What is the effectiveness of such global treaties as The Kyoto Agreement to alleviate global environmental issues (global warming, acid rain, etc.). Should the United States take a more active role in these agreements? Moreover, why have poorer countries become offshore manufacturing centers? What impact does this manufacturing have on local water supplies? What implications does this have, especially in locations where clean water is already in short supply? Is water a commodity to be bought and sold, or is it a right? What are the arguments on both sides?