Reducing global environmental damage

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IELTS Writing Task 2: Environment

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 abused our coral reefs and throwing garbage on waters 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, China 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.

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  1. I agree that government must take the responsibility in facing this problem. It has all the access to educate, to inform individuals to get involve on this matter. Just like in our place, 80-90% are not aware of the global warming thing! Even the simple segregation of garbage, the importance of a clean surroundings, the burning of plastic materials, used tires, they don’t know the advantage and not of the following. that is because of lack of knowledge and information. Well, barangay officials don’t know much about it. And if you are going to tell them, you are just creating bad impression of yourself.

    Government has the means to do action by advertisement, through Barangay offices, brochures, create a group to do the teaching with the youths in different covered courts of each barangay. I don’t know if I make sense, but this is my personal observation.

    • Thank you for sharing your dismal experience of government’s shortcoming in addressing the issue of garbage collection that affects environmental damages. Let’s keep hope that somebody from government can read your opinion and suggestions towards proper collections of waste materials in every community.

  2. Hmmm… are you requesting people give you feedback on these essays or are you trying to say these are a model for other people follow?

    • Hi Joko, Thank you for visiting this site. All essays in this site are being written for everyone to share their opinion (s) in the comment section and at the same time students could learn from their feedback.

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