Guyana Environmental Issues

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Guyana is a country struggling to advance forward in research and development of new advances in agriculture. But yet still very capable of trade with other countries and very capable of supporting itself. Guyana has a very developed government and culture, and also has a very rich history. Guyana has a history similar to the United States. Guyana was originally all inhabited by six main tribes including the Warrau, Wapisiana, Machushi, Patomona, Arawak and the Carib. Later the area ruled by these tribes were taken from them and they were forced to work as slaves in a country they used to own. This land was often traded between the French, British and Dutch. Until British purchased it from the owner at the time. After slavery was abolished …show more content…
One of these issues includes the use of DDT. DDT is a colorless and odorless insecticide that has toxic effect on animals. This chemical was widely used in the United States until it was later discovered it did have a harmful effect on animals and was very rapidly decreasing the United States bald eagle population. This chemical was banned from any use in the United States in the year of 1972, but due to Guyana’s lack of knowledge they still use this very harmful and dangerous chemical. Another issue that occurs naturally in Guyana is acid rain. Acid rain is rain of acid due to the harmful levels of sulfur and nitrogen. Acid rain damages and is very deadly to all of earths ecosystems. Following acid rain there is another issue occurring called acidification. Acidification is the lowing of soil pH due to acid precipitation and deposition. To conclude what this means is that every time acid rain occurs in Guyana the soil pH …show more content…
Wood will always be need to build new building and even the furniture we often sit on but yet this hurts the climate almost more than anything else we do. Deforestation is the destruction of large areas of woodland, to remove and harvest wood to allow the building of these new feats of architecture. Just as there is deforestation in Guyana another issue occurs called desertification. Desertification is the spread of desert-like conditions due to overgrazing of livestock. Guyana has a very tropical climate that really doesn 't change to significantly in temperature. The temperature in Guyana year round very rarely gets below 70* and the temperature rarely gets hotter than 90*. Guyana is about the size of our state Idaho. Guyana has plenty of beautiful and amazing rivers and waterfalls. Guyana has an average yearly rainfall between 70 and 110 inches. Compared to the United States average rainfall and snowfall of 63.7 inches. One very major problem that also occurs in Guyana are health issues. All travelers that travel into Guyana must have all of there routine vaccinations caught up to date. It is also recommended that every traveler receives shots for Hepatitis A and B. Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Rabies. These are also quite common in most regions of Guyana and can easily be transmitted between

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