Here's the question that we've been looking at over recent weeks:
Some people think that instead of preventing climate change, we need to find a way to live with it. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
I wrote the introduction, topic sentences and conclusion last week, so now we can focus on the main body paragraphs.
Here are some ideas for the first main paragraph:
- Topic sentence: various measures to prevent climate change
- Governments: introduce laws to limit emissions, impose 'green taxes', invest in renewable energy
- Individuals: become energy efficient, fly less, use public transport, vote for politicians who want to tackle the problem
Here's my paragraph, using the ideas above:
There are various measures that governments and individuals could take to prevent, or at least mitigate, climate change. Governments could introduce laws to limit the carbon dioxide emissions that lead to global warming. They could impose “green taxes” on drivers, airline companies and other polluters, and they could invest in renewable energy production from solar, wind or water power. As individuals, we should also try to limit our contribution to climate change, by becoming more energy efficient, by flying less, and by using bicycles and public transport. Furthermore, the public can affect the actions of governments by voting for politicians who propose to tackle climate change, rather than for those who would prefer to ignore it.
Can you write the second body paragraph, about the dangers of not tackling climate change?