IELTS Writing task 2: Global Environmental Threats


Reducing global environmental damage should be handled by governments rather than individuals. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Humans as part of earths’ natural assets plays an essential role in the protection and control of environmental threats. Some people believe however, that individual participation alone is not enough to counter the massive distractions. I highly agree that governments shall take the appropriate role in reducing the damage of our ecosystem.  This essay will highlight the reasons why I believe that government interventions on this issue will gained a positive result.

Obviously, governments can play much more an active role in addressing the greater impact of environmental damages which resulted in depletion of natural resources. They have wider access in regulating companies to adhere environmental policies and to utilize innovative technologies such as garbage utilization. Garbage pollution for instance, has become a serious environmental problem in any country today that caused contamination of water and air pollution. Dumping sites keep increasing daily and the odor spread and caused air pollution in the surrounding areas. In this light, governments can explore various types of ways to minimize the adverse effects on this pollution to environment and the human beings.

  • On the contrary, many people positively think that individual involvement can produce more in reducing the harmful effects to environment. Humans greatly contributed on the damages of the nature’s balance by continuously cutting trees and throwing rubbish on the streets thus our individual action towards environment protection has a huge impact. Unfortunately, environmental problem today is more difficult to tackle than before due to the nature of problem has changed. Individual ability is no longer enough to face the issues, for example, unlawful dredging  activity in West Philippines Sea where they are creating an artificial Island that caused an irreparable harm to environment. These activities represent a widespread damaged of corals ecosystems and it needs a geopolitical interventions to counter this global environmental threats.

In summary, controlling the environmental damages in a global scale involves mass participation that a government can effectively lead. If these powerful influences of the governments were to be tapped, then a long-term measures will be enforced towards these environmental issues.

(Thank you to my IELTS mentors) Band 9 Basic

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