Consider future generations

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 November, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 November, 1995, 12:00am

IT is often said that man is the enemy of our planet. This is no exaggeration.

Nowadays, industrial plants release large amounts of methane, nitrous oxides, chlorofluorocarbons, which are dangerous to human beings.

Also, the release of tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide helps to produce what is known as the greenhouse effect.

Small wonder that the temperature of the air is now becoming warmer and more impure.

Deforestation is not uncommon nowadays (especially in Third World countries) as governments sanction the large-scale felling of forests for timber.

This large-scale deforestation will drive many species of animals from their natural habitat and they will be threatened with extinction.

For the sake of future generations, surely it is time for us all to show we are concerned about the environment.

K. Y. WONG Tsing Yi