“the World Our Children Will Inherit”

“the World Our Children Will Inherit”

The future of our world is an issue which frequently generates a great deal of heated debate, with optimistic people maintaining that the world will be a better place for our children and grandchildren, whilst pessimistic, as me, claim that the world is getting worst and worst each day, thanks to our lack of awareness of the paramount importance of this awkward fact.

In the first place, nowadays the earth is being atrociously damaged by human beings who do not measure the consequences of their actions on the environment. For instance, according to experts half of the world’s rainforest have already been destroyed and two thirds of what is left will disappear by 2030. What is more, I found it appalling last year news about the contract that Argentina and Uruguay singed to open a paper mill without a shadow of doubt. It was utterly regardless of the frightful outcomes that this action would bring on the environment. That paper mill liberates a great amount of noxious chemicals into the air producing air pollution, which will then contribute to global warming.

In addition, our coming generations will not have the chance to get pleasure from witnessing the breathtaking landscapes with their flora and fauna, which we still take pleasure in today. The main reason for this is that there are many species in danger of extinction because their habitats are being deforested and then the erosion makes them impossible to be recovered. Experts have estimated that between 2000 and 2010 ten percentage of 30 million species of plants and animals that exist in the earth will be lost forever. This fact is so dreadful because the extinction of one plant species is prone to cause the loss of around thirty dependant organisms. Needless to mention, the ever-increasing use of motor vehicles is another fact that contribute to the overall destruction of our natural environments.

However, there are those who argue that all those environmental problems are being solved, but the...

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