Scientists have found the environmental problems are still serious because many people have not changed their lifestyle. Why do they refuse to change their lifestyles and how do we encourage them to?
Pollution is a big problem that is slowly destroying the world that we live in. Even though many people are aware of this, they are reluctant to take actions, for example simplifying their lives, to combat environmental pollution. There are several reasons for this trend which I intend to discuss in this essay in hope of suggesting appropriate measures to overcome this negative trend.
The main reason why these people refuse to stop using new technologies and lead a simple life is that they are used to the easy and convenient life brought by the widespread use of various technologies. The advent of automobiles enables people to enjoy tones of freedom and mobility and air conditioners makes hot summer no longer unbearable. All these advantages blessed by the technologies have made people so obsessed that they would never give them up by simplifying their lives.
Another reason for people’s reluctance in changing their lifestyles is the surging consumerism in our society. By this, I mean that modern working people are so driven to upgrade their living standard that many of them become workaholics. They even rush to complete life routines such as having their meals, let alone having free moments to consider changing their life for the good of the environment.
In order to help stop pollution, people need be educated about how damaging our modern lifestyles can be to the environment and gradually reverse back to the simple lifestyles. For example, people can start being more aware of which items can be recycled and how to go about doing it. If people need to dispose of products, for example paint, oil and pesticides, they can make a call to the local recycling center which will inform you of where you can dispose of these items safely so that they will not cause harm to the environment.
To sum up, it is very easy for every single person to help stop pollution. It can take little effort, but can be something that makes a huge difference. People can start by evaluating how they can make small changes and even the smallest changes in life can have a massive impact.