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Environmental Concerns in Latin America

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Audrey Parkman

on 4 February 2014

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Transcript of Environmental Concerns in Latin America

Oil Pollution in Venezula
Environmental Concerns in Latin America
Brazil
Destruction Of the Rain Forest
DEFORESTAION
MEXICO CITY AND AIR POLLUTION
WORLD'S WORST AREA FOR AIR POLLUTION
OVER 19 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN MEXICO CITY
THOUSANDS OF FACTORIES
OVER 3 MILLION CARS (OLDER MODELS
CONCERNS
GEOGRAPHY- bowl-shaped crater
air is thin due to high elevation
exhaust from cars and factories get trapped in the valley
SMOG-SMOKE AND THICK FOG
SOLUTIONS
DRIVERS MUST LEEAVE CARS HOME ONE DAY A WEEK
CITIZENS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RIDE BUSES AND TRAINS OR CARPOOL TO WORK
CARS ARE INSPECTED MORE OFTEN
Mexico City
SS6G2 The student will discuss environmental issues in Latin America.
Explain the major environmental concerns of Latin America regarding the issues of air pollution in Mexico City, Mexico, the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil, and oil-related pollution in Venezuela.
The largest country in South America
half of the country is covered by rain forest
Benefits
humans have found plants...used to produce drugs for treating diseases
Brazil nuts, cocoa, and rubber
timber
creates oxygen
Concerns
Deforestation
The government creates laws to control the amount of forest that is cut down
one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas
5th largest producer of oil in the world
oil sales account for half the $ received by the government
CONCERNS
oil spills along the coast
tanker leaks
high levels of gas carbon dioxide
contributes to global warming
Lake Maracaibo is dropping 3 inches per year
The government built dikes
Oil spill
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