Read the five articles posted ;“Opinion: There is no drought.” Los Angeles Times

Read the five articles posted ;“Opinion: There is no drought.” Los Angeles Times, 5/6/21
Fountain, “The Western Drought is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It.” The New York Times, 6/24/21.
Leonard, Karklis, and Levitt, “Reservoirs are drying up as consequences of the Western drought worsen.” The Washington Post, 7/9/21
Schaben, “‘Unrecognizable.’ Lake Mead, a lifeline for water in Los Angeles and the West, tips toward crisis.” Los Angeles Times, 7/11/21
Wick & Kuo, “Is California ready for brown lawns and shorter showers? Drought requires less water use.” Los Angeles Times, 7/10/21.
As you read, look for facts and inferences and opinions. Note interesting facts and inferences that you might want to use in your essay. Note interesting opinions you might want to support or refute with facts or inferences from the other articles. Look for the paragraph number (in the right margin) and note it, because you will need to cite the source and paragraph number for every piece of information you use from these articles.Write an essay, following the rules below, in which you complete the following sentence: “California and the rest of the west are suffering from a drought because ….” Then, using your completed sentence as your thesis, complete your essay with an analysis of the facts and reasonable inferences.The professor is more focus to see if we have followed the instruction ” essay Rule” more than anything els.Essay rules:DO NOT perform any additional research. Use nothing you have learned from watching the news, reading newspapers, listening to the radio, social media—NOTHING but those five articles.
For every statement of fact in your essay, you must cite the source. This means that you will have a citation after nearly every sentence. Cite the articles as “Opinion,” “Fountain,” “Leonard,” “Schaben,” and “Wick.” That means if you are citing the sixth paragraph in Leonard’s article, cite it as (Leonard 6).
Write at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words. Citations are included in your word count.
12-point font; Double spaced; 1 ½ inch margins top, bottom, right, and left.
Your name needs to be on the first line of the first page, in the upper right corner, flush right against the right-hand margin.
Your essay must be uploaded to the Populi upload location by the date and time indicated on Populi.
Requirements: 800 words   |   .doc file

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