Unformatted text preview: 06.05 Module six
By: Jenny Mead The Issue The problem in my community that I chose to research is the issue
of water pollution. Water pollution can start by sewage spills,
storm runoff, road salt, marine dumping oil pollution, and
underground leaks. In my community these factors can combine
to pollute the water; turning it undrinkable and unusable. 06.01 Flow Chart 06.01 Who does it affect?
Government Government will need to promote new laws and regulations to help and keep water clean.
*Clean Water Act was made. Local residents Drinking or even being contact with the polluted water can make people sick. Also, a possible
outbreak can start and affect he entire area. Businesses A business like a restraunt would not be able to run, and the health of the employees would be
jeopardized. A farmer would not be able to water or grow their crops, and therefore would not
be able to make any water money. International trade If the US exports a product made with the polluted water, that country that imports it can
become sick with a foreign sickness. That country might not have the immune system for the
new disease/ sickness. Goods, services, & finances If a product is made with the polluted water, people may become sick. The product will be
recalled and the company will lose money and business. 06.02 Criteria that any potential
solution must meet. What are the necessary conditions for any possible solution to work? People need to work together to stop littering and there needs to be more alternatives to pesticides Are there budget or labor concerns? There might be more budget concerns because of pesticide alternatives and the only labor concerns is for people
to walk farther to a trash can than to throw trash out on the ground. Does the public need to be aware of and support the solution? The public definitely needs to be aware of what is happening the environment and how they could be the ones
killing innocent animals, cutting themselves off from a drinking/bathing supply or throwing off the
ecosystem balance. What challenges are there to implementing each solution? The only challenges to implementing one of the solutions is finding alternatives that work for pesticide. How else might you judge possible solutions against each other? Some people would say that finding alternatives for pesticides would be too hard and too laborious. What do your parents/others in the community say about the issue?
My parents agree with me that there needs to be a big change because one of the local creeks in
my neighborhood is always getting contaminated by pollution and we can not drink from he
faucet water. 06.03
Consider all possible solutions or
alternatives. Calculate the externalities of these
solutions at all levels of the economy. 1. What can we do to address this issue?
-Create new laws from littering and polluting
and send out informational newsletters,
letting the people know about the damage
2.What can others do?
-Others can help to prevent pollution by not
using potentially harmful pesticides and by
not littering. They can also help by telling
others or picking up waste.
3. Are there multiple perspectives on the best
way to address the problem?
-A lot of people think it is an individual
responsibility or commitment that if
everyone can agree on not littering or
picking up at least a few pieces of trash
instead of walking by it then it can really
make a difference. 1. What positive or negative externalities
does this issue present at each sector of
the economy? Refer to your circular-flow
-There are all negative externalities that the
issue presents. These include protests
against the government not taking action,
and business losing trade because of
2.What are the externalities, both positive and
negative, that could result from each
-Animals would not be harmed, people would
live better and more responsible lives,
businesses would not lose trade, the
people would be happy with the
government. Analysis I think the best solution is to stop littering. It seems like
littering plays the biggest role in pollution. I didn't chose
the other solutions about driving or pesticides because
those don't come up as much, except for the oil spills
and contamination of water, but that is not as popular
as the stories about animals dying from waste being
brought into waters and taking animals' lives. Also, if
there were more people trying to make this known,
then there would be new respects for the government
and people of the nation trying to preserve land and
animals and waters. There are not a lot of money costs
to this and it's free to pick up trash or just walk to a
trashcan and dispose of garbage. ...
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