Do not destroy the greenery just to spoil the scenery. Many of us tend to disregard the importance of nature like trees and just focus on doing things that can satisfy them. I am Alyana Nadine Enriquez and I am here to encourage you to limit the use of natural resources to avoid flooding. My three main points are limitation of natural resources provides more vegetation cover, the limitation of natural resources reduces the outcome of climate change, and implementing the three R’s to reduce the use of natural resources. Because prevention is the better solution to any degradation.
My first point is the limitation of natural resources provides more vegetation cover. In our society today, we are more concerned about building houses, factories, and even roadways that reduce the vegetation cover of a certain area. But the thing that we forget is that the vegetation cover helps us to prevent flooding. The more vegetation there is in an area, the greater the amount of rainfall that is captured and the less water there is available to flow over the surface (Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, 2018). The lack of vegetation helps the water to flow on the surface than be absorbed by the soil, that’s why we have to reduce the use of our vegetation cover to prevent that from happening. That is why prevention is the better solution to any degradation.
My second point is the limitation of natural resources reduces the outcome of climate change. Fuel consumption and other man-made activities can lead to climate change. And climate change can be one of the factors why there is a higher percentage of flooding in our country. Because climate change can worsen the intensity of tropical storms in several ways, including by making record rainfall more likely and by causing sea levels to rise, which can raise the risk of storm surge (Retrieved from https://www.acclimatise.uk.com/2018/06/07/global-warming-could-be-causing-tropical-storms-to-slow-down-and-last-longer/). In order for us the reduce the effects of climate change and prevent flooding we have to stop now the overuse of our natural resources, abusing our nature does not really gives us the satisfaction but rather a devastation we can never imagine, that is why prevention is the better solution in any degradation.
My last point is implementing the three R’s to reduce the use of natural resources. The last thing we can do is to implement the use of the three R’s, through this we can delay the exhaustion of the natural resources of the earth. It also reduces the amount of waste that we use, and because of that, it saves land and money that the community spends to dispose of the waste. The money that we save through the three R’s can be used in doing projects to prevent natural calamities like flooding. Since it reduces the waste we use, this can help to prevent the clogging of canals in the area, which can be a big factor to prevent flooding. The three R’s reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change (EPA, 2016). Because of that, it can reduce the number of typhoons that are coming to our country and avoid flooding. That is why prevention is the better solution to any degradation.
Flooding can lead to a disastrous phenomenon where our own ignorance is the main cause. That is why we have to act now before it's too late. First, reduce the use of vegetation cover, second, limit the use of resources to reduce the outcome of climate change and lastly make use of the three R’s which are reuse, reduce and recycle. If we do not act right now we can be the killer of our own lives. So I’m gonna ask you, do you really have to spoil yourself today and destroy the great future that awaits you tomorrow?