Somepeople think that the recent increase in cheap air travel has brought manybenefits, but others believe that this development has drawbacks for theenvironment world’s resources. Discuss both these views give your ownopinion.
Somepeople think this trend can shorten the period of goods delivery, boost thetourism industry。 Many others, however, have a serious concern with theenvironmental pollution caused by more more air flights。 Personally, I amin favor of the former view, my reasons will be explored as below。
Firstly,thanks to decreased costs of air driven by ever improved technology, airfreightis more cost-effective, convenient available, which means residents in anyplace can enjoy a more efficient logistics of goods delivery, a higher-leveldiversity of imported commodities, as well as fresh food, vegetables, flowers,seafood originated outside, at a lower expense. Besides, cheap air travelalso spurs a thriving international tourism. People, especially poor ones, noware more willing to take plane for going outside visiting regions andcountries distant away. Therefore, an increased inflow of tourists creates morejobs activates economic consumption worldwide.
Nevertheless,nothing comes for free opponents argue that it is detrimental to theenvironment。 Aircrafts consume a large amount of fuel which is a non-renewablesource of energy, as such over-depletion of it would deprive futuregenerations of enjoyment of the resource。 Apart from this, plane exhaustcontains a variety of air contaminants including carbon dioxide which is amajor cause of climate change。 Pollutants in the upper atmosphere tend tosurvive longer in the environment thus have a more devastating effect。
Inaddition to air pollution, the most worrying aspect is that this trend mightdestroy the natural land。 Obviously, cheap air travel leads to a drasticexpansion of air transportation system。 That is to say, forests, wet lands andjungles have to be flattened developed to build up new airports andrunways, in order to meet the requirements of more frequent arrivals anddepartures of more aircrafts。 As a result, massive species of plants andanimals will go into extinction, because of the disappearance of theirhabitats。
In conclusion,I believe disadvantages of cheap air travel are over its advantages。 Althoughthe time money can be saved through lower-cost air transportation, itsirreversible damages to the whole environment should never be ignored。(361)