The Way Forward
Most people understand that we must care for our planet. We must now learn how to do it better. Earth is our home and we must protect it for the future. What will you do to care for our planet.
A simple life?
Some people think that modern city life is bad for Earth. We use too much energy and we make too much waste. They think that we should live in small villages, grow our own food on the land, and not travel far. This life would not damage our planet.
Other people think that we cannot go back to a simpler way of living. They think that new technology can help us to find new, clean ways to travel and make energy.
You can see some of this new technology in new types of house design. These new houses don't use any energy from fossil fuels, but they are still comfortable in very hot or cold weather. They have solar panels in the roof, and they are made of wood from forests where trees are always replaced.
Do you think we should live more simply or use new technology? Or should we do both?
What Can We Do?
When we go shopping, we must think carefully about what we buy. Some food that we buy comes from near our homes. Other food comes on planes and ships from far away, and we use fossil fuels to transport it. Some people say we should eat more food that is grown near to our homes. Do we need summer fruit in winter? How much of the food that you buy was grown near where you live?
We must not be greedy. For example, no one wants oceans with no fish in them. We can take some fish, but we must not take too many. We must be careful not to use too many of Earth's natural resources too quickly.
In our everyday life we can all help the planet in small ways. We can reuse and recycle as much as possible to reduce waste and pollution. We can turn off lights to save electricity, and we can try not to use our cars too much, to reduce carbon dioxide. We can give money to charities that care for the planet. If millions of people do small things, this will make a difference.
It’s Our Planet
Scientists think that we don't have much time to reduce global warming. So we have to change the way we live now. The people of Tuvalu and Bangladesh are worried about their future. So are the people near the Sahara and Gobi Deserts. They need everyone to help. We must all help to care for our planet.
Ex. 1 Complete the sentences with less, reuse, food, energy, electricity, transport, greedy, waste
Problems for our planet:
How we can care for our planet:
Ex. 2 Write the opposites. Find it in the text.
Ex. 3 Correct the sentences
Ex. 4 Answer the questions