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TOEFL学習記録169

Usher Writing


Day 9

Although many people care about the environment, the current environmental situation will not improve in the future.

Some contend that the current environmental situation will not improve in the future. Others assert that the current environmental situation will improve in the future. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to corroborate their stances. First, due to self-interests of each nation, getting cooperation among all nations to resolve environmental issues is virtually impossible; second, large international corporations can shift their operations to foreign countries where environmental regulations are not tight. For these reasons, in my opinion, the current environmental situation will not improve in the future.


First, environmental issues are so widespread that unless all nations comply, they would not be completely resolved. However, due to self-interests of each nation, getting this cooperation among all nations is virtually impossible. Take an example of American government that did not ratify the Kyoto Protocol to reduce the greenhouse gas emission despite the fact all other nations did ratify the Protocol. This example demonstrates that world-wide compliance to preserve the environment is a very difficult task.

Second, large international corporations can move to other countries where environmental regulations are not stringent. For example, one famous chemical company had to retire a factory in America because it could not meet environmental regulations of the U.S. The company could have invested a large sum of money to improve its facilities to reduce its emission to comply with the regulations. Instead, this company chose to shift its operation to India where environmental regulations are much more lenient. In the end, the amount of emission to the environment remained the same. This example illustrates that large corporations have ways to escape from regulations to protect the environment.

Admittedly, at the individual level, more people are aware of environmental issues and taking actions to preserve the environment such as recycling and planting trees. However, unless major corporations comply with regulations, individual efforts would not result in better environmental situations. Resolving environmental issues is akin to protecting a country from enemies; individuals have neither the power nor the resources to fight against enemies. First, due to self-interests of each nation, getting cooperation among all nations to resolve environmental issues is virtually impossible; second, large international corporations can shift their operations to foreign countries where environmental regulations are not tight. For these reasons, in my opinion, the current environmental situation will not improve in the future. Unless all countries and all corporations are fully committed to protecting the environment, the future of our globe is very grim. (396 words)

23分で終了。いい感じ。

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