Dos and Don*ts of Dubai

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Pollution in Dubai causes greater
threats than the city knows
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50 years ago people were living in tents in the
desert
Stumble across enormous oil reservoirs
Sell oil as a main supplier to U.S.A.
Running out of resources
Turning to tourism
Building fast and carelessly
Rapid growth cannot be maintained
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Large construction projects emitting large amounts of
gas
Transporting oil in tankers require fuel for tankers
which emits more gas
Desalination plants emit vast quantities of CO2
Rapid Growth calls for more energy meaning more
pollution.
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Desalination plants pour large amounts of heated toxic sludge in
Persian Gulf.
Sand from Palm Islands releases silt into water that buries
essential sea grass.
E. Coli bacteria has been illegally disposed of into the sea.
‘Cruddy’ water is perfect habitat for bacteria
“It’s a cesspool. Our tests show too many E. Coli to count. It’s like
swimming in a toilet. Keith Mutch- Offshore Sailing Club owner.
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Waste Management cannot keep up with rapid growth.
One incident where a waste management truck dumped waste
down the drain that led to a suburb.
Waste has been dumped into the ocean which provides proper
habitat for E. Coli virus to thrive and flourish.
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Desalinate an equivalent of 4 billion bottles of water a day. That is
equivalent to 330,000,000 gallons of water.
Pump huge amounts of heated toxic sludge from the process into
the gulf.
Salinity is at lethal level. 47,000 parts per million.
Desalination plants are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions in
Dubai
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Informing kids.
Using solar energy.
Building rainwater storage towers.
Build by code.
Build more cities like Masdar.
Alternative energy sources.
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Oil is Dubai’s main energy source.
Relies on imported fuel. As their reserves are shrinking
Electricity is also a main energy source.
Dubai uses 6,161 megawatts of energy a day as of 2010.
The max capacity is 7,830 megawatts.
Dubai is trying to establish civil nuclear generator.
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Trying to establish 4 civil nuclear power plants.
Make up for 20% of Dubai’s energy income.
Trying to diversify energy incomes to make less dependent.
Nuclear Power gives off less emissions.
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Many surrounding countries have terrorists.
This might make Dubai an eye catcher.
Radiation meltdown can be dangerous.
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http://gufnews.com/news/gulf/UAE/government/dubai-planspeaceful-nuclear-power
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