Unsustainable environmental practices poses increasing threats to the Earth’s water, forests, climate, biodiversity and energy supply. The issue of environmental protection is definitely one of the toughest issues facing the whole human race. There are two different opinions debating whether the involvement of individuals is important to solve the problem.
One opinion states that environmental problems are too profound that beyond the capbility of individuals to solve. Firstly, the lack of professional knowledge as well as time and fund for investigation make it impossible for individuals to deal with problems such as sand storm, soil erosion and salinity. Secondly, laws must be made to regulate industrial enterprises and any misconduct causes pollution will lead to serious punishments. This can only be implemented by the government while the individual’s strength seems to be minor at this point.
The other opinion, on the contrary, confirms that environmental problem will not come to an end without individuals’ efforts. Although lots of issues seem “big” by size, mobilization of all individuals towards the problem will lead to excellent outcomes. For example, globle warming is a major headache that has already started affecting our lives and the situation is expected to get worse if it is not under control. While all governments are working together searching for solutions, it is extremely important for us individuals to remain alert and aware of the problem and also take actions from ourselves. The use of energy-saving light bulbs, travelling by bicycles instead of cars will definitely make differences. Individual actions, small as they may be, can prove to be more effective than we realize.
As far as I am concerned, it is true, to some extend, that the actions from tiny individual often seem insignificant compared to the scale and complexity of global environmental problems such as pollution, deforestation and depletion of natural resources. However,...
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