Some people say that
we should invest money in ecology projects, while others believe that nature is
doing well by itself.
The earth is the only planet that people
can live on, but nowadays they seem to be doing everything to make their home
unfit for living. Industrialization has brought us into conflict with the
natural environment. Our pl^get is in danger; air, water and land pollution
have disastrous consequences which threaten human life on Earth.
I strongly feel that the more money is
invested in ecology projects, the better our lives are going to be. People have
technologies to make our planet cleaner: we can control pollution, recycle
waste materials, protect rare animals and plants and install antipollution
equipment. We need more disaster-prevention programs in order to control
environmental pollution, fight the destruction of wildlife and preserve
woodlands. There should be more organizations like Greenpeace that will help
protect the animal world and stop environmental degradation. Such organizations
influence public opinion and help form a correct attitude to nature. There
should be more newspaper articles, TV-programs and science-popular films about
ecological problems. They help people become environment-educated.
However, many people still believe that
nature is doing well by itself. They use natural resources and pollute the
environment, but they don't think how awful the consequences may be. I'm sure
that nature can't do without our help. If we want to breathe fresh air, to
drink clean water and to eat healthy food, we must stop polluting the
To conclude, ecological problems concern
everybody and there are ways to solve them. People must always remember that
the earth is our home and it depends on us what it will be like.
Many people think
that they can't solve the world's environmental problems on their own and that
the government and big companies must care about these problems. However,
others say that individuals can do much to help the environment.
Our planet is in danger: air, water and
land pollution have disastrous consequences which threaten human life on Earth.
Most people are convinced that something must be done to stop pollution, but
they don't know if they can help.
In my opinion, much can be done by an
average citizen. People have to be smart about such things as driving a car or
using electricity. Whenever we drive a car, we are adding greenhouse gases to
the atmosphere. To make our planet cleaner and to use less energy we can try
carpool- ing. That is when three people ride together in one car instead of
driving three cars to work. We can also use public transport, ride a bike, or
walk. People can save electricity by turning off lights, our TV-set and
computer. We can use less washing up liquids to keep the water clean. We can
also plant trees, collect litter and recycle cans, bottles, plastic bags and
newspapers. Besides, we can buy products that don't use much energy
But a lot of people still think that
there is little they can do to help the environment. They are sure that it is
the duty of the government and big companies to make our planet cleaner: to
recycle waste materials, to protect rare animals and plants, to install
antipollution equipment and so on. But they are wrong. Everybody must take part
in reducing pollution.
To conclude, if we want to be healthy,
to drink clean water and to breathe fresh air, we should take care of the
environment and help improve our lives on Earth.
There is a lot of
discussion about the destruction of rain forests. Some people don't care about
this problem, while others feel that the rain forest must be preserved.
Nowadays rainforests occupy a relatively
small area. One can find them in South America and Indonesia, in Thailand and
Sri Lanka. Worryingly, rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate owing
to deforestation, river pollution and soil erosion. Quite a lot of people still
don't know what effect the destruction of the rainforest may have on the world
To my mind, tropical rainforests are
very important for our planet because they are home to a great variety of
plants, insects, birds and animals. Tropical rainforests are called the
"world's largest pharmacy" because a lot of natural medicines have
been discovered there. More than half of the world's species of plants and
animals are found in rainforests. They also offer a way of life to many people
living in and around the forest. What is more, rainforests are the lungs of our
planet because they produce a significant amount of the world's oxygen.
Unfortunately, rainforests continue
disappearing. Some people say that we need more land for agriculture and more
trees for timber. They continue killing animals and picking up herbs and rare
flowers. Rainforests also have value as tourism destinations. But the increasing
number of tourists may damage the local environment. I strongly feel that
people must be careful with nature.
To conclude, if people want to be
healthy and to live happily on Earth, they must preserve rainforests. I think
that governments must work together with environmentalists to fight deforestation
and to prevent the disappearance of "the lungs of our planet".
that we should recycle our waste. However, most people continue disposing of it
in the usual way.
Recycling is an important issue
nowadays. Unfortunately, people have always polluted their surroundings. The
development of big industrial cities has led to the concentration of huge
amounts of waste into small areas. Disposal of waste has become a major
problem. When rubbish is burnt, this pollutes the atmosphere. When it is
buried in landfill sites, it can cause pollution of water supplies. So the
obvious solution of this problem is recycling.
I strongly feel that everybody can help
recycle waste by collecting litter and by sorting rubbish into different
categories. Paper, glass and plastic can be sold to recycling companies.
Recycled waste can be made into new products and it can help save natural
resources. Some waste can also be used to produce electricity or to make soil
for growing fruit and vegetables. In my opinion, it would be great if recycling
centres paid people for the rubbish they brought in.
But in spite of all the advantages of
recycling, there is still a lot of waste everywhere. Many people don't want to
sort their rubbish. Some areas still have plenty of landfill space and no recycling
centres. They find it rather expensive to transport materials for recycling to
big cities. To my mind, there must be more recycling centres not only in big
cities, but in small towns as well. Besides, people should be educated about
the importance of recycling.
In general, recycling is good for the
environment. What is more, it is an interesting and profitable business. If
everybody made a small effort to improve their local environment, pollution
would be reduced gradually and the global situation would improve.