Yangtze Environmental Change (Likely Consequences/Effects (The river's…
Yangtze Environmental Change
The Coal industry and
other nearby factories
The various cities occupying
the length of the river dumping waste.
The mining industry polluting the river
Extensive water extraction
for human consumption.
The river's marine life quickly dying.
Fish catch-rate for nearby fishermen dropping
Starvation of citizens due to a drop in
fish catchment by fishermen
A death epidemic due to a scarcity of water
Development of new disease by festering bacteria
from the waste
Other nearby agricultural/cultural landscapes
could also get affected if inter-connected.
Harder enforcement of laws/regulations
Cracking down of officials who do not
enforce/follow the laws and regulations
Cracking down of companies that do not follow
health laws and regulations
Provide incentive to think about long-term
Provide plans to clean-up the river
Invest in the cleaning of the river
Serves as a means of transportation
accounts for 40% of China's freshwater
Accounts for more than 70%
of rice production
50% of grain production is made through
the use of the river
Makes up around 40% of China's GDP
Helps connect the East and West parts
of china together.