“Planet Earth – a safe haven” by Lėja Mikailionytė 8B

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Our planet Earth is unique among the stars. It is a safe haven for life: shielded by our atmosphere, with plenty of water and food for everyone… But not everything is going well lately in our paradise. There are a lot of problems that influence the environment, such as global warming, pollution, deforestation and many more, which are mostly caused by humans. But there are also a lot of ways in which we people can help the nature to restore its balance.

Probably most of you have heard of a new car type, that appeared recently – an electric car. Instead of petrol it uses electricity which does not pollute the environment. Although today electric cars are very expensive and need a lot of time to charge, they will get better and cheaper in the near future.
But if you do not like electric cars, then there is an alternative – a hydrogen fueled car. As the name suggest, it uses hydrogen as fuel and its’ waste after use is only water vapor. Hydrogen fueled cars are still in development, because of some problems, the main one is that hydrogen is highly combustible (it can easily explode).
One of the best ways to help our planet is to use renewable energy sources, such as sunlight, wind, ocean waves, geothermal heat... Their biggest advantages is that they are clean, renewable and quite cheap. I think that soon they will replace coal and oil and will be used worldwide.
For many years we burned coal and oil, polluting the environment, changing it and today we can see the results of our activities. Now we must fix the mistakes that we have made in the past and You, yes YOU, can help the environment too by recycling your trash. Maybe one can not do much, but by setting an example you encourage other people to follow it and in this way we can all help to safe our little paradise among the stars.    

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