandemic
- Use same structure as paragraph 1-3
- Link back to the question arguing why this human shock is the biggest threat (and why it is not natural shocks)

Conclusion
- Round up your essay
- Come to a clear judgement as to which shock is the biggest threat
- Explain why this shock is a bigger threat compared to the others
- Link back to the question either agreeing or disagreeing as to whether your chosen biggest shock is natural or human

Further advice...
- Remember to use key terms (examiners love these!)
- Use an in-depth case study or multiple case studies to provide evidence to your argument
- Examiners love a short-term vs. long-term judgement -> In the short-term natural shocks are bigger threats because of their magnitude, however we hold capacity to overcome these threats more easily. Therefore, in the long-term human shocks are bigger threats because (factor e.g. wars) are often prolonged and take a long time to overcome
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Personally I would use the following structure to tackle this question....

Introduction
- Define 'natural' shock vs 'human' shock
- Establish what 4 'shocks' you are going to assess (2 natural, 2 human)
- Establish whether you are going to argue natural shocks or human shocks are the biggest threat - state your argument from the start!

Paragraph 1: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a natural phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. any tectonic hazard of earthquake, tsunami, volcano
- Introduce the hazard and explain its impacts on food security -> Why is it a threat?
- Bring in evidence of this hazard impacting global food security with a case study
- Link back to the question and conclude why this proves this 'natural shock' is the biggest threat to global food security

Paragraph 2: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose an alternative natural phenomena which threats food security e.g. droughts, floods
- Use same structure as paragraph 1
- Remember to link back to the question and why this is the biggest threat

Paragraph 3: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. conflict, political corruption
- Use same structure as paragraph 1 and 2
- Link back to the question '...therefore, this proves why natural shocks are not the biggest threat, in fact human shocks are because...'

Paragraph 4: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose another human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. pandemic
- Use same structure as paragraph 1-3
- Link back to the question arguing why this human shock is the biggest threat (and why it is not natural shocks)

Conclusion
- Round up your essay
- Come to a clear judgement as to which shock is the biggest threat
- Explain why this shock is a bigger threat compared to the others
- Link back to the question either agreeing or disagreeing as to whether your chosen biggest shock is natural or human

Further advice...
- Remember to use key terms (examiners love these!)
- Use an in-depth case study or multiple case studies to provide evidence to your argument
- Examiners love a short-term vs. long-term judgement -> In the short-term natural shocks are bigger threats because of their magnitude, however we hold capacity to overcome these threats more easily. Therefore, in the long-term human shocks are bigger threats because (factor e.g. wars) are often prolonged and take a long time to overcome
you are a ****ing god send. i have never loved a stranger so much. this was so detailed omg tysm

(if you are doing mocks this year, im pretty sure this qu will come up)
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Personally I would use the following structure to tackle this question....

Introduction
- Define 'natural' shock vs 'human' shock
- Establish what 4 'shocks' you are going to assess (2 natural, 2 human)
- Establish whether you are going to argue natural shocks or human shocks are the biggest threat - state your argument from the start!

Paragraph 1: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a natural phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. any tectonic hazard of earthquake, tsunami, volcano
- Introduce the hazard and explain its impacts on food security -> Why is it a threat?
- Bring in evidence of this hazard impacting global food security with a case study
- Link back to the question and conclude why this proves this 'natural shock' is the biggest threat to global food security

Paragraph 2: Yes, natural shocks are the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose an alternative natural phenomena which threats food security e.g. droughts, floods
- Use same structure as paragraph 1
- Remember to link back to the question and why this is the biggest threat

Paragraph 3: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose a human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. conflict, political corruption
- Use same structure as paragraph 1 and 2
- Link back to the question '...therefore, this proves why natural shocks are not the biggest threat, in fact human shocks are because...'

Paragraph 4: No, natural shocks are not the biggest threat to global food security
- Choose another human phenomena which threatens global food security e.g. pandemic
- Use same structure as paragraph 1-3
- Link back to the question arguing why this human shock is the biggest threat (and why it is not natural shocks)

Conclusion
- Round up your essay
- Come to a clear judgement as to which shock is the biggest threat
- Explain why this shock is a bigger threat compared to the others
- Link back to the question either agreeing or disagreeing as to whether your chosen biggest shock is natural or human

Further advice...
- Remember to use key terms (examiners love these!)
- Use an in-depth case study or multiple case studies to provide evidence to your argument
- Examiners love a short-term vs. long-term judgement -> In the short-term natural shocks are bigger threats because of their magnitude, however we hold capacity to overcome these threats more easily. Therefore, in the long-term human shocks are bigger threats because (factor e.g. wars) are often prolonged and take a long time to overcome
hey just wondering, you dont have to ofc!

but do you have any idea what i could write for this question?:
How impacts of seismic activity are severely worsened by the water cycle
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hey just wondering, you dont have to ofc!

but do you have any idea what i could write for this question?:
How impacts of seismic activity are severely worsened by the water cycle
My first question is how many marks is this question? And secondly, what topic does it come under? Is the topic about volcanic or earthquake hazards or just a general tectonic hazards topic?

Seismic volcanic activity would be worsened by the water cycle through....
- Lahar formation
- Flanks of volcanoes with steep slopes and lots of water present could produce landslides/mass movement of volcanic debris
- Water presence in the volcanic crater can produce a more explosive eruption style

Seismic activity could cause earthquakes. Earthquake impacts could be worsened by the water cycle because....
- liquefaction from shaking impacts of roads/pavements is more likely if the water table sits high
- natural drainage systems may be impacted through shaking
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My first question is how many marks is this question? And secondly, what topic does it come under? Is the topic about volcanic or earthquake hazards or just a general tectonic hazards topic?

Seismic volcanic activity would be worsened by the water cycle through....
- Lahar formation
- Flanks of volcanoes with steep slopes and lots of water present could produce landslides/mass movement of volcanic debris
- Water presence in the volcanic crater can produce a more explosive eruption style

Seismic activity could cause earthquakes. Earthquake impacts could be worsened by the water cycle because....
- liquefaction from shaking impacts of roads/pavements is more likely if the water table sits high
- natural drainage systems may be impacted through shaking
You're so clever tysm. i didnt even think of that. those points are beautiful

it was 12 marks and it's a synoptic link, so it's to do with topics, 'Hazardous Earth' and the water cycle

I think i need to come up with one more point though, so could i talk about tsunamis generated by earthquakes too?
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You're so clever tysm. i didnt even think of that. those points are beautiful

it was 12 marks and it's a synoptic link, so it's to do with topics, 'Hazardous Earth' and the water cycle

I think i need to come up with one more point though, so could i talk about tsunamis generated by earthquakes too?
Yes tsunamis that are generated from undersea earthquakes and vertical seafloor displacement etc such as the Japan Tohoku earthquake in 2011 is another good idea to talk about. Or you could talk about longer term sea level change (eustasy) and the formation of emergent landforms, especially through glacial isostatic adjustment and postglacial rebound where the melting of ice sheets and glaciers releases pressure from the landmass and causes land uplift and consequent local sea level fall.
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Yes tsunamis that are generated from undersea earthquakes and vertical seafloor displacement etc such as the Japan Tohoku earthquake in 2011 is another good idea to talk about. Or you could talk about longer term sea level change (eustasy) and the formation of emergent landforms, especially through glacial isostatic adjustment and postglacial rebound where the melting of ice sheets and glaciers releases pressure from the landmass and causes land uplift and consequent local sea level fall.
Thank you! i did talk about the first point, but the second is a really good linkage one but unfortuantely, i've already given it in.

thank you sm though
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