The year is 2010. The National Weather Service has studied the last decade's rainfall rates and the storm patterns over the Atlantic Ocean and has produced an alarming forecast: over the next 5 years, the Everglades- region will experience a 30-percent- decrease in the amount of rainfall it receives. But lack of rainfall is not the only challenge the Everglades faces. During the last century, the Everglades has been profoundly changed by increasing urban and agricultural activity. Humans have drained the wetland and created a complex canal and levee system, thus causing drastic changes in the ecosystem: shrinking populations of wading birds and the collapse of alligators' nesting activities.
How will your group respond to this serious decrease in rainfall? Create an action plan that will reduce the damage the long period of dry weather will cause to human and ecological interests.