It is believed that the increase in the cost of petrol is the most effective way to deal with green issues. However, I disagree with this opinion because I am aware of the ineffectiveness of the given policy besides the benefits of this solution.
It can not be denied that rising petrol price is considered as an efficient policy to reduce the use of private transport such as cars or motorbikes. This way can encourage residents to lead greener life, for example commuting via public transport to protect the environment. In fact, private vehicles release a large amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which results in global warming or greenhouse effects. Therefore, the less citizens commuting to work by petrol-consumed vehicles, the less carbon footprint is produced into the air.
On the other hand, increasing petrol price can cause negative effects on individual life. Firstly, it is impossible for people to cut down the tremendous demand for petrol because they need to utilize it for essential activities such as commuting and travelling. Moreover, the higher cost of petrol is proportionate to higher manufacturing and transportation which lead to the rise in good’s price. As a result, instead of addressing environmental problems thoroughly, this policy is likely to make people who are unable to afford basic expenses live under high living pressure.
In conclusion, increasing the cost of petrol is not the best solution for environmental problems because it contains both advantages and disadvantages.