People have always polluted their surroundings. But until
now pollution was not such a serious problem. People lived in
uncrowded rural areas and did not have pollution — causing
machines. With the development of crowded industrial cities
which put huge amounts of pollutants into small areas, the
problem has become more important.
Automobiles and other new inventions make pollution steadily worse. Since the late 1960's people have become alarmed with the danger of pollution.
Air, water, and soil are necessary for existence of all living
things. But polluted air can cause illness, and even death.
Polluted water kills fish and other marine life. On polluted
soil, food can not be grown. In addition environmental pollution
spoils the natural beauty of our planet.
Pollution is as complicated as serious problem. Automobiles
are polluting the air but they provide transportation for the
people. Factories pollute the air and the water but they provide
jobs for people and produce necessary goods. Fertilizers and
pesticides are important for growing crops but they can ruin
Thus, people would have to stop using many useful things
if they wanted to end pollution immediately. Most people do
not want that of course. But pollution can be reduced
Scientists and engineers can find the ways to reduce
pollution from automobiles and factories. Government can
pass the laws that would make enterprises take measures for
reducing of pollution. Individuals and groups of people can
work together to persuade enterprises to stop polluting
1. Why wasn't pollution such as a serious problem earlier?
2. When have people become alarmed with the danger of
3. What can environmental pollution cause?
4. Why is pollution a complicated problem?
5. Can pollution be stopped immediately?
6. What can government and individuals do to reduce