California may have gained statehood on September 9, 1850, but the roots that the early Spaniards created, has made California the mecca it is today. California is very diverse state it has desserts, mountains, and is next to the ocean. This creates endless possibilities for growth in many different economy drive industries to flood this great state. The major industries that have made California this mecca are the movie studio system, the aerospace industry, and the agriculture business. In my option the most important industry in California is the agriculture business, I will try not to bore you with my two cents on this topic. Agriculture is a major industry for the Golden State. With 80,500 farms and ranches, California agriculture is a
It’s been years since water came out of my faucet and days since my last drink of water. Even if I did have water would it be worth the risk? Our people have become diseased. Our animals are suffering and we have to walk miles and miles until we find “adequate” water. How long will it be until that nonprofit comes back? It’s not even safe to bathe in, but we do anyway. Skin diseases and infections. When will it stop? We can’t just not have water. But today is the day anyway.
First move to save Mojave 's water resources from getting drain is to control the over-usage of water and city building. Next is to restore water sources by Recharge Ponds, and also give people an awaness about how is the situation and what they can do to help.
The water issue in California is growing every day, especially in a time of drought. However, we are thinking about the water usage in California all wrong. As stated in Michael Hiltzik ‘s article, “The Wrong Way to Think about California Water”.
While it is not a fact that bigger families are happier, it is a fact that the Earth is running out of space. With an estimated 7.3 billion people living on this planet as of now and 2 billion more people are estimated to join the current population by 2050, the world does not have the space nor the resources to keep these many people happy. Whether people like it or not, something has to be done about the growing human population. If the human population continues to grow without anything to slow the growth, humans will die out along with the Earth. Because humanity will run out of resources, there will be economic issues, and there will be serious contamination to the environment. Population control needs to be implemented into countries by governments.
From December 2011 to March 2017, the state of California experienced one of the worst droughts to occur in the region on record. The period between late 2011 and 2014 was the driest in California history since record-keeping began. 102 million trees died in total due
When people think of California gold a picture of California’s gold rush is probably the first thing that pops in their heads. These days most Californians may have a different picture in there head when they think of this. “Let it go California gold”, you can find this on billboards scattered all over the central valley. These billboards show perfectly how these days those words carry a different meaning. Those billboards that you can find scattered all over the valley are referring to peoples’ lawns; why go green when you can go California gold? The past few years have been rough on Californian, as it goes through a historic drought and the effects of this drought have been felt by all Californians. However, for some Californians
One of which, is water. The causes of the drought is the overpopulation of Californians and the fact that most of Southern California is a desert. Also most of California’s water is used in farming because the state has the most utilized valley in the country. So many crops, such as almonds, require massive amounts of water. The effects of overpopulation and lack of natural resources have caused the supply of water in California to become limited. The state needs about eleven trillion gallons of water to recover from this ferocious three year drought. This complication started from 2011 and has been continued throughout 2015 and has been the driest record of California in the past 1200 years causing less fog in the valley and less snow in the mountains. Many costs have risen from the lack of water, included political bills, water implementation, and general usage of the now precious substance. State Climatologist Michael Anderson has said that California cannot count on potential El Niño. The El Niño, under study and statistics, will not fully overcome the
Numerous residents are wasting water without realizing it. “It’s just a bad habit” students at The Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences High School have mentioned. But it is a poor habit that is making the horrible situation in California so much worse. Citizens keep the sprinklers on during winter, keep the water running while brushing teeth as well as washing hands. Image is so important to people that washing cars two or three times a week is
Throughout the course of history, California reigns as one of the driest areas in the United States of America. Like many other places in the United States, California receives precipitation in the forms of rain and snow because of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, though, in smaller increments. Over the past four years, the amount of precipitation that California has received has consistently declined. In 2011, California’s governor, Jerry Brown, declared the state to be experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. Four years later, the drought continues to wreak havoc on the state’s land, population, and wildlife. Many have wondered what is to blame for a drought of this severity. Scientific research performed by many climatologists
with bigger problems than having to cut back because of the drought. Water is the most valuable
As California continues to struggle with water conservation methods, the mayor of Los Angeles has launched a campaign with the name “save the drop.” In the website they have dedicated for this movement, they employ alerting language use in order to convey the sense of urgency to an audience. “The drought in California has been going on for 4 straight years. In January of 2014, the Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency and in April of 2015 issued an Executive Order asking California to reduce water consumption by 25%. Currently, 71% of the State is experiencing extreme drought conditions and many of the state’s water sources are depleted.” (Save the drop) With data like this, it makes it hard for a community to ignore the situation in which
While we cannot control the rainfall, we are compelled to conserve and create water. There is a pond that I pass by every day when I drive to school. Through the last five years, it has greatly decreased in size and what was once green foliage surrounding it is now withered. This visual reminder reminds me to think carefully about how others and I use and waste water. While the Rainmaker is a great solution to the drought, there are steps that Californians can take to reduce their water consumption. Taking shorter showers, stop watering lawns and gardens and recycling water are easy steps in conserving our water intake. As Californians, we have the privilege of taking care of our state. We need to educate ourselves on how to legally conserve our precious water so that future generations have a beautiful state to
People living in California are aware of the current drought, however they do not fully realize how grim it actually is. Everywhere is being effected even in colder areas like San Francisco. According to the official United States Drought monitor, about 70 percent of the state are in extreme drought, with most of central California being in the worst condition. (National Drought Mitigation Center). This has an effect on both the people and the environment. Citizens will have to try to limit their water usage from daily tasks, farmers will have to think of ways in order to grow crops without consuming too much water, and the entire state will spend billions on innovative programs in order to improve the current
Water is an essential factor for survival for all species and the number one ingredient to sustain life, without water nothing would survive. As many Californians already know – or should know by now – California is in a severe drought as of 2012 and has been in a drought for the past 100 years and so on. California has a “Mediterranean” climate where it has a concentrated rainy season followed by a long dry season. For the fourth year in a row the rainy period has not begun, and as Griffin and Anchukaitis state, “the current event is the most severe drought in the last 1200 years.” Now the question is, is the current severe drought due to manmade global warming or due to natural causes in the weather patterns? While natural causes do sound