A Research Study On The Drought

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Out of all available to humanity water about 96.5% are saltwater and only 3.5% are fresh water; only 0.26% of freshwater are found in the surface water i.e lakes, rivers, and swamps (USGS). Despite of the decrease of fresh water availability, people remain careless toward arising water issue. While doing my research about the drought, I was astonished to see comments like “who cares” and “there are more important questions”. It seems to me that a lot of people underestimate this problem. People get used to live with the comfort so much that they forget about the cost they pay for it. Industrial and technological progresses have improved living conditions of the people, it also has increased their lifespan; “according to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy for men in 1907 was 45.6 years; by 1957 it rose to 66.4; in 2007 it reached 75.5” (LiveScience). However, in response to all types of pollution caused by these benefits nature has paid humans by the climate change which lead to the water shortage. In other words, water drought is a consequence of man-made decisions. In my essay, I want to highlight that the longer the drought remains unresolved the more severe effects Californians and people in general will have to deal with. Society keeps developing; the expansion of technologies and industries squeezes out the remains of natural habitat; environment issues arise one after another. People create environmental problems around themselves, everywhere
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