Running head: OUR ROLE PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT 1 OurRole Protecting Environment NameInstitution
Ladies and gentlemen, there is a high need for the generation that isliving today to think not only about today, but also tomorrow and thedays after. In some aspects, we inherited the world that was not asgood as it is currently. We have given ourselves state of the arttechnology, efficient means of transport, and improved ways of doingalmost anything. We have helped to make the world better than wefound it. However, as an adage goes, there is two way to every story,our story has not been any different. In as much as the contemporarydevelopments have improved the living standard and quality of life,we have sacrificed the environment for it. Given that every personhas played a role in polluting the environment, we all have a role toplay in protecting it.
The 21st century has seen the nature’s fury at its worst. Therehave been floods in almost every corner of the world, starting fromhurricanes in Japan to Tsunamis in U.S.A. The weather patterns andclimatic conditions have changed a great deal. Or has it not? Theenvironmentalists and scientists have blamed this on the increasedpollution that has led to the depletion of the ozone layer (De Sario,Katsouyanni & Michelozzi, 2013).
Ozone layer plays a critical role in protecting human beings andother things around the world from harmful rays and excessive heat.Following the depletion of the ozone layer, we have witnessed hottersummers than usual, the level of the sea and oceans have risen, andthe ice in the major mountain is melting. I hope you agree with methat everybody should be alarmed by this disastrous turn of eventsthat we have brought to ourselves.
Pollution emanates mainly from our daily activities that includevehicles emission, industrial activities, burning of plasticmaterials, and use of sprays. Every single unit of emission producedby every vehicle around the world plays a small role in making ourworld inhabitable (Diffenbaugh & Field, 2013). So what do we do?We are supposed to live like responsible citizens of the world. Thebest way of doing this is adopting organic ways of doing things. Weshould invest and concentrate on buying food that has been grown inorganic ways. By doing this, we will encourage more farmers to relyon organic methods of farming. This will reduce the amount ofherbicides and insecticides used around the world and also help toprevent degrading our waters with agricultural chemicals.
Organizations and individuals have equal responsibility of ensuringthat we have a safe environment. This is because the effects ofliving in a polluted environment affects both individuals andorganizations. For the individuals, air pollution has led to somehealth complications such as lung cancer. On the other hand, the costof operating the organizations will increase with increase inpollution where they will have to pay more for health insurance ofits employees and suffer low availability of raw materials.
Other ways in which we can adopt to prevent pollution include usingvehicles with fewer emissions such as hybrid and electric vehicles,reducing the amount of industrial discharge produced every day, andreduce the use of pollutant fuel such as coal. On addition to this,each and every person should invest in doing small things that mean alot in the protection of environment such as planting trees, andadopting a green life.
It is evident that the climate and the environment situation haschanged for worse over the years. It behooves each and every personto invest some time and resources to protect the integrity of ourmother planet. If all of us were to do what we can in reducing dailyamount of pollution, we would have a clean, green and moreclimatically stable and environmentally safe planet.
De Sario, M., Katsouyanni, K., &Michelozzi, P. (2013). Climate change, extreme weather events, airpollution and respiratory health in Europe. EuropeanRespiratory Journal, 42(3),826-843.
Diffenbaugh, N. S., & Field, C.B. (2013). Changes in ecologically critical terrestrial climateconditions. Science, 341(6145),486-492.