Implications for the Future

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In 1996, Paramount pictures made a movie called “A Civil Action” from one of the best-selling books by Jonathan Harr. The author depicts the real-life incidence where water played a factor of life and death in this small town of Woburn, Massachusetts. The premise of the movie starts with one child being diagnosed with a rare disease known as leukemia. Then more and more people to include the children were getting diagnosed with leukemia. One of the mothers decides this could not be a coincidence but an epidemic of some sort. The mother hires a lawyer and when investigating these cases, the finding showed that all the people had trichloroethylene (TCE) in their body. So what was the common link with all of the victims? The water! The town’s water supply was contaminated .There were three major companies to include a chemical company involved in the contamination of the water supply. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) witnessed and found these companies guilty from contaminating the town’s water supply by dumping waste in the rivers and wells. This is just one environmental problem that was observed then and is still happening now the need for environmental action on shortages and water pollution by contaminating and overconsumption. This paper will explain the relationship between the preservation of the environment and psychology, give an solution to control water, give at least one legal barrier, political, and economic barrier that exists for solving the environmental problem of water control and how these barriers can be overcome, and propose an outcome and justification of why the solution to the identified problem will be successful, based upon scholarly research. The relationship between psychology and the preservation of the environment is through conservation psychology. According to Saunders (2003), conservation psychology is defined as, “the scientific study of the reciprocal relationships between humans and...
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