The world environment means simply what is around us. Some people live in a town environment. But the air we breathe, the soil on which we stand and walk, the water we drink are all part of the environment.
Every day we hear about environmental problems: Acid rain Pollution Climate change The destruction of rainforests and other wild habitats
Millions of cars and smoky factories pollute and spoil the air we breathe in. Pollution is hanging over big cities like an ugly brown cloud. It is hurting our lungs as well as the life of animals, birds and plants.
The threat of water pollution is no less dangerous. The amount of waste into the water must be reduced. In the polluted water fish dies first, people may die next.
The seas are in danger. They are filled with poison: industrial and nuclear waste, chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Acid rains are dangerous for animals, plants, water and people.
Forest fires are one of the greatest natural destroyers of our forests. Each year fires burn millions of hectares of forest all over the world.
The Earth has been getting hotter because we are producing too many greenhouse gases. Because the Earth is getting hotter, ice is melting. Scientists say that in 2050 some parts of Great Britain will be under the sea.
In the world there are a lot of animals and birds that are in danger. They are in The International Red Book.
We can recycle newspapers, bottles and metal cans. We mustnt cut down trees. Feed birds in winter. Protect wildlife, plants and trees. Keep all water clean. Dont use aerosol sprays. Dont use chemicals in the garden. Turn off the light when you leave the room. Dont cut wild flowers. Try to avoid buying plastic. Its hard to recycle.
Dont throw the paper Put litter away Put it in a rubbish bin Never break plants and baby trees Dont paint on trees Dont leave fire Dont waste energy Organize ecological activity Safe energy Safe water Use paper, not plastic