IELTS Essay 1213 - Environmental problems that world is facing are so great

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

The environmental problems that today's world is facing are so great that there is little ordinary people can do to improve the situation. So governments and large organizations should be responsible for reducing the amount of damage being done to the environment.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.

Write at least 250 words. 

Model Answer 1: [Disagree]
Governments, environmentalists and large organisations, in many countries, are trying to curb environmental problems, and a part of this effort is to make aware people about how they can contribute to environmental issues. It is surprising how our dietary habits or the dresses we wear can all contribute to the environmental problems and that is why without involving ordinary citizens, government bodies and private organisations can not reverse the downward fall when it comes to the environment.

To begin with, our environment is becoming worse with every passing day and without awareness among ordinary citizens, it will become impossible to achieve environmental protection. We, as ordinary citizens, are constantly contributing to global warming, pollution and climate change. The car we drive exhaust carbon dioxide, the dresses we wear require a huge amount of fibres and water, the plastic bags we use end up in the water, and even the diets we follow can increase the possibility of climate change. Thus, if people are not made cognizant of their actions that are directly or indirectly responsible for global warming, they will not fully comprehend the gravity of the intricacies and feel responsible. Climate change is so large a problem that only governments and large organizations can not work to find a solution for that and a coordinated effort is required.

It is undeniable that countries have taken serious steps to curb environmental problems and our leaders are meeting frequently to discuss it. Restrictions are in place on gas emissions, fossils fuel use, plastic production and use, and alternative sources of green energy are being invested upon. But if the efforts are not made at an individual level, the magnitude of damage and pollutions would far outstrip the efforts. Finally, scientists, engineers, environmentalists and authority may come out with proposal and invest money in research, but they can not control the amount of plastic bags we use and throw away without recycling. Every environmental problem is related to our human lifestyle and unconsciousness and its high time to include syllabus about environmental protection in our school. We have got only one planet to live in and we must save it.

In conclusion, whatever we do to the environment will return and affect us and all level of education should emphasize how we can be more responsible to protect it. A joint approach by the authority and mass people can only make it happen.

Sample Answer 2: [Partially agee - A collaborated approach is required]
Nowadays, environmental issues have become bigger and more crucial than at any time in the past. Some believe that authorities, large firms and manufacturers can play a fundamental role in reversing the detrimental damages done to the environment while ordinary people have little to contribute. From my perspective, although the governments and large companies must take immediate actions regarding saving the earth, people and their lifestyle and awareness can be beneficial to a great extent.

No doubt, the earth is confronting devastating threats, and it is imperative to take some radical moves immediately. First of all, authorities should dedicate a large amount of budget to improve the public transport infrastructures and enact some restrict regulations and laws regarding usage or ownership of private vehicles. They generate a considerable volume of greenhouse gases, which are considered the main culprit behind global warming. Secondly, it should be compulsory for companies to be based on renewable resources of energy for their productions. Also, they should limit their productions to the proportion of demand because mass-production not only threatens the natural resources but it also primarily responsible for endless rubbish and harmful pollutants that overwhelmingly harm nature.

In addition to the actions required by the government and organisations, people need to be active in saving the mother planet. One of the most important approaches for that is waste separation by people. If they separate the biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage from the origin, from homes, they will effectively reduce the recycling strain, which is profoundly time, money, and energy-consuming. Furthermore, the more they raise themselves and consequently their children's awareness of the environment and how crucial it is to be preserved, the more world will remain healthy and sustainable.

In conclusion, the governments and large companies must initiate immediate and radical operations for the sake of earth's survival, and people still can play a significant role in diverse aspects of the earth's well-being.

[Written by - Mahsa]

Sample Answer 3: [Agree]
Every country in the world is suffering from the environmental crisis, which is exacerbating each year. In my view, individual effort is less significant in reducing such damages; hence, the government and private organisations should come forward to tackle this ever-increasing global warming and environmental issues.

Environmental damage is an intricate issue which primarily results from careless industrialisation. Factories release chemicals into the environment without any treatment and emit CO2. So, they are liable for such devastating environmental degradation and they should pay all the money to reinstate the environment. According to the World Economic Forum’s survey, industrial wastes are the key reason for the contemporary ecological collapse and it comprises 70% of the world’s pollutions. They are also responsible for global warming.

Moreover, pollution is wreaking havoc in all countries. As countries are inextricably connected, they can not deny their duties to resolve the issue. When the iceberg in Antarctica melts, it increases the risks of floods in the lower sea-level countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Interestingly, 80% of global warming is happening due to excessive fuel usages in developed countries. So rich countries should reduce their fuel consumption to limit the global temperature rise so that other countries become free from any environment-related jeopardies.

In conclusion, the intensity of the environmental damages has reached its peak, so the individual effort will not greatly impact on the reduction of this worldwide issue. In fact, large organizations and government should resolve the issue because they are responsible for most the damages and they have the means to control it.

[Written by - Amin Rahman]

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Omar El Mogharbel
Our mother earth is facing enormous challenges that ordinary people are unable to fix alone. Governments and large corporations should play a major role in curbing these issues. I firmly believe that the involvement of the government and big organizations is the key to success in limiting negative impacts on the environment.

First of all, governments should lead the process of limiting environmental degradation and making it greener. This can essentially be achieved by introducing and imposing laws that would force people to embrace eco-friendly habits and refrain from bad ones that would damage our planet. This is important because not all people share the same level of awareness in regards to environmental issues, and no matter how noble their awareness is, they may still not feel obliged to follow good environmental routines. A simple example of this I can recall is when the law enforcement personnel in my country stopped penalising people for the use of plastic bags, mass people started using prohibited plastic bags which ultimately harm the ecosystem and disrupt the marine species.

Moreover, large organizations and social groups should play a significant role in combating environmental damages. Their primary role should be working on increasing people's level of awareness. Government's laws are not sufficient and will not work in all situations. So, awareness combined with tough legislation can achieve the best outcomes. If we go back to the plastic bag example, we would notice that awareness plays an important role in changing people's behaviour. For those who started using it, had they been convinced of its importance, they would not have done that.

In conclusion, to ensure positive contributions and to minimize risks to the planet, relying on people alone will not lead to the desired results. Governments' work complimented with large companies' effort can effectively help protect the environment.

Jaya Gera
Humans have been degrading the earth ever since we realised our capability to harness nature. As a result, we are facing environmental issues that have gone beyond our control. Despite coordinated efforts by environmentalis ts and governments, the downward spiral has hardly been reversed. And, environmental problems are not only the liability of the government and big organisations, but it is also everyone’s duty to protect, nurture and care for the mother earth.

To begin with, problems associated with the environment today are getting worse and the earth is being polluted not only because of large industries or factories. Every action we, as ordinary citizens, take also has impacts on our environment. For example, the use of plastic is a common cause of environmental contamination and no matter how many times the government bans the use of plastic, the havoc it causes to the environment will not stop unless mass people stop using it. We have to realise how significant it can be to protect our environment if only we decide to carry bags made from fibres or biodegradable materials.

Moreover, the government can not decide to stop industrialisati on as that would severely hamper a country's GDP. On top of that, large corporations are mostly after their business profit rather than caring for the environment. So if we rely on such organisations to reverse the damage caused to nature, we would only be imprudent in the long run. It is us, who need to step forward and vow to save the only planet we have for us and our future generation. For instance, large organisations or the local authority can plant tress to a certain extent and it will not have a drastic impact unless and until people start planting trees in their spare space and rooftop.

Considering the increase in overall environmental damage in recent years, the earth will become inhabitable very soon. To save our home and our human race from becoming extinct, we all should join our hands together and work towards the common goal of reducing the damage to our environment.

Well done.
Come out is a phrasal verb. As far as I know, phrasal verbs are informal in IELTS writing.
In the introduction I think "the dresses we wear" is correct.