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1 Standard: SS6G2a. Explain the major environmental concerns of Latin America regarding issues of air pollution in Mexico City, Mexico, the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil, and oil- related pollution in Venezuela.

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3 OvercrowdingOvercrowding IndustrializationIndustrialization Vehicle emissions (releases)Vehicle emissions (releases) Location of Mexico CityLocation of Mexico City

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13 Damage to vegetation (plants)Damage to vegetation (plants) Harm to the atmosphereHarm to the atmosphere Harm to human beingsHarm to human beings Pollution causes Acid RainPollution causes Acid Rain

14 Mexico City Air PollutionMexico City Air Pollution [6:10] Air Pollution in Mexico City DocumentaryAir Pollution in Mexico City Documentary [10:57]

15 Time Lapse Devastating Deforestation

16 Rainforests are known as the “lungs of the earth”. Why?Rainforests are known as the “lungs of the earth”. Why? Rainforests help convert carbon dRainforests help convert carbon dioxide into oxygen

17 Tropical Rainforests have very dense (thick) vegetation; therefore, they consume a lot of carbon dioxide and give off a lot of oxygen.

18 Rainforests are the home to the largest variety of plant and animal species on the planetRainforests are the home to the largest variety of plant and animal species on the planet

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20 Road buildingRoad building Farmers cutting down forests to plant cropsFarmers cutting down forests to plant crops Cattle ranchingCattle ranching LoggingLogging MiningMining New settlementsNew settlements

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25 Causes a loss of habitat for speciesCauses a loss of habitat for species Can cause climate change (more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere)Can cause climate change (more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) Causes less clean air for humansCauses less clean air for humans

26 Causes more soil erosion (trees help keep soil from eroding)Causes more soil erosion (trees help keep soil from eroding) Causes soil depletion (rainforests have rich soil but when cut down the richness of the soil is reduced)Causes soil depletion (rainforests have rich soil but when cut down the richness of the soil is reduced)

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29 Oil is an important natural resource in Venezuela accounting for 50% of the government’s revenue (income)Oil is an important natural resource in Venezuela accounting for 50% of the government’s revenue (income) Occasional oil spills have killed fish, damaging the environment and fishing industryOccasional oil spills have killed fish, damaging the environment and fishing industry

30 Oil spills have also shut down tourist resortsOil spills have also shut down tourist resorts Contaminated oil pits, which collect waste from oil wells, can leak into Venezuela’s water sourcesContaminated oil pits, which collect waste from oil wells, can leak into Venezuela’s water sources

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33 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CXqRLUBt5c

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