Denmark: A Country Committed to the Environment

The measures taken by the Danish people to protect their environment.

This essay shows how the people of Denmark relate to the environment. It gives their perspective on how they are friendly to the environment and what measures they take to protect it. Examples listed include the saving of energy during the 1973 oil crisis, recycling glass bottles and the invention of an environmentally-friendly car.
“In the summer of 1988, for the first time in its history, a thin layer of smog lingered over the streets of Copenhagen. It was nothing like the great haze seen in Los Angeles or Tokyo, but just enough to make breathing a little harder for people with allergies or asthma. That same summer the inhabitants viewed an explosive growth in the number of yellow algae in the Kattegat between Jutland and Sweden, an incident that reportedly kept a large number of tourists away from the beaches that year. At the same time, Thorvaldesen’s Museum in Copenhagen decided to remove a statue from the roof because acid rain had corroded it so badly that they were afraid it would break.”