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Causes and Effects of Natural Resources Misuse

Global Warming

Global Warming is the term people use to refer to the increase of the temperature around the world. One of the main causes of the Global Warming is pollution.

Watch the next video and identify five causes and effects of Global Warming.

READING #1: POLLUTION

READ THE FOLLOWING READING AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE READING.

The only way to protect the rivers and oceans of Costa Rica is to have impact studies involving local community and scientific assessment; this is in order to give diagnostic credibility and to prevent more crimes against nature from industries and giant mega-projects that alter and damage the surrounding areas near water sources above and below the ground. Pollutants dumped into the river alter surrounding areas and fresh water supplies. This is as old as the industrial age.

The government of Costa Rica should punish those responsible with large fines and sanctions, such as cleaning up the mess and replacing all the fish and shrimp and other flora and fauna damaged before their operation license is returned.

QUESTIONS:
1. What is the best option to keep waters clean? _________________________________________________________

2. What does the construction of big commercial companies cause? _________________________________________________________

3. The author of the article considers that local authorities must __________________________________________________________
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