Some people say that the main environment problem of our time is the loss of particular species of plants and animals. Others say that there are more important environmental problems. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Presently, certain plants and a
species are going into extinction. While
is argued to be the major environmental issue, others are of the opinion that there are more pressing issues affecting the
. While I agree with the latter opinion, I will reach a reasoned conclusion after analysing both sides of the argument. Those who support the view that m
the main environmental problem
main environmental problem
problem is the lack of existence of specific plants and animals believe extinction adversely affects the ecosystem. They probably think these organisms depend on one another for a balanced ecosystem, and their cessation to exist disturbs that balance.
For instance
, extinction of butterflies may h
the pollination of some flower species.
explains why they think there is no bigger environmental issue.
, our
is faced with a more important problem which is global warming.
results from e
the emission
of carbon gases into the
from cars and power plants, through combustion of fossil fuel,
affecting the ozone layer which serves the purpose of protecting the Earth from the sun rays. Depletion of
layer has detrimental effects, not only on plants and animals, but on humans as well. An example is seen with the increase in incidence of skin cancer as there is less protection from the solar radiations. It is evident why these poses the greatest threat to the surroundings. To conclude, I vehemently believe that the greenhouse effect, and not plant or animal non-existence, are the major environmental issue facing our generation. I hope individuals and the Government will take required measures to limit the emission of these greenhouse gasses
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