We discussed a little bit in class about how important the Great Lakes are to us. Nearly all of us raised our hands and said that it would be awful for someone to come into OUR water supply and attempt to drain it for their own personal benefits. However, there are some interesting statistics that will continue this thought process. Did you know that the Great lakes supply 20% of the world's fresh water supply? Also another key point is that it supplies us with 90% of the fresh water that we need.
When expansion occurs especially considering the housing bubble it increases the impact of pollution onto our Great lakes. As bigger homes continue to house less people and expansion of the mcmansions continues we will have a major issue. We can't afford to lose that much of a fresh water supply and therefore something drastic may need to change.