Is global warming a real threat? Try to print this question in Yahoo! or in Google and you will get millions of resulting links – each of them containing far too different opinions. While some people say that global warming is the most menacing process mankind has ever faced, the other suggest that it is a global hysteria but not global warming, which threatens modern society. But can we find out the truth?
To begin with, it is worth saying that more then one-third of all people in the world know about global warming next to nothing. People who live in developing countries know less while those from developed ones know more. But to be aware of a process is not necessarily the same as to believe that this process is really in action. For example, most residents in Latin America believe that human activities have an effect on climate changes.
At present mass media bombards us with reports and articles about the miserable state of the environment all over the world. They constantly warn us that we should find a way to lessen the harmful effects of the human activity; otherwise our planet will turn into an unsuitable place to live on. So is there anything we can do to prevent the disaster?
Industry is in charge for most environmental problems, as the owners of plants and factories usually economize on the purifying systems or safety measures. As a result, poisonous waste is released into atmosphere or into water. The only possible solution is for us to put pressure on the government to make safety requirements stricter and increase fines for those who break the law. We should make it unfavourable for business people to ignore ecological demands.
Our family perfectly knows the formula of happiness. There are four of us: mother Ann, father Tom and my sister Kate. I am the youngest in the family. Now I’m in school. I am fond of dancing and love to travel with my family!
I consider myself and my family to be really great! Our parents do their best for me and my sister Kate. They want us to study and achieve our goals in life.
I really love my mother and I’m very grateful to her for everything she did and is still doing for me. The head of our family is my father Peter. He is a very versatile and industrious person. My father loves to play hockey and soccer. We respect him so much.
Now I will tell you about my beloved sister Kate. We had great fun with her when we were children as we grew up together. She is a very active girl and even now she is fond of acrobatics, dances and figure skating. My sister is very cheerful, kind, sympathetic, purposeful and sociable person.
What is freedom? Why people strive so hard to have it? And why it is so important for every person to be free? Up to the present day no one can give meaningful and unambiguous answers to these questions.
Opinions of different people about what freedom is contradict each other, because different people understand it in different ways. Some people define freedom as the existence of an opportunity to make choices freely and to put into practice their ideas. Other people think that freedom is a synonym to democracy. A person who is in prison believes that freedom is an opportunity to live out of prison. I understand freedom as an absence of enforcement from the other people.
Some wise man said that “my freedom ends there, where the freedom of another person starts”. To my mind it’s impossible to be absolutely free when you live in the society: there is always something that prevents us from actions or words, something that makes us think about freedom and rights of other people. Every person in the society has the right to do what is not forbidden by law and social customs.
Whatever they say, the truth is that the first impression of every person largely depends on his or her appearance. There is hardly a person who does not want to be dressed in an elegant and exquisite manner. Good taste is always a sign of a good breeding. The word “fashion” tempts us to think about clothes firstly but this is a broader concept. Even the translation of this Latin word which means “way”, “style” is closely associated with many spheres of human activity. However, its connection with clothing is the most notable.
Fashion changes and updates almost every day. Thus it is important for each of us to find significant and at the same time individual things in it. The art of dressing enables us to combine clothing in the best possible way. Some fashionable ladies tend to copy the well-known models, trying to find an individual style. Nevertheless, it should be understood that there are no strict standards in fashion; otherwise people will lose their individuality trying and mimicking the style of the famous persons.