Bye Bye 2016 Olympics
Olympic Sailing might have to wait
Water is necessary for all life, about 70% of Earth is covered in water. Most of the water on earth is seawater, and 3% of all the water has salt in it. Not very much of the water is freshwater, and the little that is is not used for drinking, its used for agricultural needs. We do not have a life-long supply of water, but more people keep coming to America, and were drying up the aquifer. Two of the biggest problems with water are pollution, and global warming. Droughts are the leading cause to difficult animal, and human life. There are wars of water, and this is a quote from Stuart A. Kellen, “The Availability, and control of water supplies are issues to define line in the 21st century.” - Stuart A. Kellen.
A litle bit of Information and Causes
People are saying that the water is so dirty that people won't even get close to it. Guanabara Bay is where the 2016 Rio Olympic sailing event should take place. There's a lot of causes to the water being dirty. Some of them are sewage, and pollution.
Some effects are...
This is the quote on www.thewire.com about the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, "Welcome to the dump that is Rio". Water is starting to turn brown. If you were to fall in the Bay you could get Hepatitis A, Dysentery, Cholera, or other diseases. People that go to Rio to practice for Sailing don't even want to get in it. They're even thinking about changing the location of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
3 Possible Solutions could be...
Some ways we can help clean up the Bay. After Brazil won the 2016 olympic bid in 2009, it promised to clean up the Bay. People in Rio also asked for more funding for Rio, so they can clean the river up way quicker.
This is a map of the Guanabara Bay in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Trash floats on a polluted water channel that flows into the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.