Presentation on theme: "Our fragile planet Done by Galiulin R., Prudnikov I. – 7-th form pupils Jakarta 2014-2015."— Presentation transcript:
Our fragile planet Done by Galiulin R., Prudnikov I. – 7-th form pupils Jakarta 2014-2015
Environment The word environment means what is around us. Some people live in town environment, some in countryside. But the soil we walk on, the water we drink, air we breathe in are all parts of the environment.
Nowadays people understand how important it is to solve the environmental problems that endanger people’s lives. The most serious problems are: Pollution in many forms (air, water, nuclear) Noise from cars, buses, planes, etc. Destruction of wildlife and beauty of the countryside. Shortage of natural resources (metals, different kinds of fuel) The growth of population.
“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink,” said the sailor from Coleridge’s poem describing to a friend how awful it was to be without drinking water in middle of ocean. It is strange to think that the water around the ship was probably safe to drink, it was salty, but not polluted. Sea water today is much more dangerous. There is no ocean that is not used as a dump. The Pacific Ocean, especially, has suffered from nuclear pollution because French Government tests nuclear weapons there.
Many rivers and lakes are poisoned too. Fish and reptiles can’t live in them. There is not enough oxygen in the water. In such places birds leave their habitats and many plants die. If people drink that water or eat fish they can die too. It is all because factories and plants pour waste in rivers. So they poison water. Factories use clean water. After water is used it becomes poison.And this water goes back in rivers and seas.
Nuclear power stations can go wrong and cause nuclear pollution. This happened in Britain, Mile Island in the USA, and Chernobyl. To make air clear again we need good filters at nuclear power stations, at factories and plants also cars and buses.
Both clear water and air are necessary for health. If people want to survive they must solve these problems quickly. Man begins to understand that environment is not just a town or countryside, but the whole earth.