Development in technology has brought various environmental problems. Some believe that people need to live simpler lives to solve environmental problems. Others, however, believe technology is the way to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

đăng 17:54, 20 thg 3, 2017 bởi Nam Đỗ Hoàng   [ đã cập nhật 17:55, 20 thg 3, 2017 ]

The improvements in technology currently bring about harmful effects on the environment. While some people believe having simpler lives is the only solution, I would argue that technological advances can help to tackle these environmental problems.

On  the  one  hand,  it  is  believed  that  individuals  need  to  live  simple  lives  and  rely  less  on technology. The first suggestion is that people should walk or cycle rather than drive cars. This is because the current number of cars  being manufactured and used is increasing, which causes high levels of exhaust fumes and makes air pollution become serious. Additionally, people should try to reduce their consumption of electricity so that the exploitation of natural resources such as fossil fuels or nuclear power can be minimised. An example of this idea is the annual event called Earth Hour where everyone is asked to turn their lights off for sixty minutes.

On  the  other  hand,  I  believe  the  developments  of  technology  can  greatly  contribute  to environmental protection. Firstly, because of those improvements, people are able to come up with  ways  to  recycle  materials  such  as  paper  or  glass,  which  reduces  the  problem  of  waste disposal. Secondly, technology can also help to create electricity using renewable resources. For example, many countries in the world have built plants that utilise solar energy to generate power. As  a  result,  it  is  not  necessary  to  rely  on  non-renewable  resources,  and  people  can  create electricity without significantly damaging the environment.

In conclusion, while some people think that they should live simpler lives to prevent environmental issues, I would argue that these problems can be dealt with by technological improvements.

(270 words, by Quang Thắng)