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As countries develop, more and more people buy and use their own cars. do you think the advantages of this trend for individuals overweigh the disadvantages for environment?
Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the proportion of citizens who own cars, as countries become more prosperous than ever before. I firmly believe that while enjoying the merits this trend brings about, people should not ignore the detrimental effects it has on the environment, such as air and noise pollution.
There is no denying that private vehicles make life much easier and more convenient. To begin with, private cars serve as an alternative when public transport is not easily available. For example, in some rural areas, rather than spending long time on waiting for buses or trains, people can travel by cars whenever they want to. Besides, Compared with overcrowded public transport, private cars are much more comfortable and flexible , by which I mean provided with their own cars, commuters do not need to follow fixed timetables and wait in long queues.
Despite the benefits, the adverse impact of private cars on the environment should not be neglected. First and foremost, private cars are largely responsible for air pollution in cities due to the exhaust gas released, among which is carbon dioxide, the main contributor to global warming. Many metropolises in China, Beijing for instance, suffer greatly from severe smog problems because excessive cars burn a great amount of petrol everyday. Such deterioration of air quality has resulted in a rapid rise in the incidence of lung cancer and other serious health problems. In addition, too much exposure to traffic noise like car horns and road noise makes people feel pressured or easily irritated, which is a tremendous threat to people’s emotional wellbeing.
There are solutions. Environmentally friendly vehicles like hybrid cars and electric vehicles should be better developed to contain the pollution and to balance the needs between individuals and the environment.
In a nutshell, I believe the ever-increasing car ownership is a boon; the environment and public health should not be sacrificed for the sake of individual convenience, however.