On March 27, 2014, Wade Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle reported “The Water Revolution California needs.” California is having a severe drought. Wade Graham tells his readers that California is in a serious water crisis. The state of California needs to make strict changes to how water is being distributed amongst farmers and residents. Before all of California’s ecological system is destroyed. Wade Graham believes that water should be priced higher; that way people aren’t wasting water.
Several websites and radio stations are broadcasting water saving tips of the day sponsored by Save Our Water and Water Use It Wisely. Californians are filling themselves up on water saving tips. There is no doubt the drought will get worse so in the mean time they can use all the tips they know to make the drought a bit more bearable. California is going through drastic changes affecting everything from water to people to trees. The drought is drying out California as the days go by and will only get worse as the summer comes.
INTRODUCTION In California, 2013 marked the direst year on record. Rainfall precipitation statewide was 7 inches, while the previously recorded driest year dates back to 1898, with 11.6 inches. So it was no surprise that on January 27th 2014, Governor Brown declared California in a drought state of emergency and directed state officials to take action (DWR). The Department of Water Resources has reduced water allocations from the State Water Project to zero percent, affecting 29 public water agencies. Not only has the current drought impacted California on a political level, it has evoked panic in the public, especially farmers, who rely on a steady water supply to make their living.
California is going through the worse drought it has faced in many decades. It is not just the lack of rain we received last year, but poor management of our water resources which worsen the drought. The mere idea of running out of water is not to be taken lightly, only a small amount on our planet is safe for human consumption; keeping that in mind Californians must face the necessity to rationalize water in order to cope with the concurrent crisis. The practice of rationing will help maintain water levels. The expected result of this calamity is water shortages and a major impact in the agricultural level across our entire state.
Vilma Villalobos POSC 199 Policy Research Paper Climate Policy/ Environment Humans have played an active role in the deterioration of the environment over the years. Although efforts have been made by politicians and conservationists, there is still much more that can be done to reduce, if not halt, the harmful activities that in turn damage the environment. It may seem as though the environment is vast and self-restoring, but that is not the case. In fact, climate change and a rapidly changing environment raise concern about what the future holds, specifically for California. Due to the fact that the environment provides many natural resources that are essential for human viability, California should establish and enforce policies that regulate toxic waste disposal, help clean up bodies of water, reduce contributions of carbon dioxide that contribute to global warming, plant more trees, and offer rewards to people who actively protect the environment in order to achieve citizen involvement.
I believe that Californians have been the root cause of this states drought due to the environmental footprints that Californians leave from inhabiting California. The population of California is growing, which means we will use more water, increases the amount of gas burning utilities, and inflated the agricultural needs of the state. Analyzing these causes for the drought will point the finger inwards towards ourselves as the foundation of this crisis. Although some may believe that the drought is a natural phenomenon, and we cannot control or manipulate the weather to change at will, there are too many scientific factors that show that humans are the main contributors to the drought. In this essay I will use cause and consequence arguments to defend my stance on the drought and convince you that Californians affect the Californian environment and it will take much change on our part to remedy the crisis of drought.
The California water drought has been declared a crisis by the governor of California. 2013 was the driest year on record, and California could be running out of water. Californians should be water wise, and their use, or no use, of water will have an enormous impact on this drought. They can use the techniques published in a recent Time article called, 5 Ways to Bust California’s Drought, to reduce their water use. Landscape techniques, alternate water sources, and the personal conservation of water can reduce the use of water, and can have a positive change on this water crisis.
Climate Change in California is a book written by Fredrich Kahrl and David W. Roland-Holst. Through scientific facts and statistics, the book focuses on the negative influence climate change has, and will continue to exhibit, on California regarding its economy, natural resources, public health, and agriculture. All of these aspects ultimately come together to affect the overall livelihood of its residents. Similar to Tanaka’s Climate Change, the book also heavily stresses the idea that society needs to first recognize the magnitude of the risk climate change poses on humanity before any major improvement occurs. Unless that recognition happens soon, our generation might just be the last to witness the prosperity and natural beauty California is known for.
Some of the main problems that led to the water crisis in California would be high temperatures in the winter, California’s agriculture, California’s Budget to fix the problem, and how it affected people’s everyday routine. The Water Crisis in California has been a major problem in the United States. California has a water shortage in their state. Residents in California didn’t conserve water properly. In the article 5 Things
So governments should control pollution to save people health. Also, build international rules to reduce the results of pollution. They can agree with some international sanctions to limit pollution. Nowadays, unfortunately we lose our health or our family because of pollution. According to dosomething.org website, pollution is accounted one of the biggest killers around the world.