ENS 314 - 5A - ENS-314 Global Environmental Change Living...

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ENS-314 Global Environmental Change Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions , 16th ed., by G. Tyler Miller, Jr., and Scott E. Spoolman (Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning, 2009). Written Assignment 5 Chapters 17 - 19 Answer each of the following questions thoroughly. Provide each answer with scientific/technical detail. For certain questions you may need to supplement your answers with statistics or relevant examples. Be sure to acknowledge and cite your sources properly, preferably in APA style. 1. Identify the one environmental hazard you think we should be most concerned about. In your opinion, why is this a problem and what do you think we should do about it? What are the ethical considerations involved in decisions about environmental hazards and their amelioration?(LO 5.1) ‘Environmental hazard's is such a generic term and encompasses such a wide array of situations i.e. viruses, natural catastrophe to a variety of pollutions. To choose one of the many would be rather difficult, however, since I’ve started this quest my main concern has been the pollutants in our water and water supply. Even though it’s not covered until chapter 20. I believe if people realized … “ Only one percent of all the world’s water can be used for drinking. Nearly 97 percent of the  world’s water is salty or otherwise undrinkable, and the other two percent is locked away in ice  caps and glaciers. There is no “new” water: whether our source water is a stream, river, lake,  spring, or well, we are using the same water the dinosaurs used millions of years ago.”  1 “50-70 percent of home water is used for watering lawns and gardens. Nearly 14 percent of the  water a typical homeowner pays for is never even used.”  2 … They would change their ideas of water of plenty. The sun, water and oxygen are the basis for 1 United States Environmental Protection Agency “Water On Tap: What You Need To Know” (pp  12) http://www.epa.gov/safewater/wot/index.html 2 United States Environmental Protection Agency “Water On Tap: What You Need To Know” (pp  12) http://www.epa.gov/safewater/wot/index.html
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most everything we need, pollution causes disease and disrupts ecosystems. Thru pollution not only to we kill of biodiversity of life but also we kill off out food supply, creating a chain reaction. Ex. 3
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