1 it provides people the great opportunity to see everything there is to see and to go any place there is to go.it has become a lifestyle for some people,and has turned out to be the driving force in gdp growth,it has the magic to turn a backward town into a wonderland of prosperity.
2 according to a survey by china biosphere national council, 22% of nature preserves in china have been damaged as a result of the development of tourism, 11% of natural resources have degenerated.
3 the nature is harmonious because of the chain of life that exists everywhere.it is possible for us to maintain a balance between the needs of man and the needs of the nature. but the nature is also fragile.every minor damage in one link may result in an ecological disaster.
4 so let's shake hands together now as friends and see what we can do to make our one and only home a place of love and harmony. just think what a woundful world it will be!
china will never forget the day july 13, XX, on which china succeeded in the bid for the XX olympic games.never will china forget the promise that she has made to the whole world---by september XX, the capital will be turned into a "green city", with the clean air,a pretty envirnment and a good ecosystem,to meet the demands to host the olympic games. it's a long way to go, and it's a long long long way to go for us to save the earth.
for china,tourism is one of the most promising industries in the 21st century.it provides people the great opportunity to see everything there is to see and to go any place there is to go.it has become a lifestyle for some people,and has turned out to be the driving force in gdp growth,it has the magic to turn a backward town into a wonderland of prosperity.
but on the other hand, tourism has caused many problems on our environment.according to a survey by china biosphere national council, 22% of nature preserves in china have been damaged as a result of the development of tourism, 11% of natural resources have degenerated.
suppose you are standing in a forest,birds are flying in the sky,they are so happy;red flowers,green grass,butterflies are dancing in the air,they are so cheerful.then one day a strange creature appears, walking on its two hind legs and staring at you. greatly alarmed, you stop singing and fly away. since then, more creatures have appeared. they clear the land and cut down trees.as a result, you don't have enough food or shelter.some of your friends have died of drinking the wastewater they pumped into the stream or of eating the litter they left on the ground.the forest is dead silent now except for the noises those creatures make.
sadly, you think by yourself, "maybe it is time for me to go."
i hate to see that the global environment has changed for the worse during the past few years: forests are cleared, prairies trampled, rivers and lakes polluted, wild animals are driven away and plants are endangered.we should realize that we can no longer stand by and do nothing.the nature is the cradle of human beings and it is also the base of the tourist industry.the nature is harmonious because of the chain of life that exists everywhere.it is possible for us to maintain a balance between the needs of man and the needs of the nature. but the nature is also fragile.every minor damage in one link may result in an ecological disaster.
we must do something to protect environment, we must put our words into our deeds. it can be as simple as do not litter, strictly observe the rules and regulations of the tourist areas, use as few plastic bags and boxes as possible.when traveling , wherever possible, use public transportation instead of always driving your own car. once you are in a scenic area, like in the mountains or in a forest, don't make loud noises, keep quiet so as not to disturb birds or animals.one more thing, go up and interfere whenever you see anyone doing something harmful to the environment.
so let's shake hands together now as friends and see what we can do to make our one and only home a place of love and harmony. just think what a woundful world it will be!
we are a normal member of the big family of nature
good afternoon everybody.
honorable judges, ladies and gentlemen. today，we are gathering here to discuss a very hot issue. how to find harmony in a new age between man and nature? where modern science and technology are concerned i am only a layman i have to say. however, living in this "new age" , seeing my dear ones suffering from respiratory diseases from time to time, finding the beautiful colors of green and blue are being replaced by that of gray and pale, and realizing that our mother planet is getting more and more unhealthy; i can't help trying to offer my idea and my trivial efforts to look for the answer of the question.
as the ancient greek oracle goes: know thyself. i think in answering this above-mentioned question, this precondition is also very important.
who are we? this is a question, which should be answered not only by those specialists, but also by every one of human beings.
some people may proudly say: we are the masters of nature. it is true that the idea of "man can conquer nature" has dominated people's mind for years, and it is true, man has kept acting like a master and doing whatever things he wants for thousands of years. however, as the consequence of this kind of "leadership" , now the "master" seems to be confronted with problems that are far beyond his control. facts are really very ample. the
green house effect leaves islands and cities along the coast, such as this oriental pearl-shanghai, in danger of the disaster of being drowned; the holes of the ozone layer make the earth less suitable to live for some creatures including human beings; the phenomena of el nino and la nina leave the land with serious flood and drought, and the diseases, caused by pollution, are increasing at an incredible speed... seeing all these facts, can we still ignore the counterattack of nature? we are not the masters of nature. facing all the disasters made by ourselves, we, mankind as a whole should realize that we are just a normal member of the big family of nature. any mistreatment towards nature will meet only with the revenge from her.
by saying so, i do not mean we should give a sudden stop to any development. because that will result in a threat to the existence of human society. i mean we should treat nature equally, leaving the chance of existence and development to nature as we are obtaining the same thing, and thus we will get the situation of win-win.
i am very pleased to find that now more and more people, from every corner of the planet, have come to realize that harmony with nature is the only way to universal and continuous progress and prosperity. and i think that is why we come here from all over the country to discuss this topic today.
i want to end my speech by quoting from mr. nixon. "our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity." the future is not ours to see of course. however, by seizing firmly the opportunities, by knowing clearly about ourselves, we, human beings, can doubtlessly achieve the real harmony with nature!
thank you very much.