Presentation on theme: " 50 years ago people were living in tents in the desert Stumble across enormous oil reservoirs Sell oil as a main supplier to U.S.A. Running out."— Presentation transcript:
50 years ago people were living in tents in the desert Stumble across enormous oil reservoirs Sell oil as a main supplier to U.S.A. Running out of resources Turning to tourism Building fast and carelessly Rapid growth cannot be maintained
Large construction projects emitting large amounts of gas Transporting oil in tankers require fuel for tankers which emits more gas Desalination plants emit vast quantities of CO2 Rapid Growth calls for more energy meaning more pollution.
Desalination plants pour large amounts of heated toxic sludge in Persian Gulf. Sand from Palm Islands releases silt into water that buries essential sea grass. E. Coli bacteria has been illegally disposed of into the sea. ‘Cruddy’ water is perfect habitat for bacteria “It’s a cesspool. Our tests show too many E. Coli to count. It’s like swimming in a toilet. Keith Mutch- Offshore Sailing Club owner.
Waste Management cannot keep up with rapid growth. One incident where a waste management truck dumped waste down the drain that led to a suburb. Waste has been dumped into the ocean which provides proper habitat for E. Coli virus to thrive and flourish.
Desalinate an equivalent of 4 billion bottles of water a day. That is equivalent to 330,000,000 gallons of water. Pump huge amounts of heated toxic sludge from the process into the gulf. Salinity is at lethal level. 47,000 parts per million. Desalination plants are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions in Dubai
Informing kids. Using solar energy. Building rainwater storage towers. Build by code. Build more cities like Masdar. Alternative energy sources.
Oil is Dubai’s main energy source. Relies on imported fuel. As their reserves are shrinking Electricity is also a main energy source. Dubai uses 6,161 megawatts of energy a day as of 2010. The max capacity is 7,830 megawatts. Dubai is trying to establish civil nuclear generator.
Trying to establish 4 civil nuclear power plants. Make up for 20% of Dubai’s energy income. Trying to diversify energy incomes to make less dependent. Nuclear Power gives off less emissions.
Many surrounding countries have terrorists. This might make Dubai an eye catcher. Radiation meltdown can be dangerous.