This is a very startling fact because there are only about 6

This is a very startling fact because there are only about...

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This is a very startling fact because there are only about 6.5 billion people on earth. That means that roughly one-sixth of the human race does not have a reliable source of water. These people are not fortunate enough to have a good source of water on a consistent basis, but those that do have water rarely take care of it. Pollutants are very harmful to our world’s water supply. Things such as oil spills and illegal dumping have polluted our water. According to www.umich.edu , a website dedicated to informing the public about issues with water says that “Many causes of pollution including sewage and fertilizers contain nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates. In excess levels, nutrients over stimulate the growth of aquatic plants and algae. Excessive growth of these types of organisms consequently clogs our waterways, use up dissolved oxygen as they decompose, and block light to deeper waters.” Water pollution is not very important to the people that it does not concern. The world has a “do-for-self” mentality, and if it has
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Unformatted text preview: nothing to do with them they do not care. This is not the attitude that anybody should have. Not only because it is unethical, but because this attitude can come back and effect everyone. If we do not manage our water properly, we may not have any water that is worth managing. Water is the most important natural resource that we have and we should do all that we can to protect it. We should decrease the amount of pollutants that we pour in to our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Decreasing pollutants will increase the purity of the water. We should also show care and share the water that we have because so many are not fortunate enough to have water as we do. Texas State students should continue to protect the San Marcos River and Spring Lake through programs like river clean-up. People may not see water as something that is a cause for concern but we should all learn to protect and cherish this wonderful natural resource that none of us can live without....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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