Finding balance in our enviroment
Finding balance in our enviroment
Essay #1: Ecology
The world is facing a variety of ecological problems that have the following general form: an established practice, whether on the part of business and industry or on the part of the public, is contributing to serious health problems for a large number of people. At the same time it would be costly to modify the practice so as to reduce the health problem. Choose such a problem to research.
People often say that the answer is one of achieving a “balance” between the amount of money we spend to correct the problem and the number of lives we would save by that expenditure. Discuss and develop this idea in terms of your topic.
Develop a point of view and some plausible criteria for telling how one would determine this “balance.” Make sure you address any dilemmas inherent in your strategy for solving such problems.
Essay should be 4-5 pages and should incorporate two pieces of research from the Mesa Library databases.
The draft is due for peer review no later than Friday, June 24; the final is due by July 1. You must participate in peer review to earn credit for your paper.
To help you stay on topic, your critical thinking essay should be organized in keeping with the outline below.
Introduction (1-2 paragraphs)
Focus on explaining the topic.
Body (minimum of 3 paragraphs but use as many as necessary … several short paragraphs are better than 1-2 overly long paragraphs)
Write your body before your write your introduction and conclusion.
Examine all aspects of the topic. Show your knowledge and grasp of the material you have read.
Discuss the differing opinions of the topic as reflected in the research.
Discuss any issues or problems.
Did you have enough information?
Did the research raise issues you hadn’t considered?
Did the research contain confusing, incomplete or contradictory information?
Explain how your research influenced your thinking.
If your thinking has changed, what changed it?
If your thinking has not changed, how did what you learned support your original opinion?
If you’re not sure about your opinion, what information might you need to form an opinion?
Conclusion (generally 1 paragraph)
The conclusion rounds off the essay.
Refer back to your main ideas or points and reiterate your answer to the question.
NEVER introduce new information in your conclusion.
The conclusion moves from specific to general.
My point of view is that we have to make drastic changes and avoid â€œ balanceâ€ because we no longer have balance on the environment and government and societies have not done much to accomplished goals to solve problems such pollution. We continue to say that it would cost too much to make changes but when we no longer have clean water, we are going to look back and say: we should have paid for the changes. What then is the remedy? There surely cannot be any radical solution, for the existing factories cannot be bodily lifted to a place far from the populated zone. However, the following attempts can be made to solve the problem of environmental pollution.
â€¢ The Government can at least see that future factories are set up at a distant place, an industrial complex far away from the township.
â€¢ Researcher may find out how to avoid harmful smoke from running vehicles.
â€¢ Deforestation should be stopped and Forestry should be developed.
â€¢ Discharge of Factory wastes in rivers should be banned so as to make the river-water free from pollution.
1. The UN Conference on Human Environment was convened to study the profound changes in the relationship between man and his environment in the wake of modern scientific and technological developments.
2. The World Health Organization also set up an international network for the monitoring and study of air pollution on a global scale and for devising possible remedies.