Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to conserve and protect our oceans and fresh water supply.
Central Idea: Our water is a treasured resource that should be protected for our future generations
I. About 70% of the earths surface is covered with water. (show globe)
A. Of all this water, only .3% is usable by humans, the remaining 99.7% is either unusable salt water or unavailable fresh water. (show graph #1)
B. Much of the useable .3% is out of reach and locked up in icecaps and glaciers.
II. We all know that water is important.
A. Plants and animals need clean water to survive.
B. People cannot survive more than a few days without water.
C. Almost everything we do uses water: drinking, bathing, growing food and gardens, even making the toys and tools we use today.
III. Although water covers most of the earth, all of us share less that 1% of all the water on earth.
A. The water we have now is all we will ever have. We can not produce anymore.
B. Water is a commodity that is essential to all life on this planet, and it needs our help. It is our responsibility to not only conserve our water supply, but to clean it up as well.
I. Most people do not know this,
Our wildlife has no choice but to depend on the nearest stream, lake, or pond for its water whether it"tms polluted or not. The effects of water pollution on human health can be deadly. With your help, we can assure that watersheds across the country are clean healthy and meet the needs of the wildlife and the people that depend on them. In closing, I"tmve made some handouts with viable information on how you can help save our water supply for future generations. Each of us, no matter how carefully we watch what we eat and drink, has traces of industrial chemicals and pesticides in our bodies. Take a stand, get educated and become part of the solution, not the problem. Statistics indicate that the world will be severely challenged to conserve what little there will be in the next century. This means it must take drastic steps in changing some areas of pollution, which the state has failed to address.