Topics for discussion and essay-writing
Based on pollution text
1. How is the quality of water in your hometown? Do you think water will become cleaner or more polluted in your area in the future? Provide reasons for your predictions.
2. Have you ever been to a city that had poor air quality? Describe your experience.
3. Do you think developing nations such as China should be more environmentally conscious? Is it their right to achieve wealth as other nations did in the past?
4. Do you think pollution will ever drive people back out into rural areas?
5. What role should wealthy nations such as the US have in caring for the environment in comparison to poor nations?
6. Natural disasters such as volcanoes, forest fires, and hurricanes send fossil fuels into the atmosphere and spread pollution. Why do you think nature acts this way?