Although China is the main concern, the air pollution throughout the world is also detrimental as “98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants do not meet WHO air quality guidelines. However, in high-income countries, that percentage decreases to 56%” (“Air pollution,” 2016, para. 2). The reason that air pollution is extremely harmful is that of its increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including
Toussaint L’Ouverture International Airport, only airport in Haiti, was unusable due to damage in the control tower and runways, and ports like Port-au-Prince seaport were also unusable due to the fall of container cranes. 60% of government buildings such as Supreme Court, the National Assembly and National Palace were severely damaged. Around 4,000 people who were imprisoned in the Prison Civile de Port-au-Prince escaped during the earthquake. Secondary impacts were the lack of food, homelessness and landslides caused by liquidation in the soil. There was a cholera outburst due to the lack of access to clean water and this killed over 8.,231 people.
Fish are present in local streams but only in the spring and early summer.”(55)This was a big problem because in the winter they would not have any food. Plus because of the drought, there was no rain which meant no water to water the crops. They also died because they only had one farmer (Smith 59). Because they had only one farmer they didn’t have enough food.There were many reasons that there was no food, but one was that there was only one farmer. If this farmer happen to have an accident or die, then there would be no one to plant crops and provide food.
Due to all of the factories in China, their environment is worsening. The fumes from the factories cause the atmosphere to be heavy with poisonous chemicals. China is still not a full democracy; however, their political positions and enforcement has improved drastically from previous years. While China does flourish and has massive amounts of wealth, it is still subject to the mentality that the country who flourishes the most (presumably the United States), others must suffer under
I am going to show some examples of them and give the solution. Water scarcity, which means people don’t have enough freshwater for using, is a phenomenon which is caused by not only the nature but also human beings. According to the truth the freshwater on Earth is enough for people all over the world but it is distributed unevenly, and pollution is another large problem which eliminates the freshwater resource that people can use. China is a proper example. China has this problem that the
This severe water pollution problem has severely affected the life of all Tianjin residents, including me. People 's lives cannot be separated from water, but the price of household water purification system is very high; therefore, not all families can afford. Then the poor are forced to use the polluted water. Their health will suffer great harm and also may increase the risk of infectious diseases. Thus, the Government may need to invest a large amount of money for medical needs of urban residents.
One big problem because of pollution would be disease. In Ancient Athens, poor sanitation was the main cause of the result of disease. To add on, dirty streets and ineffective sewer systems increased the chance of diseases in Athens. According to the document, the Athenians were effortless in addressing the problem. The Ganges River is another place that is disease-ridded and has gotten many people sick because it the river is contaminated with industrial wastes.
Resulting great number of Vietnamese in both urban and rural areas have no access to clean water, so it is unpreventable for them to use the available water sources, which mostly very dirty. Thus causing sicknesses and diseases to many Vietnamese, as over half of the population living in the vicinity of river basins. Unclean water is a big problem for Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment state, 80% of diseases are water-related diseases. Nonetheless, contaminated water system also impact on freshwater ecosystems and lives, and
Economic Issues • The energy produced by this dam may not be used well because China has a very unproductive approach when it comes to power production. Plus, the design of the power allotment for this dam is intended for urban population, which in turn deprives the rural population. • The construction of this dam destroyed approximately thousands of archeological sites forever which could have earned revenue to the government through
Aside from the fact that coal industry and power stations use 70% of total water the mining industry has also polluted it. The other source of water pollution is the industry, in particular textiles and electronics. As it is pointed out by the available data at the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs as it has been with the power of generation – a lack of regulations and enforcements together with inefficient use of water resources has been damaging the water quality and diminishing its availability for agricultural activities. A domino effect has been seen in water pollution which has had an impact on
Considering the social and economic unsustainability factors of the Three Gorges Dam, there are also various environmental reasons for the unsustainability of the project. The main motive of the Three Gorges Dam project was to be able to prevent floods that have killed thousands of citizens and has destroyed millions of homes, however the dam will flood over 1,000 acres of farmland and will obliterate over dozens of villages, causing 2 million Chinese people to evacuate their home. (China 's Mega Dam) The irony of this situation is that the problem that the dam is trying to fix, the mass floodings, is in fact making the situation worse by flooding more land, and once all of the land is underwater all of the structures and sewage will pollute the Yangtze river and could eventually cause backup in the dams
The Flint water crisis is an ongoing catastrophe that is currently affecting around 98,310 resident’s water supply in Michigan. What makes matters worse is that this particular area is already poverty stricken, with 41% of house hold income averaging around $24,862. (CNN) With that being said they don’t have the money to just up and move because of contaminated water. The people of Flint are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally because of the water crisis, the rising levels of lead found in the water have caused brain damage, hair loss and even cancer. The government has been taking an ample amount of time to resolve this matter, but have yet to come up with a solution to the problem.