Apr 07, 2022 Uncategorized

The Big Sugar Toilet Case Study Questions


Big Sugar Toilet

Big Sugar, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida’s Water

Recent years have seen voter mandates to the Florida Legislature to  deal with Everglades protection, dramatic videos of summer time red tide  and green slime outbreaks (see videos below) on both of South Florida’s  coasts, and considerable infighting in the Legislature over whether or  not to deal with the growing crisis in South Florida’s water flow.

A. Read these online stories and view the video as  background prior to participating in his Forum. Do not participate in  the discussion without having this background knowledge.

Big Sugar Hires 64 Lobbyists in Tallahassee

Bittersweet: The Sugar Industry in South Florida

Florida Legislature Passes Everglades Restoration Bill – May 2017

Lake Okeechobee: A Time Warp for Polluted Water

What is Eutrophication? (video)

U.S. Sugar Corporation home page

What is Florida’s Red Tide?

B. Now answer the following questions in your posting and number your responses B1 and B2 (worth 6 points).

  • 1. How has cartoonist Doug MacGregor  used the cartoon at the top of this page to illustrate the current  status of the quality of South Florida’s water flow? That is, how has he  used the map, colors, shapes, etc. to tell this story? Be sure to include in your discussion the aspects of South Florida’s water flow as part of the Greater Everglades Ecosystems. (4 points)

2. Describe whether or not you think the illustration is accurate in  its depiction.