Developments of technology are causing environmental problems. Some people think the solution is that everyone accepts a simpler life, while others believe that technology can solve these problems. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
论述文章需论述各自观点的合理性。该题的难点在于如何理解 simpler life.论述文章的特点 是前后观点相反，第二方观点使用科技，所讲第一个观点的 simple life 不难理解为减少科技依赖，而哪些科技对环境造成破坏呢，比较容易想到交通工具的使用;而科技方面相对容易 想到环保科技使用，及现在网络科技可以帮我们减少外出机会。
Technology has revolutionized the ways we live our lives.While it is clear that the application of some technologies can cause damage to the environment, I believe that technology can also offer a solution to environmental problems.
If people choose to reduce their reliance on various technologies, it can help reduce pollution. They can cut down on car usage and make an effort to avoid unnecessary journeys. For example, some people choose to go shopping by bike or on foot, giving up driving cars. It is also possible for them to spend a holiday locally, instead of travelling overseas; because of this, the demand for air travel declines. These can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
On the other hand, some environmental problems cannot be solved without technological sollutions, such as the application of renewable resources. Wind power and solar energy have been used around the world, thereby reducing the demand for fossil fuels.Electric cars and hybrid cars have also been in high demand worldwide, while conventional cars have lost the market share gradually. These technological advances can alleviate pollution.
In my view, some technologies have enabled us to enjoy modern life without increasing the environmental impact of our daily activities. By using computers and new communication technology, many people do not need to travel to work every day or drive to supermarkets; instead, they shop and work online. This can reduce carbon footprint. This is particularly important for areas whose residents suffer from traffic congestion and air pollution.
To summarise, technology is linked to some environmental problems such as air pollution in our lives, but I believe that technological advances can address environmental issues over time.
revolutionize the ways we live our lives
greenhouse gas emissions
reduce carbon footprint