Video - Journey to Planet Earth

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-19.26.07 Video - Journey to Planet Earth Amazon, Jordan, Mississippi, Mekong Rivers Mississippi Grafton - small town where Mississippi and Illinois river meet. 1927 river changes. flood, over 600,000 ppl homeless Miss. R. basin drains 31 states and ?? Canadian provinces More than 60 percent of wetlands and forest have disappeared 1993 - months of rain. Wetlands carpeted w/ concrete which doesn’t allow for runoff causing flooding. August 1 st - rivers floods thru levees New Orleans levee system has ebeen under construction for over 300 years (before Katrina) Thick alluvial soil became fertile farms and grasslands??? or wetlands ?? Amazon 1/6 of the world’s freshwater 3 tributaries bigger thn the Mississippi Every year, for 6-7months dense tropical rains fall. Yearly floods, of sometimes 30 ft, are a blessing. Home to over 3000 species of fish Over-fishing is a big problem Over crowded shanty towns breed disease and crime
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Unformatted text preview: What is the relationship of ppl to nature and obligations of this relationship? Jordan Mt. Herman 9000 ft slopes. Source of the Jordan R. 120 miles miles long and goes to the Dead Sea which is the lowest pt on the earth and saltier than the Ocean. Jordan is 700 ft below sea level when it reaches the sea of Galilee. Golan heights nearby Trying to divert Jordan river caused 1967 war. More water flows down the Amazon in an hour than a year on the Jordan Desert covers almost 90% of the Middle East. When it reains the dester soil forms a hard crust that allows water to be channeled and collected. Mekong In Vietnam Ideal for rice. Refreshes the land with rich alluvial soil (both Mekong and Jordan run thru several countries with diff economic and political agendas) Fresh water is pumped from upriver into downstream farm areas so that te crops can produce....
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