TOEFL Essay Topic 29 - Some people believe that the Earth is being harmed (damaged) by human activity. Others feel that human activity makes the Earth a better place to live. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Human beings live on the earth for a long long time and relations between them are good topics for people
Human beings live on the earth for a long long time and relations between them are good topics for people to think. As for whether the Earth is being harmed by human activity or getting better through human activity, different people hold different ideas. As far as I am concerned, I agree that the Earth is being harmed by human activities. There are numerous reasons why I hold that opinion, and I would explore only a few primary ones here.
Take the air of the Earth for example. It is obvious that the air we breathe in and out is being poluted by our cars, by the power factories and things like that. We can all imagine the the Earth before human beings are created. How clear the sky should be, and how fresh the air would be! But after human beings come to the world, their activities which, to some extent, make them live better, do make damages to the Earth.
Similarly, the statement which I support in the first paragraph is true when we consider the beautiful natrual scenes being damaged by travelling people day by day. Poeple find a place for them to enjoy themselves but they forget the Earth. They litter here and there, walk around on the grass and chop down great trees to make shops and houses. The things they do also damage the balance of the nature, and in some places, the Earth has begun to revenge.
Although, human beings often think that their activites give them a better life and make the Earth better than long time ago. They can not deny that these activites also do harm to the Earth which can not be recovered. So, taking into account of all these factors, we may reach the conclusion that the Earth is being damaged by human activities.