Write an essay of 160-200 words based on the following drawing. In your essay, you should:
1) describe the drawing briefly,
2) explain its intended meaning, and then
3) Suggest counter-measures.
From the picture, we can see clearly that our Earth is suffering from "lung cancer" caused by environmental pollution. Its deteriorating condition is threatening all forms of life, pushing them to the edge of extinction. Just as is vividly depicted, continents that used to be covered by green life now turn deadly black.
The damage to the natural environment began as early as the arrival of industrilization. While abundant products are offered to the society, industrialization also brings the side effect of all forms of pollution. Moreover, human exploitation of natural resources has caused destruction that is far beyond our imagination.Currently the ecosystem is on the verge of collapse, while the population of mankind is still increasing steadily and uncontrollably. More unfortunately, human beings seem addicted to industrial production and material wealth but are hardly aware of the potential dangers.
We must realize that we are neither the master of the Earth, nor should we become the slaves of the advanced technology. Man and nature are supposed to coexist in great harmony. Without changing our negative attitude towards nature, humans will face a fatal destiny. To briefly conclude, economic development should not be achieved at the cost of our Earth's "health".
lung cancer: 肺癌
deteriorating: adj. 恶化的
push... to the edge of: 把......推向......的边缘
deadly: adj. 死一般的，极度的
arrival: n. 到达
side effect: 副作用
abundant: adj. 充足的
on the verge of: 在......的边缘
steadily: adv. 稳步地、稳定地
uncontrollably: adv. 无法控制地
be addicted to: 上瘾
coexist: v. 共存
destiny: n. 命运
From the picture, we can see clearly that...
Just as is vividly depicted...
To briefly conclude...
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