Hazards of the 21st century.
In my essay I would like to draw the readers’ close attention to the one of the most urgent issues of the 21st century, that is the environmental issue. New and terrifying events are happening as mankind is taking the first steps into the 21st century. The world’s population has always been faced with risks, but today such risks have the potential to inflict devastating damage on all that people value - the environment, property, health, life itself. Some of the alarming headlines are quite familiar and widely-known nowadays - damaging windstorms and flooding in Europe, ice storms in Canada, hurricanes in the USA, tsunami in Indian Ocean and Japan.
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We have to contribute every day to the preservation of nature and environment. For instance, always remember to save energy by switching off lamps, computers and everything that we do not use. Our next obligation is to separate waste and throw garbage only in the designated places.
There have been so many environmental problems that exist in our world today. I would like to mention only some of the environmental issues which I believe deserve more careful attention by the authorities and all people around the world. The first issue is global warming - our environmental climate is changing and it's getting warmer every day. The ozone layer that protects us from the heat of the sun is gradually damage by the rapid climb of technology. We are facing a problem whose solution hasn’t been found yet.
Secondly, air pollution should be taken into account - millions of cars and buses traveling everyday in the minor and major streets of each country, and all of these are producing air pollutants. We have been breathing those harm chemicals that slowly spoil our physical and mental health.
Thus in the 21st century, humanity is gradually realizing that global...