Water is a critical source used all around the world to keep our way of life flowing. The use of water goes from regular house needs to creating energy in many ways. Around the world drinkable water starting to run low and the water stored is being contaminated by pollutants causing sickness and death. Countries are going through droughts which affects the water supply needed to maintain irrigation, and public supply. Water pollution is defined as the presence in groundwater of toxic chemicals and biological agents that exceed what is naturally found in the water and may pose a threat to human health and/or the environment.
Fresh water is valuable and reducing the amount of water in the Lakes wouldn’t help keep our basin remain water rich. In the article, Mideast Facing Chocie Between Crops and Water by Andrew Martin, He says “For decades nations in this region have drained aquifers, sucked the salt from seawater and diverted the mighty Nile to make the deserts bloom. But those projects were so costly and used so much water that it remained far more practical to import food than to produce it. Today, some countries import 90 percent or more of their staples.” The nations that Martin is talking about is the Middle East and North Africa where the people there are suffering between growing more crops or preserving water of what they have
Charles Moore, the scientist who discovered this epidemic states, “Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch will bankrupt any country that tries.” (Nat Geo pg.67) Many industries and individuals have tried endless types of solutions in the last decade. The second biggest argument against the “Boyan Slat” project would be the cost of it. Many of the environmentalist believe that there is a cheaper and more efficient way to clean up the garbage patch. Doug Woodring states in an article, “This project is estimated to cost between 200 and 400 million dollars a year for supplies and labor.”(Woodring) A lot of people think that there this project is a waste of money because it is a never ending type of problem. In a article Woodring says, “Everyone 's at fault, but we can open a new chapter in managing waste.”(Woodring) It seems like the main argument about the cost is because many people think that it will be cheaper if we as a society just cut down on plastics
The Flint Water Crisis is often described as one of the greatest environmental injustices of all time. The crisis began on March 2013 when the city city switched its water source to Flint River. However, due to inadequate water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead in the drinking water and a federal state of emergency was declared. The crisis has sparked debate on where to place the blame. A number of civilians, intellectuals, and politicians have agreed that the Flint Water Crisis is a result of the failure of the government on all levels.
The Flint water crisis includes supplying insufficient water treatment to the people. The water was contaminated and included high level of leads which put people’s live in danger. The city switched into Flint River to overcome financial shortage to the city. Based on CNN, Flint River had poor quality and it degraded because of presence of fecal coliform bacteria presence, low dissolved oxygen, and toxic substances (CNN). These issues with lake should have been prevented the authorities to switch the water source of the city.
What would you say is wrong with Earth? For example maybe it’s global warming, homelessness, unemployment, species going extinct, resources running out or maybe you would say that it’s pollution. Pollution not only affects humans, but also plant, animals, and the environment. Pollution is a huge problem that is both continually becoming worse and is hard to fix. Humans have been creating problems for as long as they have been around and they are still creating them like the “Dust Bowl” of 1935 or the recent smog in Delhi, but all problems have a solution.
They might have rainy years, but overall they cannot bring back all the water that has been already used up. The water level in Lake Mead is also challenge. The reservoir which is the source of water to many people has seen the water level change drastically. There not only is it how much of it is being used up, its also the rate of how quickly it is consumed. In only a few decades the water level has dropped drastically.
Water is something that we all use in our daily lives. It is essential for business and society as a whole. To deprive one of water would have a negative impact because almost everything we consume involves water. The state of California is in a drought and the most of my food uses a significant amount of water, this creates an ethical dilemma. As CEO, I am aware of California’s drought, but water is essential for my company because it needs water to thrive.
Economies highly dependent on tourism, and fisheries may suffer the most. Big-ticket fishing and shellfish areas may be closed down, to reduce the risk of human consumption health effects. Not only will the fishery businesses suffer a huge financial loss if consumers are stopped from or unwilling to eat the fish, many may also be out of a job. Ironically though, because people are needed to tackle the sometimes massive cleanup, it is possible for an economy to see an increase in jobs following a spill. One study from 2015 about the long-term effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, projects a loss of more than 22,000 jobs by 2020, as a result of the impacts to businesses that rely on heathy fisheries.
“Join me in my partnership with Ethos Water and H2O Africa and help make a difference in the world water crisis.” c. There are people around the world who are unable to access clean water. With the purchase of every bottle an individual will be provided with clean water to drink. B. Logical Appeal
Each year, 48 million food and water borne illnesses will sicken the United States inhabitants, and an additional 3,000 people will die from those illnesses. Food and water safety is crucial to the public because it directly affects people’s health, and without good hygiene diseases will spread quickly. It is also important to point out that many people live in conditions where they do not have access to resources necessary for human survival, and these are the ones that need the most assistance. For many, it is due to the carelessness of food and water distributors and lack of government intervention. For example, the Flint Michigan Water Crisis, a completely preventable occurrence.
Another example, is in the serious informational text, “A Drought For Business: How Water Shortages Will Impact Your Bottom Line”, by Ashtyn Douglas, posted on May 27, 2015, tells from a farmer’s view, how the drought affects farming, but it is really about how the drought affects the citizens, to people worried about the effects of the drought. In the text it says, “ Direct costs to the agriculture industry totaled $1.5 billion in 2014.” In addition, because farmers can’t provide the crops for these businesses they are losing billions of dollars. Sooner or later those companies are going to have to shut down and that will be a huge
World leaders should prioritize our planet, using their platform and position of power to bring attention to these environmental concerns that every citizen should be aware of. In an academic journal titled Marine pollution control: law, science and politics written by Douglas M. Johnston, he claims, “any effective combination of adjustments and precautions involves difficult organizational tasks that require unprecedented exercises of political will and novel feats of legal imagination” (Johnston, 1972, page 69). Years worth of neglect and irresponsibility mean that the damage has already been done. As with any irreversible problem, the only thing left to do is try to take preventative measures. Be mindful that waterways carry litter, and oftentimes an ocean is the finishing
Places all over the world, especially in developing countries are suffering from contaminated water. However, to keep this proposal narrowed down, and because of time consumption, focusing on places in the U.S will be most appropriate. (Good!) In 2014, the state of Michigan decided to switch the cities’ water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River because of doing this there was a major environmental issue that had our nation shocked. The citizens of Flint, Michigan were subjected to unusable drinking water.