CRAFT MARINE CORPORATION 1. How would you characterize the U.S. boating industry? Industry dollar sales 1999---- $22.2 billion 2000----$25.5 billion 2001----$25.6 billion (Attributed to 13% increase in the price of new boat) Heavily dependent on general economic conditions (should consider about the influence of 911), reflect personal discretionary income patterns in the US. Over 100 full-line boat manufactures No one manufacture holds over 10% industry market share Many manufactures are privately owned or are part of larger companies that sell a variety of products Industry sales occur between March and August with April, May, and June being the peak buying months. 2.
The way City Road is structured does not reflect its society to a maximum. This results in access to resources not being available to all people. The structure becomes a problem when the buildings and streets are not designed to cater for those who find it difficult to get around, whether due to mobility problems, age or pushing a pram. This includes cobbled streets, steps and uneven pavements which may make some people feel less significant as their access to places is limited. However, Rodney Bernan explains how white strips on bollards have been used to help those with poorer vision, in this case, preventing a psychical difference from becoming an inequality.
However, the use of red light cameras has resulted in more tickets being issued to motorist rather than providing safety. There has been rising controversy over the recent installment of photo enforced traffic light cameras for this reason. Red light cameras do not improve traffic safety, in fact they are only installed to generate revenue and have increased accidents. Supporters of the cameras claim they increase safety and reduce accidents. However, opponents argue the cameras only bring in revenue for cities and do not prevent accidents.
Informal activities in particular have seen a downturn. However, they are ones that we as Americans, engage in most often. This downward slide applies to cities because of certain urban characteristics. The city, due to the division of labor, increases the tendency to discontinue involvement in community affairs because of other obligations. Also, neighborhoods in the city do not promote community or a distinct feeling of a belonging simply due to the mass population.
Official statistics have resulted in far less crime than reported in the BCS, and can be seen as unreliable evidence for patterns and trends, due to; not all incidents being reported, police being reluctant to record instances that are, due to e regular lack of evidence and trivial approach, and agencies and authorities trying to stay out of private affairs, adopting the opinion that families are positive things, and the victims can always leave is necessary. The BCS due to its anonymity has resulted in far higher crime rate, which leads sociologists to question the validity of their statistics and patterns. The most commonly found pattern is that women are almost always the victims of domestic violence, and men are predominantly the abusers. One reason to explain the gender related patterns found by sociologists is the idea that abuse such as this is due to the patriarchy of society, and is merely a way of maintaining male dominance and power. This reason is primarily adopted by feminists, who believe that marriage is a trap for women, making them
Pollution Pollution is a large contributor to water poisoning. Water takes up 71% of the earth, with 96.6% being oceans. As of 2014, a study by the PNAS, or Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 88% of the ocean’s surface is covered in plastic debris. And sadly, this only accounted for 1% of the plastic that is in the ocean. Although, the study is only based on 3,070 pieces of plastic from around the world, which seems like nothing compared to the 5.25 trillion pieces in the ocean.
Essay 1. Whether cars should be banned in all town centres is a complicated issue, and one which many people have strong feelings about. There are some reasons why cars should be banned. Firstly, it would reduce pollution greatly, which is especially important since town centres always consist of tall buildings and narrow spaces which often hold the pollution in one spot. Secondly, with less traffic there would be fewer accidents, and hence society would save money because of reduced medical expenses.
For the first time in history they will be included on the World Conservation Union’s red list of threatened species (Oliver). According to the United Nations Environment Program and the Nature Conservancy, “around 30 percent of the world's coral reefs are already damaged, some irreparably. At the present rate of destruction, by the year 2050, a breathtaking 70 percent of the world's reefs will have disappeared” (Oliver). In regions such as the Indo-Pacific, where 75 percent of the world’s reefs are located, reefs are being destroyed at 1 percent a year, which is “twice as fast as the rate of destruction of tropical rainforests”
Two causes for this being the fact that land and housing costs are cheaper compared to cities, and higher property and business taxes have pushed businesses to the suburbs where taxes are typically low. Some argue that this could be positive for the growth of a local economy or the fact that it will do nothing but ruin the environment around us. Destruction of animal and plant life, the pollution it brings to the air, and the natural beauty of the wildlife being destroyed are just some of the reasons why so many citizens are opposed to this idea of "Urban Sprawl". Rural living areas on the other hand are not so much frowned upon. Houses are spread vastly apart leaving abundant room for gardens and fields.
These vehicle fumes coupled with other air pollution sources are responsible for many residents suffering from severe respiratory health problems. To reduce the air pollution, the Mexican government should redevelop the public transport to a more reliable, effective, and reasonable mean of transport. This way, the number of people using vehicles which cause air pollution will decrease thus making the city more ecologically sustainable. However, there are also major problems regarding the disposal of waste in the megacity. The amounts of waste recycled as a percentage of the total waste per year is extremely low.