The natural world is under violent attack from man.
The seas and rivers are being poisoned by radioactive wastes, by chemical discharges and by dumping of dangerous toxins and raw sewage. The air we breathe is polluted by smoke and fumes from factories and motor vehicles, even the rain is poisoned.
It’s little wonder forests and lakes are being destroyed and everywhere wildlife is disappearing. Yet the destructioncontinues.
Governments and industries throughout the world are intensifying their effort to extract the earth’s mineral riches and to plunder its living resources.
The great rain forests and the frozen continents alike are seriously threatened. And this despite the warnings of the scientists and the deep concern of millions of ordinary people.
But there is still hope. The forces of destruction are being stopped across the globe, and Greenpeace is on the front line.
Wherever environment is in danger, Greenpeace has made a stand. Its scientific presentations and peaceful direct actions at sea andon land have shocked governments and industries into awareness that Greenpeace will not allow the natural world to be destroyed. Those actions, too, have won the admiration and support of millions. Now you can strengthen the thin line, you can make your voice heard in defence of the living world by joining Greenpeace today.
violent — неистовый, яростный, ожесточенный, отчаянный
to poison — отравлять
wastes — отбросы
discharges — выбросы
to dump — выбрасывать,сваливать
sewage — сточные воды
to pollute — загрязнять
pollution — загрязнение
fume — дым, испарения
destruction — разрушение
to extract — добывать
to plunder — грабить, расхищать
warning — предупреждение
environment — окружающая среда
to make a stand for smth., smb. — отстаивать что-либо, кого-либо, выступать в защиту
to make a stand against — выступать против
awareness — осознание, информированность
admiration — восхищение