Wildfire: The Importance Of Environmental Issues In California

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Environmental issues are problems within the planet’s systems (air, water, soil, etc)that have developed as a result of human interference or mistreatment of the planet. Environmental concerns have closely followed California’s development of water resources since its earliest days as a state. Early miners make use of water to remove gold through hydraulic mining. Debris resulting from these mining practices washed down in rivers and streams, choking them and harming aquatic life and causing flooding. By the 1970s, however, environmental awareness had grown to an extent that environmental considerations were factored into the water supply equation. More than 90 percent has been destroyed by human activity, creating environmental issues across…show more content…
The other most familiar environmental issue in California is Wildfire. Climate experts said the Strong wind was responsible for the fires’ quick incursion into urban areas, but months of record-high temperatures, preceded by heavy rainfall in winter, also fueled the destructive power of the fire that burned through the region. The another most common problem in California is air pollution which is increasing day by day. After WW2, population growth came expanding urban areas, shrinking agricultural lands, and the building of housing developments farther from urban centers. For the first time in many years, cars were affordable; The made most people purchase a car which in turn began to pollute the air. To prevent it in 1946, the California Legislature enacted the first air pollution control law authorizing the formation of county air pollution control districts. Another important environmental issue in California is littering. The early litter data from the Coastal Clean-up Day, held annually in September, shows that plastic bag litter had dropped by 72 percent when compared to 2010. The national anti-litter campaign is also making other ways to reduce…show more content…
This contributes to health problems because many people are either catching diseases such as catching fevers, chest pain, coughing, and spreading them. Many of the people’s food sources are being affected because a huge amount of water is being restricted to use, which is hurting the farmers because they need to produce certain foods. People are on a strict amount of water they can use, leaving them capable of catching diseases. This contributes to another major problem we’ve encountered in our community which is the number of fires that have been happening. These fires are damaging the community because a majority amount of people’s homes were destroyed leaving them without a place to live. This affected around 5,000 people because they were asked to evacuate, not having much on them and still trying to make it throughout the week. This affected their health because many were inhaling dangerous fumes that caused for them to become ill. It affected students because certain schools were not canceled, leaving kids vulnerable to health issues. Everyday humans use water to wash dishes, do laundry, wash their cars, take showers and everyday people kept overusing water for these necessities. We may not think this a problem but by using water for our own purposes we’re taking away water from those who deeply need it such as farmers who need to water their
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