Name_____________________________Date______________Period_____Mood____________________________ Environmental Determinism or Possibilism? Directions: Read through each statement and decide whether it’s describing environmental determinism or possibilism. Statement Tropical climates cause laziness and relaxed attitudes. The Green revolution, Invention of fertilizers and pesticides, the modern irrigation methods and the organic farming methods have also contributed to the high output of crops and other products related to agriculture to meet the high food demands across the world. Ellsworth Huntington developed a theory stating that the economic development in a country could be predicted based on its distance from the equator. He said temperate climates with short growing seasons stimulate achievement, economic growth, and efficiency. The ease of growing things in the tropics, on the other hand, hindered their advancement. Modern means of communication such as computers, internet, mobiles, cable TV has changed the world into a global village. Now within seconds, you can see and talk to your loved ones who are thousands of miles away from you. These revolutions have helped humans to make their lives easy and comfortable. Environmental Determinism or Possibilism? Explain Civilizations in colder climates are more successful due to the weather. The industrial revolution began in the 18th century in Great Britain & it truly changed the way people lived. It was not an overnight phenomenon but rather was the end result of series of inventions. It originated in Great Britain in 1750 and from there it spread to North America and Europe during the19th century. The invention of the steam engine gave a boost to the iron and textile industries. Aristotle (350BC): People of relatively cold climates have more energy than those of mild climate. Historically, societies developed methods of dealing with their local climates, and those tools and behaviors became ingrained cultural customs. As the world becomes more interconnected, these customs are changing, and so is the definition of something as elemental as comfort.