Environment 05

TOPIC

Should the government invest more on environmental protection?

Essay

◆ Pros
 I strongly believe that the government should invest more on environment protection for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that if the Earth becomes uninhabitable, we will all die. It is still a remote possibility for human beings to move to another planet. If the environmental pollution continues at this rate, it is very likely that the Earth will become uninhabitable some day. Considering these things, if the government does not invest more on environmental protection, human beings will become extinct some day.
 The second reason is that it is a great way to mitigate unemployment. If the government creates more environmental protection jobs, there will be more job opportunities.
 The third reason is that human beings are responsible for the damage that has been done. It is human beings that have polluted the environment this much. It is human beings that have driven many animals into extinction. Therefore, it is only natural for human beings to try to restore the environment and in order to do so it is indispensable for the government to invest more on environmental protection.
 For the aforementioned three reasons, I strongly believe that the government should invest more on environment protection.
(202 Words)

◆ Cons
 I do not believe that the government should invest more on environment protection for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that it is not governmental monetary aid but each individual’s sense of awareness to protect environment that heals the environment. No matter how much the government spends on it, without each individual’s sense of awareness, it is not useful.
 The second reason is that there are other more impending problems for the government to invest on such as economic recession, poverty, international disputes, and so forth. The present environmental problems are less likely to directly affect people’s daily life immediately than aforesaid problems. It is natural to deal with imminent dangers first.
 The third reason is that it is too late to restore the Earth now. The damage has already done and now it is impossible to recover the damage. The polluted air and oceans cannot be cleaned again. The ozone layer cannot be formed again. The lost forest and woods are irreparable. Hence, it is meaningless for the government to invest more on environmental protection. It is too late.
 For the aforementioned three reasons, I do not believe that the government should invest more on environment protection.
(203 Words)

Date:July 13, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:政府か環境保護にもっと投資するべきか?

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書きました。

賛成派では、
「地球に住めなくなったら、全員死ぬ」
「失業問題の緩和」
「人類はいままで破壊してきた環境に対して責任がある」
の3つを、キーアイディアに、書いてみました。

反論としては、
「本当に、地球に住めなくなるのか?」
「政府が環境問題に投資したからと言って、本当に雇用が増えるのか?」
「よりお金を投資する事が、「責任を取る」という事になるのか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「環境保護に一番必要なのは、政府の金銭的援助ではなく、一人一人の意識」
「もっと急を要する問題がたくさんある」
「もうすでに手遅れだから、いまさら投資しても意味がない」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「一人一人の意識のみ<一人一人の意識+政府の金銭的援助、ではないか?」
「他に急を要する問題がある事が、他の問題に一切投資しない理由にはならないのでは?」
「本当に、もう手遅れなのか?まだまだ、やれることがたくさんあるのでは?」
などが考えられますね。