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Конспект 24. People and nature
About two hundred years ago people lived in greater harmony with the environment because industry was not much developed. Today the situation is quite different, the contradictions between men and nature are dramatic. People all over the world are worried about what is happening to the environment. Newspapers and magazines write about water pollution, air pollution, and soil pollution. Now many parts of the world are crowded, people live in megalopolises. Where many people live together, litter is a great problem. It can cause health problems and makes cities look dirty.
Much of the waste from factories, chemical industry and heavy industry is very dangerous. Fish dies in the lakes, rivers and seas, trees die too. Much of thiswaste goes into the air and is carried by winds for great distances.
Another considerable problem is that people don't get enough oxygen in big cities. They suffer from smog. Moreover, megalopolises produce a lot of noise.
The Earth is our home. We must take care of it for ourselves and for the next generations. And, above all, this means keeping our environment clean. The importance of this task is pointed out by ecologists and scientists who want to control and solve this problem. Each of us must do as much as possible to keep the land, air and water clean. The striking example of what can happen with all the nature if we don’t try to save it is as follows. More than 30 years ago the Aral was a bright sea with a lot of fish. Two rivers supplied it with water. But then the water of the rivers was diverted to cotton plantations. As a result, the Aral now is on the border of ecological disaster.If no immediate measures are taken, the Aral Sea will soon disappear.
Except the Aral, there are many other places throughout our planet that need urgent help. And, to my mind, we are obliged to remove factories and plants from cities, use modern technologies, redesign and modify purifying systems for cleaning and trapping harmful substances, protect and increase the greenery and broaden ecological education. These are the main practical measures, which must be taken in order to improve the ecological situation.
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