Human activities have negative effects on plant and animal species. Some people think it is too late to do anything about this problem. Others believe that effective measures can be taken to improve this situation. Discuss both views and state your own opinion.
The negative influence towards the planet and animal species brought by human activities has already been acknowledged, yet whether such effect still remains controllable is arguable. While many are convinced that there is few measures can be taken, I reckon that mankind is obliged to act immediately.
The reasons for people’s reluctance to act against the negative effects may involve the recognition that the seriousness of this matter is indeed beyond repair. For example, there is no way for us to bring back the extinct species to living, since neither the technology is advanced enough, nor do we have enough spaces for those animals to inhabitant. Such impossibility can also be applied in terms of the damage the planet is now bearing: if mankind fails to clean the garbage and corpses on Everest, how is it possible for us to solve the global warming and land degradation? For many people, all of these means that even if there is a considerable amount of investment, no notable result would ever be produced.
Such recognition, however, does not equal to acknowledge taking immediate action is not necessary. In fact, those under greatest influence of a damaged natural environment is human—so as the main beneficiary if actions of any kind can be conducted. This can actually be exemplified by the issue of carbon emission: it is true that the amount of carbon we have already emitted has already surpassed what nature can handle by itself, it is still of grave importance to reduce it for everyone who does not want to live between uncontrollable wild fire and madly increasing sea level. Therefore, making effort in mitigating this problem would make more sense.
Overall, I tend to believe that to develop and to adapt reasonable, efficient, and effective measures remains important, not only for the sake of the entire planet and other animals, but also for ourselves.
Human civilisation has largely destroyed the habitats of many plants and animals so that some species have disappeared entirely from the earth. This situation has caused a strong sense of pessimism among many people that it is already too late for us to do anything about it. Though people have enough reasons to hold this pessimistic view, I am still positive that we can save the situation by taking effective measures.
In the name of "development" and "civilisation", human beings have long ignored the interest of plants and animals. To build a city, for instance, they will not hesitate to cut all the trees in the area and erect numerous concrete buildings in their place. When the trees are gone, all the animals have to leave or die because they can no longer survive. As the urbanisation goes on ruthlessly throughout the world, plants and animals can find less and less space to live in. This situation is bad enough, and shows no positive sign of change.
Yet, this does not mean we are helpless. Though we can not stop the city from spreading altogether, we can create a favorable environment for plants and animals to thrive on. For example, in the center of the city, we can give large spaces for trees and other plants and leave animals living there the way they like. In fact, I have already seen that many cities are running this kind of special "animal parks" which imitate the natural habitats of plants and animals and do not allow people to intrude in. More important is, of course, that people should be educated to understand that human beings themselves would suffer if the entire ecological system were destroyed. Our own existence is so dependent on the plants and animals around us that if they die, we will die, too. With this understanding deep in mind, human beings will try their best to maintain a harmonious relationship with the natural world.
Over the past 5000 years of human development, we do have brought negative effects on plants and animals and the situation seems to be worsening. So, for the benefits of the nature and ourselves, we should act immediately. Though keeping balance between the natural protection and human development is never easy, we can always find a way out. It is never too late to take measures to change the situation, and the earlier, the better.