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Flashcards in Iceland Deck (10):
1

How does Icelandic current climate affect people ( 4 )

1/ Transport
2/ Farming
3/ Tourism
4/ Energy

2

Explain transport ( 3 )

1/ Ice and snow melt from mountain roads impossible in winter
2/ Mountain roads dangerous in winter as vehicles have to cross rivers filled with melt water from glaciers
3/ Internal flights easier than driving in winter

3

Explain energy ( 2 )

1/ rainfall and snow melt add water to Icelandic large rivers used for HEP
2/ Cheap energy attracts refinery companies

4

Explain tourism ( 2 )

1/ income form tourism seasonal as most tourists visit in short summer
2/ Growth industry and very important

5

Explain farming ( 4 )

1/ Only 1% of Iceland can be used for farming
2/ Too cold for wheat to grow
3/ Urbanisation
4/ Farmers overcome climate by using greenhouses heated by geothermal power

6

How does climate change affect Icelandic government ( 3 )

1/ More melt-water so more HELP, cheaper energy;
2/ could be less money from rising sea levels;
3/ Concerned for flooding

7

How does climate change affect Icelandic farmers ( 2 )

1/ Benefit from longer growing season, more profits , higher standard of living.
2/ some flooding risk

8

How does climate change affect Icelandic tourist industry ( 2 )

1/ Longer summer visits in summer, more money
2/ but if glaciers melt, people may not want to come

9

How does climate change affect Icelandic shipping industry ( 2 )

1/ More open arctic ocean, better routes to USA, Russia, Canada so massive economical benefit

10

What is used to manage climate change

1/ Green tax on energy bills with the money invested in renewable energy sources
2/ Kyoto protocol - international agreement to set targets to reduce greenhouse gases
3/ Cap and trade