The water scarcity of China, which is triggered lots of reasons, such as natural damage, inordinate emission of human industry or other reasons, which negatively influence the water pollution, also, with the climate change, the glacier is melting dramatically, warm temperature and precipitation change natural pattern and increase the desertification(News from the earth institute). China becomes drier every year, and there are varied of products related to agriculture. Two water scarcity issues of China are that uneven distribution of the water recourse and the water pollution. China’s south to north water diversion project have caused lots of positive effects in the uneven distribution of water. As China’s population and economy have improved totally, so a plan for water is essential for China development.
World War One was a huge event in World History, and it is widely considered as a terrible thing although it may not be as bad as you may think. As time continues, society evolves. This centuries evolution could be inspired by and correlated alongside World War One. Seeing what Canada is today, it may not have been possible without the First World War. The First World War had the most significant impact on the Canadian nation, changing it for decades to come.
During the Cold War era from 1945-1980, the environment took priority in American society. Awareness about the need to preserve the planet culminated in a nationwide Earth Day which proved the growing worry about the lack of sustainability found on Earth. Other environmental factors required immediate action to be taken before the detrimental effects of humans and their role in society would be too much for this world to handle. Although there are a variety of factors that raised awareness about the dangerous environment on earth, it was ultimately the implementation of the first Earth Day, tempting climate in the Sun Belt, and the environmental movement by Rachel Carson that brought the awareness to harsh environmental factors in the late
In turn, proving Quebec’s secession from is not the solution it needs to feel fulfilled in Canadian society as the negative implications for secession would put Quebec citizens in a compromising position. Firstly, Quebec’s secession from Canada will lead to a drastic decline in their economy.For instance, trade negotiations between Canada and the United states will have to include Quebec. This would mean coming up with entirely new terms to trade.In a article written by Patrick Grady it discusses the effects that separation will have on Canada and Quebec. In the article it states “ Quebec is an integral part of the Canadian economy.
Throughout Canada, increasing use is being made of award winning Echo Sound Barriers to counteract noise pollution. As companies become aware of the advantages of the range of noise reduction solutions available from the Echo Barrier company, the impact of noise on the environment in Canada is reducing. This can only be an advantage to the health and welfare of the nation. Unacceptable levels of sound can come from many sources. Construction and building work, demolition sites, generators, airports and railways and even children playing in the garden can make life unbearable for those who live or work in close proximity.
Surface water pollution occurs in many ways. They could be solid or liquid discharge from households and industries and agricultural lands entering the waterways. Rivers get polluted due to industrial effluents, agricultural leachate, household and tourism wastes. Lakes also get polluted from industrial effluents and other sources one among the main contributors being tourism. Oceans are vast water bodies, and large quantities of wastes have been dumped into them under the assumption that its not a serious problem.
Introduction Slow Death by Rubber Duck: The Secret Danger of Everyday Things by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie gave important information on how common products and items we use daily, are toxic and dangerous for our health and the environment. Smith and Lourie are environmental advocates in Canada who were inspired through their work with Toxic Nation to test how coming into contact with items that are high in certain chemicals, can increase the levels of that chemical in bodies. An example that I found relatable was microwaving food in plastic containers increases your exposure to BPA and your risk for certain disease such as cancer. This book gives a mixture of historical background on each chemical mention in the book and what Smith or Lourie
Canada has a very rich history, despite being a younger country than most. This history constitutes many different methods, good or bad, that Canadians have tried in order to develop a significant national identity. For instance, Canada played an important role in both of the World Wars in attempts to establish a distinct national identity on the global stage. After World War Two, Canada joined the United Nations and began performing peacekeeping missions to provide aid to countries, thus creating a new facet to the Canadian national identity. However, Canada has also used unjust methods, such as establishing residential schools as a way to assimilate the First Nations into the government’s idea of what Canadian national identity should be.
In Northern Alberta where the Mikisew Cree live, oil and toxic pollutants flow into Lake Athabasca from the deposits. Lake Athabasca is an extremely important lake to many indigenous communities because it provides resources such as fish for them to eat, which is an essential component of their diet. The lake is also a source of water for the residents who use it for multiple routines and chores. Many locals have stated that no one eats fish from Lake Athabasca nowadays because they are aware of the dangers. As proven, researchers discovered that fish and animals in nearby water sources contained a high concentration of toxic contaminants.
(pg 47, anthony downs) Concerns about pollution were gradually raised from the 1940’s when LA was deemed the smog metropolis of the world, as well as the the 1950s when the great smog severely affected London (PG 273, Nature and Power: A Global History of the EnvironmentBy Joachim Radkau0) In the 1970’s, acid rain, one of major environmental issue due to industrial exhausts came to the world’s attention. It became an international issue because the effects were transnational and people could visibly see the impact of chemicals. ( pg 387, a history of the world). The Canadian lakes were undergoing acidification due to emissions from power plants in the United States, The Scandinavians found that their waterways were being damaged from coal combustion emissions in Britain and Germany while Poland and its neighbors realized that their use of sulfur-rich coal was causing acid rain in the region.
The resulting debt of more than $2 billion would fundamentally change the nature of our post-war economy. To pay off our debt, the Canadian government must now may over $164 million per year. This debt that was collected due to this excessive war is the cause for our current establishment of income tax and other extra fees. Although World War 1 did bring some positive change to Canada, it also had much negative impact on our nation, our people, and our future. It caused massive human casualties, damaged our soldiers, destroyed the Halifax harbour, established conscription, and has caused Canada to accumulate huge amounts of debt.
Climate change is now recognized as a global issue, which affects ecosystem, human and economy. The impact of changing climate happens everywhere, but Canada has more proactively addressed than other countries due to the geography and diversity. However, government remains some challenges openly. Recently, Catherine McKenna, who is Canada’s minister of environment and climate change, was appointed newly on November 4th (Prystupa, 2015). There are key points as the challenge of climate change that she must solve immediately.
(CSU, 2015) The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic has shown the direct impacts of the warming of our planet and further proves the science behind climate change. The Mountain Pine Beetle now poses as another threat to the forests of North America and our environment. The pine beetle issue is much deeper than just having dead trees. The impacts the epidemic has had since 1995 has changed the landscape of Western North America forever and it greatly impacts communities, national forests, public lands, private lands, the lumber industry and water qualities in the