The Middle East

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The Middle East by Mind Map: The Middle East

1. Oil Crisis

1.1. Oil is not being shared equally, especially in the Arab places.

1.1.1. According to the article it says, “The Arab world’s oil is unevenly shared.”

1.1.1.1. That quote shows that the oil is not getting shared equally.

1.1.2. According to the article it says, “Desertification is a sweeping environmental problem, with vast effects in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran.”

1.1.2.1. That quote shows that desertification impacts the oil crisis.

1.1.3. According to the article it says, “There is plenty for other Arabs, too. Taken together, their 19 countries hold some 46% of the world’s total proven oil reserves (as well as a quarter of its natural-gas reserves).” It also says, “Saudi Arabia alone holds the most of all reserves. Just eight Arab countries have actually grown rich from energy exports.”

1.1.3.1. The first quote shows that in the Middle East there are so many people and 19 countries, which in a way can be something negative which can relate to not having an equal amount of oil throughout the Middle East. The second quote shows that there are some countries that are doing well but others that are not. The reason why the other countries are not doing well is because they don’t have enough oil that they should, this is how it can relate the not having an equal amount of oil.

1.1.4. Divided among its 250,000 citizens (the other 85% of Qatar’s population of 2.1 million are foreign workers and are not counted because they are not citizens), the tiny country’s Gross Domestic Product (the value of all the goods and services Qatar produces) comes to $700,000 per person.

1.1.4.1. Compared to Jordan. Qatar has much less of an income.

1.1.5. Some of the countries have so much oil that people are very rich, meanwhile Jordan for example is one of the countries that doesn’t have the amount of oil that other countries have and the income per person is $4,945.13

1.1.5.1. Compared to Qatar, Jordan has much more of an income.

1.2. Although countries in the Middle East have enough oil for themselves, they still fight over it.

1.2.1. One problem is that the countries from the northern part of the Middle East are fighting for oil because there is more oil in the central/southern part of the Middle East.

1.2.1.1. If there is still fighting then the U.S. might have to get into the fight to stop it which can impact us.

1.3. Another problem is that since ISIS originated from the Middle East near where oil is mined from.

1.3.1. The U.S. is scared to send their companies there and ISIS might not let us mine oil.

1.3.1.1. If the U.S. doesn't get any more oil then that could impact us.

2. Solutions for the Oil Crisis

2.1. They can figure some way to share the oil equally.

2.1.1. One reason why is so that there won be some places with less oil then other places.

2.2. They can have an exporting business.

2.2.1. The reason why is so that the business can export oil in the Middle East equally.

2.3. More of the poor countries in the Middle East should export oil.

2.3.1. The reason why is so that not only the rich take all of the money.

2.4. The Middle East could let different countries take oil from them in exchange of money.

2.4.1. But the amount of money the foreign countries have to pay should always be less than how much the oil they collect is worth so then the foreign countries can make an investment.

3. Water Crisis

3.1. There is a big water disaster in the Middle East.

3.1.1. A lot of water is being wasted at the time it is needed in the Middle East.

3.1.1.1. 85% of water is devoted to agriculture and land that is farmed on is destroyed by desertification.

3.1.1.1.1. This means that the water that is used irrigate the land is wasted. 85% of all water is wasted, which is a lot of water.

3.1.1.2. According to the article it says, “In reality, however, the UAE is confronted with a serious depletion of their available water resources. A report from the Emirates Industrial Bank in 2005 said that the UAE had the highest per capita consumption of water in the world.”

3.1.1.2.1. That quote shows that the United Arab Emirates deplete so much water per year which leads to part of the water crisis.

3.1.1.3. It is common to misuse land by heavy irrigation in the Middle East.

3.1.2. Healthy drinking water has become harder to find in the Middle East.

3.1.2.1. According to the article it says, “Water resources are becoming increasingly scarce, especially for the millions there who already lack access to sanitary water.”

3.1.2.1.1. That quote shows that water is becoming polluted and scarce for people.

3.1.2.2. According to the article it says, “Desertification is a sweeping environmental problem, with vast effects in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran.”

3.1.2.2.1. That quote shows that desertification impacts the water crisis.

3.1.2.3. The seawater used most in desalination plants has high amounts of of boron and bromide, and the process can also remove essential minerals like calcium.

3.1.2.3.1. Desalination is a process that removes minerals from saline water.

4. Solutions for the Water Crisis

4.1. The Middle East should try not to waste too much water in irrigating farmland.

4.1.1. Because there is always a chance that it may get destroyed in desertification.

4.2. The Middle East should find a way to reduce desertification.

4.2.1. For example, they could get help from other countries to get water resources

4.3. The people in the Middle East have already started using seawater and purify it to make it drinkable.

4.3.1. But some of the minerals that you need are removed in the purifying process so people should eat or drink things with those minerals so people in the Middle East stay healthy.

4.4. One solution for water becoming increasingly scarce is for them to stop farming too much. Because it is supposed to be balanced and if there is too much of farming then there is a less chance of water to be drank, also, farming can lead to desertification.

4.4.1. Because it is supposed to be balanced and if there is too much of farming then there is a less chance of water to be drank, also, farming can lead to desertification.