Environmental Issues in Asia. Essential Question. How are humans responsible for their environment?. Standards. SS7G10 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.
Environmental Issues in Asia
SS7G10 The student will discuss environmental issues across Southern and Eastern Asia.
the banks of the YangtzeRiver
Cities have also been affected. When water quality is tested and water is too polluted to drink:
Fishing village in Jiangse Providence
Pollution in the Yangtze River
Fish market in Wuhan
Smog shrouds buildings in Changsha in Hunan province on January 14.
Vehicles move slowly through heavy smog in Beijing on Thursday, January 16. China's manufacturing of exports generates pollution that harms air quality -- not only in Asia but also all the way across the Pacific Ocean in the Western United States, according to a new study.
Many nations in South, Southeast, and East Asia will now have to worry about the “Asian Brown Cloud” caused by too much pollution in the air.
*causes: waste from factories, motor vehicles, forest fires, etc.
* It is a brown haze that can alter the paths of monsoons, reduce photosynthesis, and reduce solar radiation to the earth’s surface.
Flooding is caused by:
It now takes much less water to cause a flood!