Our environment is crucial to the survival of the human race, providing key energy resources such as food, water and fuel for our everyday lives. Without this resource, the human race would suffer significantly so it begs the question, why are we slowly destroying it? Problems like overpopulation, deforestation and pollution are all man made creations which are destroying our environments. Weber (2010) highlights one of the main reasons why the public’s perception of climate change is so poor is down to psychological influences. People either do not believe or choose to ignore the consequences of their actions on the environment.
Even prosperous countries such as the United States have domestic social problems, financial problems and unrest. Do the industrialized nations really have the capability of supporting impoverished, ill-fated countries through an environmental crisis? Lastly, are the fates of these small barely existent islands and poor nations our problem? The aforementioned concerns are understandable but they are not valid reasoning to say that developed nations cannot or should not pay reparations. Industrialized nation’s moral obligation and ability to help are the main reasons why they should be paying a form of reparation for the damages of climate ch... ... middle of paper ... ... the world.
As environment issues presented by scientists, governments around the world start to give highly attention on the environmental protection, but there are many challenges in implementing environmental protection policies. Some of the top environmental concerns are air pollution, climate changing and trash waste. Although people started to aware the horrible consequences due to polluted environment, an efficient life, people apathy toward ecosystem and human's unlimited desires for a confortable life have created obstacles for the world to protect the environment. An efficient life is one of the issues that prevents the government in the world to put full effort into protecting the environment. There is a trade off between a country’s development and environmental policy.
The root of the economic argument comes from the debate over whether certain regions or nations currently impoverished are more prone to poverty and whether a lack of resources or a beneficial climate can lead to economic shortages. Those in favor of the idea that climates and resources determine economic fate favor an idea known as geograph... ... middle of paper ... ...p irrigation. Acumen Fund provided the research and the resources this entrepreneur needed in order to get himself out of the poverty trap and help the farmers around him with his drip irrigation innovation. Foreign aid can destroy natural mechanisms of economic growth if not properly apportioned to the individuals with motivation and passion for expansion. When blindly given to governments and the public, aid destroys native markets and halts natural growth.
But above all else, sustainable ecotourism requires careful planning ”. Without this planning, ecotourism is doing more harm that good. I will show how these tourist developers are putting huge strains on the environment and how the effects of this behavior will eventually leave the land with the inability to cope with the drastic changes. I believe with carefully planned ecotourism development and rules and regulations, we can make ecotourism and the environment blend simultaneously. First, the tourist developers are adding increased pressure to the limited natural resources, especially in places... ... middle of paper ... ...ions to stop all this destructive behavior.
As humans, I think we have a tendency to think of ourselves as being on the top of the natural world, but we are not invincible, and rely more on the benevolence of nature than we realise. We would not be able to escape the consequences of destroying the environment for the luxuries of the modern world. If we are not careful, we could be facing widespread desertification of land, caused by deforestation or improper agriculture (Wikipedia, 2016b), and pollution of the air, water, soil and oceans. These would impact our capacity to provide sufficient food resources to the (growing) population, and prolonged exposure to pollution could damage our health and wellbeing. Global warming and resultant climate change are also of concern, and have consequences such as extreme weather; melting glaciers and ice caps, which could release old, potentially harmful bacteria back into the ecosystem; and an increase in seismic activity, which would increase the prevalence of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and
There is also the case of the building new infrastructure to sustain development in the north and south global hemispheres that has led to hazardous environmental disasters like oil spills in our oceans and increased green house gasses in our atmosphere.Furthermore, under developed nations are seen as the culprit for environmental destruction and often blamed for the outcome of man-made catastrophes. Therefore, I believe that it is unfair to blame marginalized countries as the main contributor to environmental destruction, as environmental degradation can be located in both developed and underdeveloped regions of the world. In order to understand the relationship between e... ... middle of paper ... ...ey wish to see. Developing nations produce much of the air pollution via factories and aging infrastructure, whereas the developed countries place their factories in third world countries for cheaper manufacturing. Furthermore poorer countries cannot afford greener technology to sustain their economy because of how costly new technology is.
The carbon emissions released pose a threat to the global climate (“Fossil”). Not only does the emission of fossil fuels hinder earth’s atmosphere, but the availability of the non-renewable resources used daily is also shrinking. Though the United States may not be greatly affected by the environmental dangers, other countries continuously struggle with locating drinkable water, maintaining consistent levels of agricultural produce and... ... middle of paper ... ... reforms on the imports and production methods. Along with the millions of acres opened for exploration that would increase self-reliance, it would also lessen the United States’ reliance on oil from Africa, the Middle East and those areas affected by conflict (Klare). As previously mentioned, the military is the biggest consumer of energy in the US.
The pipeline is supposed to cut across America to be linked with Canada’s tar-sand mines. It is aimed at increasing energy security in America. However, the project has received a lot of criticism from both the citizens and environmentalists for climate reasons (Mendelsohn and Dinar 154). To understand the implications of Keystone XL Pipeline, it is important to look at its environmental and economic impacts to the United States. According to Brendan Smith, in his article “5 Reasons Why the Keystone Pipeline is bad for the Economy”, the project will have negative effects on the country’s economy.
Since the rise of environmental awareness, business and industry have always considered environmentalism a waste of time, only getting in the way of profits and production. From the perspective of business, environmentalists push for regulations and restrictions on businesses which cost them more money and frequently restrict some of their practices. What business an the economy doesn't know is that they can actually save money by being environmentally responsible, while protecting the very resources they depend on . The protection of the environment not only has intrinsic value, but also economical value. Business and industry, can also benefit.