“The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend 's tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar problems to come around the world, scientists say, thanks in part to climate change.” (Jane Lee). There could be many fish killed if there is another algae bloom. The water crisis is caused by warm water and runoff. If there is another water crisis it will affect many things. Water crises are bad in many ways so don’t pollute the
Without water, people and animals could not survive. Water is a precious source and must be protected as well as respected. By limiting water usage now, it will help future generations to enjoy what people have today. While there are some people who think water will never run out, others believe in conservation, just in case those other people are wrong. Fishman, in his book, “The Big Thirst,” is spot on that citizens should understand the current water situation.
Through the reading of the Darwin book, sought the reason the southern side suffer than the middle class, reason being was their water supply was dirty discover by Snow when he look through the mean line of their water causing the severe harm to those dwelling in it as Ewald concludes that if the lethality of cholera causing diarrhea, typhoid fever and other severe illness before resulting to death, as he went on to described basing upon the idea gathered as way of improving the public health. If this waterborne disease causes something harmful, purify it would the opposite, he suggests being that this disease was transmitted by the water
Great Lakes Aquatic Health and Environment: Lake Ontario Abstract This paper critically analyzes the environmental factors that impact aquatic health in Lake Ontario. In total the nutrient availability and contamination in Lake Ontario has a large negative impact on the lives of the aquatic organism such as Quagga mussels, Cladophora and common fish species. Introduction The Great Lakes are a very important part of the fresh water system in the world. In fact, the fresh water in the Great Lakes accounts for approximately 1/5 of the world’s fresh surface water supply. The aquatic life and environment of the Great Lakes are a crucial factor when it comes to assessing the productivity and overall sustainability of the lakes.
The impact of high levels of lead in public water sources is an ongoing crisis by the works of the environmental organizations who oversee specific laws and regulations for public water supply. I have put myself in the shoes of those families affected by the Flint crisis, and only feel heartbreak. The severe consequence of lead poising is something no human being should have to experience. Analyzing environmental racism in Flint opened my eyes to the cruel world we live in, where the health of the general population no longer matters when you are not an upper/middle class white citizen. I truly hope that by bringing this form of racism into light, people may see what occurs in predominantly black neighborhoods, like Flint.
The Boycott of Namibian seafood is also a potent weapon in the fight to end the slaughter of Cape fur seals in Namibia. In the 1980’s, these two strategies were implemented in Europe. Today, the United States, the largest importer of Canadian seafood, is involved in the Canadian seafood boycott. Harpseals.org takes the point of view that all efforts to end this slaughter are valuable, but this strategy is their most effective tool to save the seals. Since late 2004, Harpseals.org has been promoting the boycott of Canadian seafood in order to pressure the Canadian fishing industry to stop supporting the massacre of seals.
China’s government is aware of the severity of these water shortages happening all over the country especially in northern China. In northern China, they do not have a dependable source of local water or clean water due to the excessive amount of pollution in the air. Just imagine how this affects the rest of China and around the world. According to Yong Jiang, China’s Water Scarcity, Yong states, “China’s water shortage is of global concern because China and the rest of the world are increasingly connected, both economically and environmentally” (2005). China, however, has shown interest and motivation to solve this detrimental problem by initiating a policy to advocate for a healthy environment.
While a variety of choices culminated in the 1994 genocide, the Clinton administration, when confronted by the facts, chose not to stop the fight (Kohen 1). In class, we discuss that genocide is defined as acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group. Written by Nicole Winfield of the Online Global Policy, the United Nations released a report assessing United Nation’s involvement in Rwanda. The release said the UN and its member states failed Rwanda in deplorable ways in 1994, ignoring evidence that a genocide was planned, refusing to act once it was underway and finally abandoning the Rwandan people when they most needed protection (Winfield 1). In Hotel Rwanda, I believe that racism played a role in the international community’s failure to act to stop the genocide, as the UN colonel says.
While it is helpful to discuss and tackle the problems that these communities are facing, in terms of water shortage, vilification of corporations is not the right way to finding a solution for all the three stakeholders of society. Instead, it should be focused on inclusive problem solving. As outlined above, being part of the system, all three interest groups follow their incentives leading them to do what they do. The way to fix it would be alignment of these incentives. Privatisation of water can provide governments with the capital and resources to create localised water solutions for the communities.
The water pollution is polluting great deal of their rivers. The reason for a mass of this is “Industrial runoff, poor sewage treatment , and catch basins”(Auslin). All of this is making the water of china is deadly for people to drink and to swim in. A group did a study in 2011 that said “39 percent of china’s seven river basins were too polluted for general use, including 14 percent that were unfit even for industrial use. In 26 key lakes and reservoirs, only 42 percent of total water was deemed fit for swimming and fishing, while 8 percent was unfit even for industrial use”(Auslin).
Emiley Fritz Water Bills in Poisoned Flint an ‘Outrage,’ Attorney General Says Michigan 's top prosecuting attorney said January 25, it 's an "outrage" that residents of Flint are forced to pay for water that is toxic. His office possibly will take action to put a stop to the toxic water billing. "Words can barely describe this tragedy. Things went terribly wrong," Bill Schuette said. "I would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water and if you can 't drink the bad water you shouldn 't pay for it."
Recent studies have shown that the water in Flint, Michigan has been contaminated by a horrible health impact, lead. This has happened because nearly two years ago, the state of Michigan decided to save money by switching Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron, to the Flint River a notorious tributary that runs through town known to locals for its filth. This has led to many terrible effects shown in both children and adults. The many effects lead has on children and adults are very drastic if not taken care of properly they could have lifetime effects. Dangerous effects lead can lead to that effect children.
This was caused from the water pipes corroding and lead leaking into the water. The water that everyone uses, and that we all need to drink. The water started corroding GM’s car parts because of the flint river water. So Governor Snyder switched the GM’s water system back to the Detroit system and he left the rest of flint drinking lead contaminated water. Many people believe that Governor Rick Snyder should be recalled for many reasons.
According to Savali, the community found a source of water (a well) but soon after find that the well ran dry and some say that it is too contaminated to drink from. The well was deemed too contaminated to drink back to the early 1980’s. Officials say, “that a bacterium that stems from hogs and livestock”, is the reason why the communities water is contaminated (Savali 2016). This left the community devastated because they are not able to access any usable water. In efforts to try and save the people from being forced out, with the help of people from all around Dallas, the community has a plan to clean up Sand Branch and give them a source of running water but in their attempts the city keeps postponing it.