Cash crops helped the southern economy flourish. Most slaves worked on large plantations, which grew cash crops. Cash crops helps the southern economy prosper, and since most of the slaves worked on plantations, many cash crops were produced and then sold. Along with that, slavery was free labor. This means that their owners did not pay their slaves.
A drought is an occurrence where there is very little rainfall, which results in a shortage of water. Drought can last up to ten years in certain places, especially desert areas. Droughts are extremely difficult to predict, and produce cracked land. They are very dangerous in places with little food and little water. Droughts can also affect farmers, due to it being so hot that their plants die.
(Disease during the Dust Bowl) For the people that did not move out of the area, the dust had a great impact on their health. Many people did not get enough to eat because the crops would not grow so they were malnourished. People got rickets, which is what happens when your diet is so unhealthy and you do not get enough Vitamin D. “People also got Valley Fever, which is fungus in the lungs”.
Not only does Haiti have poor infrastructure in the sense of roads, buildings and more but it effects their water which is potentially deadly. “The country’s 10 million people had drinking water from springs and rivers and wells and a broken-down municipal water system in the capital... But a great deal of the water was loaded with bacteria and parasites...chemicals and other pollutants.” (Joseph B. Treaster). This goes to show how Haiti doesn’t spend money on their own water system leading many vulnerable to diseases.
The Agricultural Revolution had many temporary and lasting effects on the human population. As groups of people migrated throughout the world agriculture did too. Agriculture made people began staying in one place, populations grew, and social classes formed. Because of the Agricultural revolution, we are able to mass produce food products today. The effects of the agricultural revolution have continued all the was into the present As the human population began to grow, it became hard for large groups of people to continue moving around often.
Some terrains and environments made the journey hard and possibly deadly. The National Oregon/California Trail Center says that “Crossing rivers were probably the most dangerous thing pioneers did. Swollen rivers could tip over and drown both people and oxen. ”There were many rivers to cross during the long ride, and crossing them was the only way to get around the rivers. These accidents were almost unavoidable.
Industrialization upgraded machines, but downgraded people’s health due to more pollutants getting put into the air. Along with this there were very poor working conditions that decreased people’s health. Upton Sinclair showed that industries should have safer and more sanitary working conditions before employing people to work and distributing their product, in order to decrease the amount of injuries and illnesses, in The Jungle. Sinclair wrote about how most of the machines in the factories were very dangerous. Many of the machines were run by the working men/women, so when a machine broke the man/woman working at it usually had to try to fix it.
These were diseases that the English were not used to. For the English to be infected, it must have been awful with the lack of resources the English collected. “The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts,” represents the amount of rain received every year based on the average amount of rainfall. It also shows the droughts that happened in those few years. On top of the brackish waters and the position of the water transition, the drought just made the colonists’ fresh water supply even smaller.
Some countries even bury plastic in the sand to keep tourists happy. This is terrible because it does not even biodegrade as well if it was in the ocean! However if other LDCs do the same as Nassau and ban single use plastics then this will cut plastic pollution by a huge percentage because even though LDCs do not have as much plastic they have no where to put it so it does not get recycled or get put somewhere where it will not go into the
The Jamestown colonists had many risks to get to where they were. There wasn’t enough food/water supply for the abundance of people. The food/water they did have was mostly spoiled. Another reason, is sickness throughout the ships. Since it wasn’t hygienic or safe, many did get diseases.
Subsidence displays the interconnectedness of various problems in California. The intense drought has forced water restrictions onto farmers who are accustomed to excess water and therefore exploit underground aquifers because California is the only state to not regulate groundwater pumping. This causes subsidence, which lowers the land and wrecks havoc on our infrastructure and the environment. Aquifers suffer permanent capacity reductions, which jeopardizes California 's water supply in the future and will cause more groundwater to be pumped, perpetuating the problem. Subsidence shows the importance for California to properly manage its water supply or else risk great economical and environmental
The Dust Bowl There’s a huge cloud coming only it 's not a cloud made of water, it 's a cloud of dust. When the Great Depression started in the 1930s there was a lot of economic problems, but during this time of crisis the Dust Bowl started. The dust bowl was a huge cloud of dust that destroyed parts of America. When the Dust Bowl hit it destroyed the agriculture and the dust storm affected the farmers living were the Dust Bowl hit and wherever the Dust Bowl hit, the farmer’s health was affected as well.
While the quality of water is important for many individuals, wasting water in the matter they do can seem like a major crime. The Congressional Digest also says that fracking is a huge waste of water, and is one of the biggest wastes of water around. Millions of gallons of water are dumped into the soil to pop up these natural gases, and its no longer useful once it comes back. In fact the water that goes down into these holes, does come back up, however once it comes back up with the gas and oil, it is no longer the water we thought it was. The “flow back” or water that returns to the surface, does not always come back up,“…less than 30 percent to more than 70 percent of the original fracture fluid volume” is brought back up, and is rendered unusable (Congressional Digest).
The chemicals also lead to health problems, and illness. In Michigan there are many cities, each one of those cities no matter how small or large they are each has an annual water report. This annual report tells you how the water source is being cleaned, how polluted it is, If there is any boiling effects, or witch cities have