Governments should do more to protect the environment. Climate change is a serious matter requiring greater governmental intervention. Ontario is an example where the use of coal has been banned, it appears to be a positive move, however the extent of carbon emissions has increased over the years and lot more needs to be done.
The government is the only national organization in each government whose purpose is to make a profit. In fact most governments regularly go into debt. The trouble is that debt comes from military spending, individual and group corruption, and simply bad management. Those are short-term issues. Without a healthy environment the entire world and all the people in it could be effected - by drought, famine, a leaking ozone, loss of trees, etc. etc. Government needs to step up and look into the future.
It should be common sense, but politicians and people sometimes prove sadly that it's not. So instead of calling it common sense, I will say that we need to pay attention to what scientists teach us. We can't ignore how the earth is changing. This impacts our ability to live. Even if you're not concerned about other animals on the planet, it's our air and our safety we need to be concerned about too. We are seeing extreme weather patterns. We are not breathing clean air. These are things we cannot just ignore.
Although global warming is not unanimously accepted as true, I think most of agree that there are many things that humans are doing that pose risks to the environment. In order for the human race to continue living in harmony with nature on Earth, the governments of the world must step in and place some regulations on pollution and other issues concerning the environment.
Yes, i will admit that there is a problem with the environment, but the governments of the earth should be working on more important goals than pollution. One of these important things is the constant war and poverty. So in conclusion pollution is a problem, but it is the least important out of all of the others in the world.