Essay 7 – Flights & Cars (Agree or Disagree)

A long-distance flight consumes the same amount of fuel and causes the same amount of pollution as a car does in several years. Some people think that to reduce environmental problems, we should discourage non-essential flights, such as tourist air travel, instead of limiting the use of cars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Unlike the past, environmental protection has become a crucial topic and many suggestions are introduced to reduce pollution. However, in my opinion, discouraging unnecessary flights is more beneficial than curbing car usage as it is a logical and effective step.

To begin with, controlling less-urgent flights is a prudent idea as air travel requires a lot energy than a car does. To explain, a flight consumes tonnes of fuel whereas that quantity is sufficient for a car to travel for several years. Additionally, considering the larger consumption of energy is required for an air trip, it is advisable to limit the number of those journeys; otherwise, the world will suffer fuel scarcity earlier than expected. For instance, over the course of an hour flight, it might burn 2,500 liters of fuel per hour whereas a car spends merely 5 liters although it varies depending on the type and size of the engine. Thus, it is clear from the example that it is wise to limit the unnecessary flights as it needs hundreds of times of fuel used by cars.

Moreover, the pollutants emitted from flights are hazardous as compared to those which are released by cars. To elaborate, every air-travel contributes various toxic propellants to the atmosphere. On the contrary, nowadays because of advanced technologies, there are several brands of cars which produce no pollution at all. For example, flight emits a lot of toxic gases: in contrast, the only harmful product which is discharged by cars is carbon dioxide. Nonetheless, with the establishment of electric cars even that issue is also going to be resolved. Hence, restraining non-emergency flights is reasonable than regulating car usage.

To conclude, to conserve the energy and also to avoid the release of poisonous effluents, reducing the use of non-essential flights is far better than restricting car-travel.

1. Lexical Resources

  • Restrict, restrain, control, regulate, curb, limit
  • Reduce, diminish, decrease
  • Use, utilize, consume
  • Emit, release, discharge
  • Hazardous, harmful, dangerous
  • Toxic, poisonous

2. Coherence & Cohesion

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3. Grammatical Range

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