Saturday, 4 February 2012

29)Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

There is a no doubt that mankind has come up with some great inventions and advancements that have made our lives more convenient. In conjunction with that fact, there are many people that believe these have made the Earth a better place to live. On the other hand, there are others that believe the Earth is being harmed by these activities. From my perspective, human activities harm the Earth is being harmed by these activities. From my perspective, human activities harm the Earth because the atmosphere has been damaged and forests have been destroyed as side effects of human activities.

To begin with, the atmosphere of the Earth has been severely damaged because of the activities of mankind. Unfortunately, many people disregard the dangers presented by this damage. One of the key factors in the development of society has been industry. While industry has supplied us with many conveniences such as cars, oil and everything else we use in everyday life, the pollution that comes from such activities has put holes in the ozone layer, pollution also makes it difficult for people in certain parts of the world to breathe because factories that support industry pump Freon, carbon monoxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere.

Another terrible side effect of human activity involves the forests. Forests around the world have been decimated by the civilization of human society. To feed the industry that supplies us with our everyday items, the world has developed a relentless hunger for wood. Because of the continuous need for wood, tens of thousands of acres of virgin forests have been destroyed or are being destroyed in the major forest areas of the world. Trees have a very important role to play in the world ecosystem, but the ecosystem is greatly out of balance in many areas because of human activities. If trees are taken out of the ecosystem, humans will also find themselves endangered someday.

To sum up, the development of human society has given us great benefits and conveniences, but in the long run we are harming ourselves and are not thinking about the future. Many people enjoy these developments and just ignore the negative aspects. In my opinion, because of the damage to the atmosphere and forests of the world, the Earth is being severely harmed by human activities.

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