Presentation on theme: "SS7G10 The student will discuss environmental issues across Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Describe the causes and effects of pollution on the Yangtze and."— Presentation transcript:
SS7G10 The student will discuss environmental issues across Southern and Eastern Asia. a. Describe the causes and effects of pollution on the Yangtze and Ganges Rivers. b. Describe the causes and effects of air pollution and flooding in India and China.
What is pollution? Pollution is the introduction of a contaminant into the environment. (www.greenstudentu.com/encyclopedia/pollution)www.greenstudentu.com/encyclopedia/pollution Types of pollution include: Water Air Soil (http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science- environmental/articles/15650.aspx)http://www.brighthub.com/environment/science- environmental/articles/15650.aspx
Pollution of the Yangtze River Causes include – Sewage runoff Industrial runoff Agricultural runoff (http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/fres hwater_problems/river_decline/10_rivers_risk/yangtze/yangtze _threats/)http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/fres hwater_problems/river_decline/10_rivers_risk/yangtze/yangtze _threats/ Pgen.htm
Pollution of the Yangtze River Effects include – Dead zones Lack of drinkable water Deformities in animals Multiple health issues (http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=391#3301)http://factsanddetails.com/china.php?itemid=391#3301 china/ na-attacks-water-pollution-and-plans- massive-investments
Pollution of the Ganges River Causes include – Industrial runoff Human waste Human pollution (trash) Bodies (http://www.all-about-india.com/Ganges-River-Pollution.html)http://www.all-about-india.com/Ganges-River-Pollution.html -Polluted-Sacred-River-Ganges- Causes-Concern htm m/polusi/2012/06/28/di- india-air-sungai-gangga-suci- tapi-kotor html
Pollution of the Ganges Effects include – Health issues Death Lack of drinkable water Negative impact on economy
Air Pollution in India Causes – Transportation Industry Household pollution Coal power stations Large population Effects – Death (over 2million/year affected with sickness) Lung cancer Lung infections chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Air Pollution in China Causes – Rapid economic growth Burning coal Population growth Transportation Effects – Respiratory disease Lung cancer Asthma Brown cloud Acid rain [CNN] Asia's Pollution Super-Cloud YouTube
Flooding in India and China Causes – Typhoons Monsoons Tropical Storms Urban development Human Oversight Effects – Damage to property Loss of property Diseases Death Economic toll Landslides China's Floods Kill At Least 742 People, Heavy Rains Continue - YouTube