Some people think that the costs of growth and
development are already too high and the future is bleak. Traffic threatens to
choke all our cities and air pollution threatens the ait that we breathe.
Unless we do something, the world will be impossible to live in. So we need to
re-think our whole way of life and started to be more considerate towards
On the other hand many people think that
development is essential. Unless there is growth and development, the standard
of living cannot rise. Providing that development is controlled, it can do no
harm. Now we are making progress on issues such as pollution and there are more
and more national parks to protect nature. Providing that we work within the
system, we will win.
opinion the greatest danger which threatens our civilization is
the pollution of water, nature, of the air and of the environment. Our
neighbourhood is often so filled with stores and other buildings that scarcely
a few square metres are left for a peace of greenery. Within the cities are
factories, whose high chimneys incessantly churn out sulphur dioxide and other
dioxides fumes that pollute the environment, and not just locally. Winds carry
the polluted air to places many kilometres away. These poisonous substances are not only produced
by factories, but as mentioned by traffic as well. But today many laws that restrict the
production of emissions is issued.