101. Effluent discharges of industrial wastewater and raw sewage into rivers , lakes and inshore coastal areas have not only adversely affected marine life and aquatic resources , but have also jeopardized one of the major necessities for sustaining life—Potable Water .
102. It will have a direct bearing on the matter under discussion .
103. Rapid economic growth may lead to an overextension of resources and lead to an eventual catastrophic meltdown .
104. The immediate results of economic growth have created the illusion of unending prosperity . The best approach at this particular time is to perhaps err on the side of caution .
105. The benefits of technology are undeniable . Nonetheless , the fact that technology often negates the need for human beings in the workplace deserves careful consideration and retraining programs for affected individuals must be introduced .
106. The lack of faith in government is the direct result of the prevailing distrust of politicians .
107. The advantages of harmonious relations far outweigh the disadvantages of confrontation .
108. Independence offers many advantages , the first and foremost of which is self-determination .
109. The contrast between right and wrong is highlighted by the benefits accruing from the former .
110. The most striking conclusion that can be reached when weighing the advantages and disadvantages of the market economy is quite frankly prosperity .
111. The ridiculous amount of money some countries spend on military hardware is absurd when considering the number of people starving in many developing countries .
112. The loss of perquisites enjoyed by government officials and business executives pales in comparison to the plight of refugees in many war-torn countries .
113. While the long-term problem of global warming is indeed serious , its significance diminishes somewhat when considering immediate problems such as rapid environmental deterioration and the rampant misuse and abuse of nonrenewable resources .
114. Owning a car might be preferable to owning a bicycle , but the problems associated with owning the former far outweigh those of the latter . For one thing , automobiles are exponentially more expensive and require greater maintenance . For another , bicycles don't pollute .
115. The advantages of family planning more than compensate for the disadvantages .
116. Claims of gender equality are laced with contradictions . The principal fallacy centers on the workplace and concept of equal pay for equal work . Another , but no less important , aspect revolves around the entry of women into top management positions .
117. Both limitations and problems will quite likely be encountered during the ongoing transition to the market economy . For one thing , urgent measures are required to resolve problems involving state-owned enterprises . Another thorny issue involves controlling inflation in the face of emerging market forces .
118. Will the Three Gorges Project prove to be a monumental achievement or nothing more than a giant fiasco ? Opposition voices point to drawbacks such as the massive cost of the project , the need to relocate millions of local residents and destruction of the unique natural environment . Supporters , on the other hand , contend that the advantages—i.e. improved flood control , increased power generation capacity and desirable impact on economic development in related areas —will far outweigh the disadvantages . Time will tell and history will judge the wisdom of the project .
119. Nothing approaches the love of a mother for her child .
120. Few scientific and technological achievements equal the success of landing men on the moon .