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My group’s environmental issues were environmental & development, population growth, food and agriculture and biological diversity. Since there were 6 of us in a groups, we decided to split the topics among each other and at the end put together all of our research. The issue I got assigned was developmental and environmental issues on a global scale with Rebecca. From there, we decided to split it among ourselves, leaving me to research environmental issues and Rebecca researching development issues. Some environmental issues I researched were water and climate change. On the websites I used as my sources, I came across some interesting facts. For example, according to Anup Shah’s “Water and Development article”, it takes 150 gallons of water to make 1 newspaper, 1,000 gallons to make 1 liter of orange juice, 2,500 gallons to make 1 pound of beef, and it takes 40,000 gallons to make 1 new car. This shows it takes a great amount of water to produce our goods. Also in the article “Global Water Facts”, I learned that out of the all the water in Earth, 97% is salt water, 2% is in polar ice caps, and 1% is fresh water, which includes rivers, lakes, streams and aquifers not to mention that over half of this percentage is polluted. Out of this 1%, 70% is used for agriculture, 20% is used for industry, and 10% is used for all other human uses, this showing that we are using freshwater at twice the rate it is being replenished by nature. Another interesting fact I came across was that Americans use over 100 gallons per person per day, Which I learned is significantly more than anyone else in the world. As a matter of fact, one flush of our toilet, which requires 3-7 gallons of water, uses more water then the average person in a developing country such as Africa has access to all day. This is interesting because it makes me wonder how many gallons of water are spent at my house where my two younger sisters, my brother, my mother, and I live. In the climate change…