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."— Presentation transcript:
1SS7G10 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.
2Pollution of the Yangtze River Causes include –Sewage runoffIndustrial runoffAgricultural runoff
3Pollution of the Yangtze River Effects include –Dead zonesLack of drinkable waterDeformities in animalsMultiple health issues
4Pollution of the Ganges River Causes include –Industrial runoffHuman wasteHuman pollution (trash)Bodies(http://www.all-about-india.com/Ganges-River- Pollution.html)
14Will the completion of the Three Gorges Dam on the upper Yangtze River help with flooding?
15Pros and Cons of the Three Gorges Dam Will generate electricity-clean & inexpensiveA renewable energy sourceWill control floodingCan store river water in case of a droughtWill improve transportationRequires the flooding of entire valleys & scenic areasDisrupts natural seasonal changes in the riverEcosystems can be destroyedNatural flooding cleans out siltThe silt that washes downstream provides fertile soil
16Facts about the Three Gorges Dam “Future Wonder of the World” When completed it will be the largest hydroelectric dam in the worldWill be more than 1 mile longWill be almost 600 feet tallWill cost about 24 billion dollars20 years construction time!!