1. The growing childhood obesity epidemic is a result of technology.
    2. Much of the wildlife is dying because of the oil spill.
    3. The town continued programs that it could no longer afford, so it went bankrupt.
    4. More young people became politically active as use of the Internet spread throughout society.
    5. While many experts believed the rise in violence was due to the poor economy, it was really due to the summer-long heat wave.