GT Writing Task 2 / Essay Sample # 65
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Despite the environmental concerns raised by scientists and environmentalist, people are not changing their lifestyle.
Why is this the case?
What could be done to encourage people to save the environment?
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Without a shadow of a doubt, our planet is in grave crisis. Notwithstanding environmental concerns expressed by scientists and green parties, many people do not change their way of life. The essay will look at why people do not change their lifestyle and how they can be encouraged to protect the environment.
People do not revise their lifestyle due to two major reasons: knowledge deficit and consumerist culture. There is a deficit in people’s knowledge of environmental chaos. In simple words, they do not have adequate comprehension of scientific consensus. A recent study has revealed that 25 per cent British continue to be dismissive and sceptical of the consequence of global warming. Apart from it, people succumb to consumerist culture, a culture that values transience more than duration and stability. In this consumerist culture, for example, people tend to be on-trend with vogue, hairstyle, and electronic gadget are discarding old ones; which in turn contribute to environmental damage. Therefore, they continue their existing lifestyle.
We should, however, mount a global campaign to prompt everyone to change their lifestyle: food habit, shopping habit, uses of energy and so on. We ought to launch a sustained campaign against genetically modified food so that people only purchase organic fruit and vegetables, which in turn encourages farmers to avoid pesticides and chemical fertilizers and will ameliorate pollution accordingly. Likewise, we should ensure our purchased products packaged in biodegradable packaging. Similarly, individuals can consider the way they operate to diminish their impact on the environment. They, for instance, can use recycled products, switch to the green energy supplier, or use telecommuting to cut down on travel, and so forth.
To conclude, a variety of environmental issues affect our entire globe as it has never been before. Therefore, we ought to play our role and look at the ways of minimizing our negative impacts on the environment.