American Indians, Water Rights, Dams, and Problems In many parts of the United States there has been controversy over water and the building of dams and their effects on Native Indians and their rights. Although there have been many treaties and laws set in place to protect American Indians rights to water and land use there has been an increased ignorance of these legal decisions. In southwestern America, where water is scarce, dams are causing problems with Native Indians and their rights to the usage of land and water. The creation of dams upsets the natural eco-balance found in these rivers including natural spawning areas and plant growth to help keep the river healthy. With the ecosystem disruptions, the lands flooded by the dam can often cover sacred lands to American Indians.
More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43). Especially in the developing countries, with poor water management it contributes to increasing malnutrition and disease, a losing of biodiversity and agricultural production, rising food prices, reducing economic growth and social stability, that leading to conflicts over water resources. The major source for of the Coca-Cola Company’s (TCCC) products is water. Even the company’s CEO admits “that unless the communities where the company operated had access to water, they haven’t got a business” (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43). Coca-Cola and its bottlers using 80 billion gallons of water every year worldwide; in which two fifths goes into finished beverages.
The King tried implementing several policies to increase the food supply, such as price controls on livestock and restrictions on the production of ales and other products made from the limited supply of grain. None of these policies worked, because there simply was just not enough food (32). People hoped the harvest of 1315 would be the end of it, but heavy rainfall in 1316 continued the hunger. The shortage of food became so severe that paupers were forced to eat dead bodies of cattle to survive. People from Northern France are rumored to
This also meant that the land was not used to it full potential, all these factors lead to the famines and causing peasants to up rise using violence against government officials. This was on the verge of the revolution. The deep resentment from the peasantry towards the Tsar increased after the war as lots of money had being invested in the war and Russia had lost. Moreover, Sergei Witte had tried to improve the economy of Russia but it was to make sure that the Russian social order stayed the same. Due to industrialisation, factories were built which lead to rapid growth of population in the towns and cities for example from 98 million in 1885 to 125 million in 1905.
Since it occurred during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl migration became significant due to the riskiness in relocation because of such high unemployment rates. So, in the context of very low internal migrations in America at this time, the Dust Bowl Migration really stands out. However, apart from the fame, the migration was misnamed because most of the people migrating weren’t victims of the dust; instead they were victims of drought and depression. Despite of the critical distance, 200,000-400,000 farmers- out of the 3 million- from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri traveled as families to California. The push factors of their homeland- no arable land for crops, contaminated water, and no money- caused the farmers and their families to leave .Then California’s pull factors, such as harvest labor job opportunities, attracted these refugees of depression.
* Impacts on Water Resources The Great Plains’ water is provided by the Ogallala aquifer, supplying more than 80% of drinking and irrigation water. With growth in population, agriculture, and the economy, demand for water has increased. This influx of growth has caused the use of water in the region to surpass the recharge rate causing the level of the aquifer to drop. If these practices continue and other resources are not found, then temperatures will increase, droughts will be more frequent, and higher rates of evaporation are to put more strain on the water supply. * Impacts on Agriculture The region’s economy depends on crops; the majority of the Great Plains is used for agriculture.
He illustrates that the mercy of helping many people may make catastrophes occur. In addition, the author highlights that prosperity people gaining is the exchange of dwindling of the natural resources from the earth. Moreover, he uses the yearly increasing population as an example implying that people should not share the resource to the poor people. Hardin identifies that the population in the poor countries is a huge global problem because the reproduction isn’t under control of the government. He logically acknowledges that mutual ruin will occur inevitably because people would like to share resources with others for being humane.
The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Amber (Dawn) Phillips University Of Pheonix Abstract Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking offers a means to reduce foreign oil dependence for America. While this may be a solution for one problem, the process itself can and will cause problems on a much greater scale. Fracking methods are posing great dangers of damage to our already polluted environment. If the process as it stands at this point continues, the harm will be irreversible and dire. The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing On the Environment Dependence on foreign oil has long been a concern of Americans.
This causes a high cost to the growers even after employing additional over time workers. Additionally the trucks arrive at RP1 randomly which makes the incoming shipment unpredictable. Currently, the manual classification of berries results in a $1.50/bbl premium incorrectly assigned to half of the highest graded berries. Also, RP1 doesn’t have enough capacity to hold wet harvested berries resulting in high truck waiting costs due to increase in wet harvested berries shipment. One of the important trends in the cranberry industry is the increasing surplus produced over the utilized berries.
When the wet periods brought moisture it meant an expansion in agriculture and population growth, it also drifted the power of that population kings that used to get credit for the rain. Interestingly, after the year of 660, the rainy period became dry and that generated many wars over limited resources. Long following the year 990 the Maya politics forces collapsed and the severe dry weather from the years 1000 to 1100 forced the Maya to leave in order to survive. The researchers said that the analogy made with the Maya civilization and today's society is something that people should start worrying about; when there are changes in climate that could debilitate agriculture, famine, social instability and even wars could happen the same way it did with the Mayas. By Deborah Zabarenko | Reuters – Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -