Developments in technology have brought various environmental problems. Some believe that people need to live simpler lives to solve environmental problems. Others, however, believe technology is the way to solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

The
environment
has been badly affected by the effects of human activities and associated
technology
. Some people argue that we should lead simpler lives to reduce environmental problems, while others believe these problems can be dealt with by using modern
technology
.
This
essay will discuss both views and draw a final conclusion. On the one hand, living simpler lives could be an effective solution to environmental issues. If people do not depend excessively on technological advances
such
as motor vehicles and aircraft, environmental problems like noise and air
pollution
or air
pollution
will be reduced. As a matter of fact, a generation ago, the
environment
was in
better
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good
condition without modern transportation. There is no doubt that motor vehicle emissions are a major cause of atmospheric
pollution
. In the past, people
traveled
traveled over or through; sometimes used as a combining term
travelled
on foot or used animals for transport, without using fossil fuels which are a cause of much
pollution
.
Moreover
, leading simpler lives
means
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mean
that humans will not consume
such
a variety of products, resulting in less industrial
pollution
from factories and power plants.
Furthermore
, with fewer industrial zones, there which be a reduction in river and land
pollution
, contributing to a greener and fresher
environment
. Despite less dependence on
technology
might seem a good solution, in some cases, modern
technology
could help to tackle environmental problems. Thanks to the technological development, new ways of protecting the
environment
can be discovered and developed.
For example
, nowadays, people are able to exploit sources of renewable energy
such
as wind and solar power which cause no harm to the
environment
.
Moreover
, the increase in recycling waste turns garbage into new uses which benefit people’s lives.
For instance
, millions of bottles are recycled each year and
this
helps reduce the amount of rubbish accumulated on the land. In conclusion, advanced technologies have environmental advantages and disadvantages. In my opinion, people should employ
technology
wisely to diminish its harmful effects on the
environment
.
Submitted by mhtinhyeucuatoi on

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