Environmental degradation is one of the most alarming issues that we are facing. While some people agree that the most feasible measure to deal with this problem is to raise the price of fuel, I think it is an effective solution, but far from being the best.
On the one hand, it is undeniable that the higher cost of fuel will exert many constructive influences on dealing with environmental contamination. The higher gas, petrol and oil price is, the less people burn for commuting demand. For this reason, CO2 emissions will decline dramatically, diminishing CO2 footprint. Furthermore, this money can be invested in reducing the quantity of pollutants released into the air. For example, government will have more funding for research projects to find out eco-friendly energy sources or upgrade pollutant treating system, so the environment can be protected.
On the other hand, this solution, albeit protective and preventive, is not the most effective way to address contamination. The major reason is that this policy can solve air pollution without any influences on other culprits also damaging environment such as intensive farming, overpopulation or the illegal disposal of waste from factories. Therefore, the implementation of higher cost of fuel can only reduce the acceleration of contamination insignificantly. Instead, each individual needs to live a greener and kinder life to the environment by classifying waste, using eco-friendly energy or simply walking more. Government should hold programs to raise people’s awareness of the consequences of their actions on the surrounding environment and their future life so that they will take responsibility for their own actions.
In conclusion, although charging a skyrocketing price on fuel can protect the environment, it is not the most workable measure and there are more effective and vital solutions that should be done to maintain sustainable development.
Nguồn: DOL English