Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation.
The idea that ‘green technology’ can help save the environment is dangerous because it glosses over the alternatives’ ills. Analyse.
Why this question:
The world is grappling with the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation. A number of solutions have been posed and several of them are current being implemented. However it has been seen that many of those solutions while addressing one aspect create further problems for environment and our climate. It is therefore important to discuss those solutions and their effects.
Analyze-here we have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.
Key demand of the question:
The question wants us to dig deep into the solutions being posed and implemented to address the issue of climate change and environmental degradation and how they in turn affect the environment in a negative way.
Structure of the answer
write a few introductory lines highlighting environmental degradation, biodiversity loss and climate change. E.g Industrialists around the world have been extracting a wide array of minerals and metals to build electric vehicles and ‘cleaner’ batteries, simply replacing one injustice with another. present some related statistics and mention that a number of solutions have been currently in vogue to address those issues.
In a bid to reduce the extraction of hydrocarbons for fuel as well as to manufacture components for more efficient electronic and mechanical systems, industrialists around the world have been extracting a wide array of minerals and metals, destroying entire ecosystems and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. It’s as if one injustice has replaced another.
Discuss how the extraction of minerals for development of Green technology has been leading to environmental pollution, taking the cases of Guinea, Congo etc.
Discuss Biofuels as alternatives to fossil fuels and challenges posed by them.
Wind farms vs biodiversity loss and air pollution.
Challenges posed by recycling.
Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.