考鸭们都知道，2018年的雅思作文真题都来自于历史题库。本文就为大家梳理历年雅思写作真题范文——环境类话题:The international community should immediately reduce the consumption of fossil fuels of all countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?国际社会应减少对所有国家化石燃料的消耗。你在多大程度上同意或不同意?（2014年1月25日写作真题)
For centuries, human society has been blessed with the exploitation of fossil fuels like oil as it unprecedentedly advances industrial production.However, gradually, people become aware that the blessing could turn out to be a "curse" since the consequent pollution has been seriously endangering our existence. Personally, I am convinced that reduction of fossil fuel consumption must be promoted and enforced around the world.
The sophisticated technology like oil drilling and the oil or coal economy in many parts of the world seem to be so alluring that some people can hardly give up fossil fuels. They harbor the view that fossil fuels are still in abundance, and the related facilities and techniques for obtaining and processing the raw materials like crude oil are so developed that the cost of producing energy is at a historically low level. For these reasons, countries relying heavily on oil economy and well-known energy companies tend to be particularly resistant towards the idea of giving up the fuels. However, for me, these views could hardly be justified.
Firstly, the economic benefits are quite likely to be offset by the huge cost of improving the polluted environment. Burning coal, for instance, may be relatively economical compared with using alternative energy like solar power. Nevertheless, the governments’ efforts on reducing pollutants like PM 2. 5 could entail more spending.
Furthermore, some countries may financially benefit from production of the oil or other fossil fuels, and many developing countries might argue that fossil-fuel-based industrialization weigh more than protection of the environment. However, the air pollution and the consequent climate change are the threats to be confronted by all human beings. In other words, in the face of deteriorating environment, the enormous wealth some countries accumulate and the economic progress others achieve may lose their charm. After all, to survive and flourish on a clean planet is our ultimate goal.
Finally, as long as all the countries enforce the reduction of fossil fuel consumption, the technology for better utilizing the fuels and exploration of renewable, alternative resources could be advanced, finally proving us a "clean new world".
In conclusion, despite obstacles, for the benefits of the whole world and to bring forth improved technology and cleaner energy sources, countries around must collaborate to reduce fossil fuel consumption.