Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals to be solved, while others think that individuals cannot solve these environmental problems unless governments make some action. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals to be solved,
while others think that individuals cannot solve these environmental problems unless
governments make some action. Discuss both views and give your opinion.


[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]It is true that our small individual actions often seem insignificant compared to the scale and
complexity of global environmental problems such as pollution, deforestation and depletion
of natural resources. That is why some people hold the opinion that individual action can do
nothing. Others say that individuals can do something if some action is taken by
governments. This essay shall discuss both views.

Individual actions, small as they may be, can prove more effective than we realize. We can
avoid driving the car, and take public transit, walk, or bicycle instead. This will reduce the
use of fossil fuels and cut pollution. Saving energy at home, like turning on the air
conditioner only when we have to, or turning water heater down a few degrees, is also
ultimately good for the environment. It has been rightly said that – ‘Little drops of water;
little grains of sand; make the mighty ocean; and the vast land’.

There are, however, obstacles that stand in the way of individual action and intervention by
governments is needed. The first obstacle is the lack of professional knowledge needed to
cope with serious environmental issues like soil erosion and salinity, which require a
significant amount of investigation and research. Another obstacle which makes individual
action almost impossible is when an environmental emergency or accident happens such as
an oil spill near the border line, which would necessitate government or even international
coordination.

So, in conclusion, when it comes to environmental problems, individual actions are
indispensable in the problem solving process. But the most pressing and complicated
problems go far beyond an individual’s capability and so require the concerted effort of the
government as well as the global community. Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals

Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals

Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals

Some think that these environmental problems are too big for individuals

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