It is now possible for scientists and tourists to travel to the remote natural environment, such as the South Pole. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
In recent decades, a growing trend towards travelling to remote natural areas for a variety of purposes has been receiving a great deal of public attention. Although this trend might be of great concern to many sceptics, scientists and thrill-seekers should still be encouraged to study and explore there.
On the one hand, there is a significant drawback to this trend. Since the eco-system is fragile to human activities, scenery spots can be severely affected when dangerous experiments are done on-site by scientists. It would inadvertently damage the areas by making noise continuously, littering improperly or physically affecting these spots in the wrong way. As a result, these places would lose their inherently natural beauty. A clear example of this is a report published in a journal which states that mountain litter takes much longer to decompose at high altitudes. It takes up to 500 years for a soda can and 300 years for a plastic bottle.
On the other hand, visiting isolated natural places has some benefits. Touring to other nations or visiting the ancient buildings has been fair, but it has become quite tiresome for sightseers. It might be more exciting for them to explore and discover new places, such as the South Pole or the North Pole. Resultantly, they could gain unique and valuable experiences when immersing themselves into nature, leading to the development of a high appreciation for nature’s world and the acquirement of unforgettable memories. For example, when researchers and tourists go to the North Pole, they can learn about the life of polar bears and how they survive in such cold weather.
In conclusion, although the advantages of people being able to visit isolated areas outweigh its disadvantages, this trend is beneficial to both scientists and travellers to gain one-of-a-kind and conquer discoveries.
Submitted by: Nguyen Duc Tam Anh