The issue of environmental protection has been in limelight recently. Some people maintain that protecting the environment is of considerable significance, but they take no actions. In this article, I intend to explore its causes and offer some possible measures.
The primary source of this problem is that environmental protection may bring some inconvenience to individuals’ daily life. In addition to this, efforts to protect the environment will probably damage the economic interests of some industries.Another contributing factor is that the selfishness deeply rooted in human nature is likely to urge individuals to shirk this responsibility to others. Finally, citizens are not motivated to take actual actions for the sake of environmental protection.
In order to overcome this problem, I believe we must strengthen our efforts to publicize the importance of environmental protection and thus promote citizens’ motivation to take actions. It is also necessary for us to enact relevant laws to punish the behaviors of polluting the environment. Another positive step would be toprovide those highly polluted industries with compensations for them to close down.
In conclusion, I believe we must all recognize how serious this problem is.
For the sake of human existence on this planet, it is suggested that joint efforts across the border should be made to rescue the only homeland on which we have survived for millions of years.