I bought this bottle of water when I was coming to the class. This bottle cost me a dollar and did you know that this similar water bottle might cost 5 to 10 dollars within next 5 to ten years if we don't conserve and protect our fresh water supply.
I. About 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water.
A. Of all this water, only .3% is usable by humans, the remaining 99.7% is either unusable salt water or unavailable fresh water.
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.
II 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 cannot produce anymore.
B. Water is a commodity that is essential to all life on this planet, and it needs our help, tonight I would like to persuade my audience to not only conserve our water supply, but to clean it up as well.
I. Most people do not know this, but our fresh water supply has never been abundant.
A. Statistics indicate that the world will be severely challenged to conserve what little there will be in the next century.
B. In 1998, 30 nations possessed less than the minimum supply of water required by a human to meet the basic needs of the nations population.
II. We not only have to consider conserving our water supply, but cleaning it up as well.
A. As we enter a new millennium, it is appropriate to keep in mind how much we've already done to clean up our polluted waterways, how much further we still have to go, and the role that each of you can play to get the job done.
B. Water pollution touches everyone's lives in many ways.
C. Humans and wildlife alike suffer a multitude of health problems due to exposure to toxic chemic