The charts below show percentages of men and women attending secondary and higher education in four different regions in 2014.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
A similar picture was shown in the region of Africa and East Asia, where the percentage of the male in secondary schools was slightly higher than that of the female.
A strikingly different picture was presented in Latin America, for more girls attended secondary schooling than boys (approximately 60% and 50% respectively).
All residents in Europe, regardless of the gender, attended the secondary school in the year of 2014.
Some people think that companies and individuals, rather than the government, should pay for cleaning up pollution.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Topics of contamination never fail to arouse people’s attention. It is advocated that companies and ordinary individuals spend money cleaning up contaminants, rather than governments. I definitely agree with this opinion.
On the one hand, the bill of cleaning up pollution needs to be shared by companies and individuals. It is because paying for the clean-up serves as a deterrent power for them. Bearing the financial pressure, corporations – regardless of their size and scale – and ordinary individuals may better recognize the importance of preserving the environment. Although people claim that reducing the damage to the environment is of great significance, they still attach greater importance to economic growth, resulting from soaring production which definitely breeds increasing pollutions – not only from production but also from usage and discard.
On the other hand, I have to admit that the wealth from governments is a boon for decontamination. Compared with enterprises and individuals, which tend to put their emphasis on pollution in the doorway or in the immediate future, governments are inclined to consider with a macro-scope and in the long term. However, the construction of infrastructure, like education, transport as well as sanitation resources, needs the financial aid from governments more avidly than environmental clean-up. Furthermore, suggestions that governments are obligated to pay the bill will intensify tax-payers’ financial pressure, which is definitely not welcome for people.
Considering the urgency of establishing other infrastructure as well as the possibility of enterprises and ordinary residents to pay the bill of clean-up, I tend to believe that companies and individuals, instead of authorities, should pay for cleaning up pollution.