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6) “Our thirst for more water is making the ocean saltier”, in the light of the above statement discuss increasing salinity as one of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century. (250 words)

Topic Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment. . Disaster and disaster management.

6) “Our thirst for more water is making the ocean saltier”, in the light of the above statement discuss increasing salinity as one of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The article brings out the alarming water crisis facing the world and more so 

Specifically the drying of oceans due to increasing trends of de-salinization of ocean waters.

Key demand of the question:

Discuss the issue in detail and bring out the concerns associated and explain what steps need to be taken to overcome and mitigate the challenges.

Directive:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain first the problem.

Body:

Discuss that, regions without enough drinking water often turns to desalination, the process of removing salt from seawater to make it drinkable. But researchers are now worrying that the process’ salty byproducts could wreak havoc on the ocean’s delicate ecosystems. 

Explain what the crux of the issue is, highlight the contributing factors etc.

Discuss the potential consequences of the problem.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions to address the issue and emphasize on the need to have multi-faceted approach.

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