Essay on To Save the Earth
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To Save the Earth
I wonder how much the front yard of my childhood home is worth. Of course, it's worth less now than before. Once, a stately tree stood in each corner: a tall lilac, a pine, a cherry tree, and a droopy evergreen. My favorite tree lived in the middle. I never knew what kind it was, but every spring it blossomed in delicate pink, and on warm afternoons, I read under its canopy. The front yard no longer looks like that, however. My father removed the lilac bush because it made the lawn too difficult to mow, and cut many of the branches from the pine and my pink-flowered tree so that friends could park their cars on our lawn rather than getting ticketed for parking on the street.
Eventually, my tree died from those…show more content…
He likens destroying our environmental heritage to destroying our cultural one. He questions whether we can really replace or improve upon the works of Shakespeare, Beethoven, Goethe and the Beatles the way some claim science will one day allow us to do with living creatures. Pointing to various psychological studies, Wilson also suggests that we instinctively feel an affinity for other forms of life and hence that living in balance with nature is necessary for our mental well being. Although thought-provoking, his stance isn't persuasive enough to convince someone like my dad, or even me.
To convince someone like my dad that the environment is worth saving, a monetary value needs to be attached to it. Wilson does so, exploring the value of the environment as both a source of raw materials and a provider of services. Particularly compelling is his discussion of the forested watershed in the Catskill Mountains of New York, which purifies the water supply for New York City. As the watershed became more and more polluted, "Officials in New York City...could build a filtration plant to replace the Catskills Watershed, at $6 billion to $8 billion capital cost, followed by $300 million annual running costs; or else they could restore the Catskills Watershed to somewhere near its original purification capacity for $1 billion, with subsequently low maintenance costs."
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We live on planet earth. We get everything for our life from mother earth. We should save our planet earth to ensure that our future generations get a safe environment.
How to save the earth?
We can save our planet earth by saving our trees, natural vegetation, natural resources, water, electricity. We can take measures for controlling environmental pollution and global warming.
Save trees. We should plant new trees plant trees. The schemes afforestation and reforestation should be wholeheartedly supported.
Save natural vegetation. We should use less paper. We can make arrangement for recycling of used paper and other natural products. Plants and trees covers and holds the surface of the earth.
Save natural resources. We all know that the supply of natural resources such as minerals, stones, coal, oil, etc. are limited. We can save electricity by putting off the lights when not in use. Or we can switch to fans instead of air conditioners during nights.
Save water. Water is life. It is the basic necessity for every human being living on this planet. We can stop throwing wastes into open water bodies. At home, we can use water cautiously and ensure that it doesn’t get wasted. Remember, a large many people are still deprived of safe pure water. “Be the change that you want to see in this world.”
Save environment from pollution. Don’t pollute water by not throwing wastes into waterborne. Minimize air pollution by reducing harmful emissions. Use less car, less machines, less electricity, and less plastic goods.Eat organic foods.
Save earth from global warming. Industries should regularly check that their machines are emitting smoke within permissible limits. Ensure that wastes are discharged only after treatment.