Unit 4 Geography Pollution and Human Health pre releaseWatch this thread
I'm trying to do it by factors that are related to economic development, then find case studies and models which relate to them. For example, I've got 3 factors so far which are pollution, lifestyle and infrastructure, and for pollution my point is that industrialising countries have higher rates of pollution related diseases as they produce the largest amount of pollution and have used the Kuznet Curve to support that argument. I've then looked into air pollution causing various respiratory diseases in China and why that is (industry + rising middle class means more car ownership etc) . I've also researched how there tends to be more isolated large scale pollution incidents in NICs e.g. Bhopal gas disaster, as NICs want to attract foreign investment so offer cheap labour and low operating costs, however they tend to lack safety guidelines + environmental laws. This causes large amount of deaths in the short term but also means that people are born with birth defects in the long term. You could then compare that with a large-scale pollution incident that has happened in an MEDC but caused less deaths due to effective management, safety guidelines etc. Hope that helps!
>>I have no idea what models to use or how to properly build an argument with these case studies?