I would like to talk about the environmental threats that affect our lives. The terms “climate change”, “global warming” and “green house gas emission” are popular words in the news these days, and every government in the world should tackle these problems hand in hand.
Because of global warming, the temperature is going up, and ice caps are melting, so natural disasters more frequently occur than before, whose damages are worse and worse. In some areas, drought conditions provide a substantial increase in the forest fire risk, and the existence of living creatures is under threat. Flooding and Forest fires cause the loss of animal lives and damages to their property. Soil damage is also serious, because when organic material in the soil deteriorates, erosion happens. Social infrastructure doesn’t function properly as a result.
Fossil fuels, including coal, crude oil and natural gas pollute the environment, where extreme accidents, such as pipeline leaks and discharging millions of gallons of oil into the ocean have occurred over the years. When coal and oil burn, they release carbon dioxide that causes the greenhouse effect and increases global warming. In relation to these, air pollution is also a bad factor for people’s health, especially, causing breathing problems. It also contributes to acid rain. Acid rain affects the fresh water supply. Human beings, animals and plants depend on water, so acid rain damages our habitat, and ultimately, living creatures may become extinct.
In my opinion, all those threats are caused by human activity, so we have to take the responsibility, and we have to act right now, because the measures to prevent future disasters take time until things are improved. All those acts are for the people in the future. We have been living generation by generation, and the Earth has existed for about 4 billion years, and since civilisation, dated back more than 4,000 years ago, human beings have been developed in a miraculous way in the universe, we should appreciate this luck, and the preservation of this planet is our entire responsibility.
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