Some people believe that environmental problems can be solved by increasing the cost of fuel for cars and other vehicles. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Environmental problems like
climate
change
and the greenhouse effect are increasingly becoming the topic in most conferences and forums.
Although
a school of thought to think that increasing fuel prices for automobiles would solve these problems, I strongly disagree with
this
view.
This
essay will argue that
this
option will not only negatively affect the
cost
of living of low-income earners, but
also
, it will be a wrong approach to solving
climate
change
issues.
Firstly
, An increase in the pump price of fuels will result in an increase in transportation
cost
and in general, the
cost
of living in the society.
Consequently
, the average standard of living will drop. The rate of poverty is on the increase and many families struggle to put food on their tables.
For instance
, a man who currently earns less than required to sustain his family and is just getting by, will be pushed into depression and possibly suicide when he realizes his salary can no longer meet his family's needs.
In addition
, many companies will lose workers as their wages may not cover the
cost
of transportation to work.
Secondly
, there are other sources of energy that could be researched into for possibilities of replacing the use of fuels that affect our environment. These could be renewable sources like water and wind. Authorities should disburse funds to research centres and institutes enough to enable the scientists to work more to discover how hydro-power can be used in vehicles and other engines
instead
of atmosphere damaging fuels.
For example
, a
climate
change
activist travelled from China to Geneva to attend the
last
climate
change
summit in Geneva using an emission-free boat. She did not need to join world leaders who came in private jets that
further
added to the problem they were supposedly going to discuss. In conclusion, all of humankind must take responsibility for the environment but definitely not at the expense of the people who barely make enough money to get by. Government and responsible agencies should seek other ways to rescuing our environment and ensure the world is safe again.
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