IB requirement: Explain the causes of soil degradation. Discuss the environmental and socio-economic consequences of this process, together with management strategies.

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Lecture Sources:

 Loess Plateau CS

Take notes on

  • the reasons for soil degradation
  • the socio-economic consequences of soil degradation
  • Explain and evaluate the management strategies that have been used to control soil degradation
  • Research and suggest 3 other possible management strategies

IB style questions:

  • Briefly state the different reasons for soil degradation between LEDCs and MEDCs. [5]
  • Write a thesis statement for this past paper question:
    • Examine the following statement: “Soil is a non-renewable resource” [15]