Subject: Communication Studies
Teacher: E. Foster
Theme: Socio-Economic Issues
Topic: Water Pollution in the Jamaican Society
“One hundred and fifty years ago, the monster began, this country had become a place of industry. Factories grew on the landscape like weeds. Trees fell, fields were up-ended, rivers blackened. The sky choked on smoke and ash, and the people did, too, spending their days coughing and itching, their eyes turned forever toward the ground. Villages grew into town, towns into cities. And people began to live on the earth rather than within it.” ― Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls The theme chosen is socio economic issues; these are problems involving the economy and the social lives of citizens, the topic that was derived from this theme was “Water Pollution in the Jamaican Society”. The purpose of this theme is to make the researcher become more aware of the socio economic issues facing her community and moreover widen her knowledge on these issues. The theme relates to the researcher’s academic interest where as she intends to pursue a career in socioeconomics. She aims to bring about socioeconomic development and the overall quality of life in her society and also make others become more aware of the problems that the community and also their country are facing. Did you know nearly 1.5 billion people lack safe drinking water? Did you also know that it is estimated that at least 5 million deaths per year can be attributed to waterborne diseases? With over 70% of the planet covered by oceans people have long acted as if bodies of water are limitless grounds for wastes. Raw sewage, garbage and oil spills have begun to overwhelm the diluting capabilities of the oceans and most coastal waters are now polluted. Water is needed by everyone for different uses; however water is a limited natural resource which is replenished at a certain rate. Simply put, if the rate of use exceeds the rate of natural replenishment...