1. Some People Believe That the Earth Is Being Harmed (Damaged) by Human Activity. Others Feel That Human Activity Makes the Earth a Better Place to Live. What Is Your Opinion? Use Specific Reasons and Examples to Support Our Answer. Essay

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What is a good living place? Is the earth a good living place? Some people say “yes” but in my opinion, the earth used to a good one. It is true that human activities make people’s daily life become more interesting with much convenient stuff around. However, when we are over-using them, those activities turn into the thing killing us as well as destroying our living place. Unfortunately, that process is happening and creating plenty of problems such as the pollution in the environment, the depletion of natural resources, and the broken relationship among people. First of all, the original environment in the earth has been destroyed by human activities. Those activities have been creating much damage to the environment, especially the air which is the most valuable natural-resource for human. Nowadays, we can easily see untreated smoke go directly to the air in many factories around the world. In the past, this action was not considered as a problem, simply, because people thought a little bit of pollution was not enough to affect the whole environment. However, the amount of CO2 in the air, now, has increased 4 times higher than normal condition (Manabe, and Stouffer,1980, p. 5529-5554), which creates holes in ozone, as well as traps more sunlight radiation inside the earth instead of reflecting it. Those effects cause global warming and melting ice in North and South Pole. In addition, freshwater, the second valuable natural resource, is being polluted as well. Since, most of human sewage is pumped directly to the river and freshwater, that is becoming more and more salty because of the rise of sea level. As the result, according to World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, while 2.6 billion people do not have proper sanitation in 2004 ( Chris Woodford, April 2006 ). Therefore, the environment is getting worse and the

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