The governments must make laws to protect water, soil, land, air, the environment;
We must save water, gas, energy and other natural resources.
We must keep our cities, towns, countryside clean.
We must feed birds and animals in winter to help them survive.
Our enterprises mustn't dump industrial waste into rivers, seas and oceans.
People shouldn't turn our planet into a pile of rubbish.
We must think locally and globally, act locally.
We are obliged to remove industrial enterprises from cities, use modern technologies: redesign and modify purifying systems.
We must protect and increase the greenery and broaden ecological education.
Then we'll be happy to live on the most beautiful planet in the Universe. And I believe that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothiness..."
("Endymion" by John Reats)
Let's work out the solutions which help to preserve the planet from ecological disaster:
l. We must live in Harmony with Nature ,follow its laws.
2. New equipment for atomic power stations
and chemical plants is obligatory.
3.Ecologists should control the level of all kinds of contamination of atmosphere andland: air, water, land, noise pollution.
4.Hunting rare animals must be forbidden.
5. Legal protection of all animals is obligatory. 6.Qualified specialists are needed.
We should develop the new save technologies, purification systems.
We should start ecological education at schools.
We should plant new forests.
We should change fuel energy and use solar, wind energy instead of atomic energy.
We should stop wasting Nature riches.
We should save water, energy, everything.
We should stop dropping litter!
We should plant trees and flowers. They attract bees and butterflies.
We should keep greenery fresh.
We should hang bird - feeders and bird houses, give birds food all the year round.
Chernobyl… Our Pain… Our Hope… 25 years later…
Some Facts about Chernobyl…
April 26, 1986… The Chernobyl nuclear power station…
The explosion at the 4th unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has begun a new stage in the development of Nuclear Power Engineering…It is the worst nuclear disaster in the history of Mankind. The truth about Chernobyl:
After the explosion…What happened…The disaster was followed by an informational blockade. The Government ignored to inform the public of the seriousness and danger of the situation.
Such reckless, inhumane politics increased the disaster toll.
Traces of radiation released into the atmosphere along with the steam from the explosion were first noticed as far away as Sweden, Japan, the United States.
Some scientists assess the result of the Chernobyl explosion equivalent to150Hirosimas.
Relatively few people died as a direct result of the explosion.
But Millions of people, especially children, have been suffering health consequences from this catastrophe since April,1986.
Radioactive elements can increase the risk of cancer, weaken the immune system, destroy its hereditary mechanism.
Most of the damage has been done and is being done to Belarus which has received 75 per cent of Chernobyl radiation, as a result of whicha quarter of the country`s territory is contaminated.
Having been destroyed and devastated many times throughout the centuries by conquerors, Belarus faced an invisible enemy that time, and the consequences of this fight may prove fatal for over 10 million people.
December 15. 2000… The last operating unit of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was closed.
The Results of the Catastrophe:
One-fourth of the population of Belarus turned out to be living in the contaminated areas.
Only30 years after the disaster will humanity be able to fully assess the damage to the nation`s land, water, air, people`s health…
Prypyat, a small Ukrainian town… It is a dead zone now…as well as a number of other small towns, settlements and villages…
The horrible catastrophe has brought devastation to millions of Ukrainians…
23 per cent of the Belarusian territory has been polluted with radioactive substances…
A great damage has been done to the Belarusian agriculture, forests, people`s health.The full consequences are still being calculated… The consequences of the explosion are tragic for the Belarusian nation. There is a great increase in children cancer, skin cancer, thyroid cancer, leukaemia.
The lessons of the catastrophe:
*It has shown the danger of atomic energy…Nobody can accuse Belarusian people of radiophobia. They know how it looks when the “peaceful atom” goes out of control.
*Is it necessary for Belarus to construct its own power station, another possible source of the same disaster?
*Does the world hear the SOS of Belarus, a small beautiful country in the centre of Europe?
Water Fact File
The water on earth today is the same as the water that was here when the earth was formed and dinosaurs lived. There is no “new” water. It is recycled because it moves from sea to clouds and rain, then to earth and back again.
80% of the world’s diseases come from dirty water. 30,000 people die every day from diseases like this. Over 2 billion people don’t have clean water. Less than 1% of all water on earth is clean enough to drink. The rest is salty, dirty or frozen.
About ¾ of the Earth is covered by water. It is about 326 cubic mil miles.
30% of the population of our planet will have not enough drinking water in 2050.
Industry uses a lot of water. It takes 300 litres of water to make enough paper for one Sunday newspaper.
To stay healthy you need 2 -3 litres of water each day. Our body is 2/3 water. A tree is ¾ water. Children in Kenya often have to go many kilometers to collect drinking water.
We could live without food about a month. Without water we could die in 4 – 5 days.
One part of gasoline, spilled on the ground can pollute 750,000 parts of water.