The line graph and the bar chart give the information and forecast about the vehicle and CO2 emission in England and Wales between 2000 and 2020.
The line graph shows and predicts the vehicle number in England and Wales from 2000 to 2020 and the bar chart gives the information on the amount of CO2 emission by four different forms of transport (cars, buses, vans and trucks) over the same period.
There were nearly 20 million vehicles in England and Wales in 2000. Then, the total number went up slightly to 35 million in the following ten years and is expected to experience a rapid upward tendency, reaching around 60 million in 2020.
The bar chart gives four primary sources of CO2 emission. Cars emitted the largest amount of carbon dioxide from 2000 to 2010, and this condition may continue, with 3 tonnes until 2020. Meanwhile, the trucks went through and forecast a similar trend as cars but the total amount is significantly less, from o.6 in 2000 to 1.3 million tonnes in 2020. The emission of buses and vans is likely to keep steady, at around 0.4 and 0.6 tonnes respectively.
Nowadays, older people who need employment have to compete with younger people. What problems do this cause? And what are the solutions?
It is true that a growing number of young adults are faced with increasing competition from the elderly in the workplace. Although there will undoubtedly be some negative consequences of this trend, we can take steps to mitigate these potential problems.
Some related problems can be anticipated. The main issue is that more young employees are likely to suffer unemployment. This is because young employees are relatively restricted in terms of work experience and communication skills, compared with those experienced workers. Therefore, employers prefer to recruit older people with higher working efficiency rather than those who just graduate from the university. In addition, without a decent job and salary, it is extremely difficult for young people to make a living and raise their families, and this poses a threat to social stability since some of them might commit a crime to make a fast buck.
Personally, I feel that governments and academic institutions should work hand in hand to tackle this issue. Most elders of retirement age, especially those living in industrialized countries receive a pension monthly, so there is no need for them to seek a job. In other words, the government should allocate more money to pension system, which can basically guarantee the basic needs of most elders. Besides that, education system should update the curriculum used currently and design more career-oriented courses for job hunters. By doing this, young people can become more competitive in the job market.
In conclusion, I am in the camp that more steps can be taken to improve the wellbeing of the two generations.