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  • Water Crisis Reflection

    When I first attended class, I thought that English 2 would be just like any regular English class. Everyone was quiet and appeared to be shy, however, I was surprised to see that the instructor was somewhat young. As the first day of class went on, I was also surprised to know that we would have class outside due to the instructor not bringing a key. I instantly thought the instructor was a bit odd but otherwise a cool guy. However, when I found out the subject of the semester would be about the California water crisis, I immediately became uninterested. The water crisis is something that should be addressed and considered, which I agreed upon, however, I did not expect the course to focus entirely on this subject. Nonetheless, I learned that water is being wasted to grow unimportant crops in California such as alfalfa and how some crops like almonds consume a huge amount of water. We also learned how Los Angeles came to be due to the city stealing water in order to grow and how one man spent his time creating a canal to channel water into the city. As the semester went by, I learned more and more about the water crisis through the many articles we read and also got the opportunity to work with others in class for a group project. The class exhibited a friendly and helpful atmosphere as I saw many students quickly befriending one another. Although I was not as interested in the subject, I still like the atmosphere of the class and how easygoing the instructor was. English 2…

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  • Flint Water Crisis Case Study

    This has been a contentious issue that has caused numerous accusations. Governor Scott has indicated the Flint City Council ought to be blamed as they voted to switch from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the Karegnondi Water Authority (Ridley,2016). However, fact-checkers have argued the Flint City Council only voted to switch water providers and refrained from voting to utilize the Flint River as an alternative source of water (The Center for Michigan, 2016). The financial dire…

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  • Effects Of Water Shortage

    Mazur (2012) focuses on developing countries and observes that these areas have “an average fertility rate of 4.8 children per woman,” which is nearly twice the global average and is expected to double by 2050. Another crucial element that encourages water scarcity is climate change. As droughts become more frequent, the water supply is set to decrease. This affects global agriculture greatly. The IPCC (2007) believe that increased temperatures and inconsistency in precipitation will lead to…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Virtual Water Scarcity

    organised quickly. Furthermore, as an analytical idea, virtual water could be identified as a “medicine against undue ‘hydrocondia’”, such as the Malthusian contention that population growth will inevitably lead to a water and food crisis (Warner in Hummel et al., 2006: 16). Specifically, in the Arab region whereby increasingly higher incomes combined with rapid population growth generates an increase in the demand for food, this could be quenched only by increasing the levels of…

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  • Ethical Issues In Water Pollution Essay

    Water contamination is a major issue, both to humans and the environment. There are many ethical issues surrounding companies who may contribute to water contamination and those who govern water safety. Water contamination events can cause nationwide concern, such as the drinking water in the city of Flint, Michigan and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Water contamination can have disastrous consequences for the human population with effects such as birth defects and…

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  • Summary: The Importance Of Water Pollution In Flint

    Flint, Michigan is a rather small city of about 99,000 people, with a majority (56.6%) of the population being African American and about 41.6% of residents living below the poverty line. Once the home of the United States’ largest General Motors plant, Flint’s economy suffered a major blow when General Motors downsized during the 1980s. A low budget, contaminated water source, and outdated infrastructure have led to a water crisis in Flint, Michigan which is a danger to local residents in…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Political Cartoons

    Political cartoons are frequently made by artists to express their frustration with certain issues, politicians, and sometimes even the public as a whole. What initially appears to be a simply humorous cartoon is actually so much more. In these two cartoons, two completely unrelated issues are addressed: the Flint water crisis and global warming. Yet, both topics are discussed by displaying criticism that natural disasters are frequently disregarded until one’s career is at stake and even then,…

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  • Colorado Water Crisis

    Water, the most essential nutrient for life. Without it the most basic lifeforms couldn’t exist, much less humans. For citizens of Fountain Colorado it’s imperative that we begin to find solutions for the tragedy that has plagued this region of Colorado. There isn’t a definitive reason for the water crisis that has recently struck Fountain Colorado, but there’s plenty of finger pointing from all parties involved such as health departments, local military, utility companies and even city…

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  • What Happened In The Flint Water Crisis

    Understanding what a crisis is and how to effectively communicate in a time of crisis are two things that business managers must become acquainted with. The Flint Water Crisis is an excellent example of a lack of managerial communication during a time of crisis and how that lack of communication made matters worse. The situation in Flint can be looked at as what not to do during a crisis. This report will cover what happened in the city of Flint, what a crisis is, what crisis communication is,…

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  • The Importance Of Water Conservation In Texas

    As of now, less water has been reaching the ocean than ever before (Baddour 9). In 2012 some farming districts on the Lower Colorado River were cut off for irrigation due to low reservoir levels (Baddour 1). This is the first time this has ever happened. Since 2012, the LCRA has reduced the amount of water allocated for agriculture. However, the LCRA still “ [cautions] against moving too rapidly away from drought restrictions” (Marc A. 1). As mentioned in Dylan Baddour’s article titled…

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