We have come to time when destruction we can inflict is harsher and faster than the earth can recover. Although it should fit in seamlessly with all of our moral views, the environment is rather new territory and may be set aside form the rest. In making a code, we need to define environment, establish a basis of what we value as intrinsically good and bad, choose a principles of obligation and distribution, and see if it can be applied to real world situations. Definition of environment When using such a broad term as environmental ethics, it is necessary define what that entails. Environment, in this paper, deals strictly with natural habitats and ecosystems.
Today talking about environmental issues lately to be like a common topic discussion until people take it for granted. However, the world facing a complex environmental problems related to each trouble that connected to one another and come out with greater impacts to the environment and humans. This is because the effects of environmental only can be seen in long term period rather than immediately result show up. Environmental issues must become one of the controversial matters in the society in order to make people know the truth what the world currently facing. There were a lot of environmental disaster happened such as climate change, global warming, various of pollutions, earthquake and etc.
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.
Environmental science is the relation between chemical, physical, and biological parts of the environment [Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962), Mariner Books, 2002] Environmental science is an approach to study the environment's systems. By studying environmental science, specialists can come up with solutions to environmental issues. In fact, not until the 1920s people started realizing how the environment was changing because of pollution, and other issues. (New York times).Myths were even written to tell that the environmental changes were due to the "evil" choices people made, but even then some myths falsely assured us that the environmental concerns can be safely ignored.
Humans are the ones who are causing the most damage to the earths environment, that movements are being made to put the mistake that humans are making to cause climate change (global warming) into perspective of how harmful the things humans do in their every day lives can and will effect the environment, this is so we can help to improve those affects. Rise of gasoline and oil prices have always been a big issue ever since the need for fossil fuels rose throughout the years, especially when the distribution and demand was increased for these fossil fuels. Fossil fuels in general (gasoline) are hurting the environment tremendously. The leading consumer of fossil fuels is the United States. When fossil fuels are burned it is one of the biggest causes to global warming and climate change.
No matter how diminutive the development is, it alters the environment. Modification to our natural environment, does not only affects the flora and fauna surrounding the area, but also our pristine watershed systems which every single component on Earth highly depend on it for survival. As Terry Swearingen states, “We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to”. It is time to put a halt, wake up and change to a more sustainable livelihood with the aid of science diplomacy and environmentalism. Environmentalism, according to Webster Dictionary, it is a theory which tries to preserve and restore the environment.
The book provides captivating histories of the sciences that links the ancient human practice and outcome to present day practices that may yield the same drastic or even worse outcomes. Diamond’s main argument is that modern universal industrial society is creating some similar environmental problems (which are likely to mature into universally critical issues in some decades to come) that led to the collapse of ancient societies like the Mayan civilization and the Easter Island while others who faced similar challenges managed to survive. Therefore, I gathered two key theses from this book: • Environmental accidents are the key issue that cannot be ignored as far as human history is concerned: Surprisingly and of great Interest to me, Diamond argued to this effect that it was by coincidence that Europe got industrialization, not culture or brainpower. • Some ancient societies (like the Easter Islanders, Norse colony, Maya, and the Greenland) ruined the very source of their livelihood. Bearing in mind the first thesis that I presumed from this book in line with Diamond’s argument, the environment plays a vital role in every ... ... middle of paper ... ...s, when times change."
It is also interesting to see how our world has switched energy sources and why they have based on what the environment holds available. However, being able to use these natural resources and take advantage of environmental features is what gave countries, governments, and their leaders such great power. Climate change has been a big factor in countries either gaining or losing power. Climate change is said to be affecting our world tremendously today. Arif Ahmed Khan said, “mainstreaming climate change into policymaking
The environmental movement can be defined as a newly emerging disciple brought on by widespread fear of the weakening environment. Advocating for sustainable management of resources and the protection of the environment through changes in individual/global behavior and public policy or law. It was not until the mid 1960s that environmental movement became prevalent in society. Even then it was still a relatively small substructure. By that time, the Great lakes were becoming damaged; smog was chocking cities; and the growing worry about nuclear energy, were all factors contributing to a widespread concern about the environmental issues developing in our world (Smallman and brown).
Many of people drive across the borders just to fill up there tanks with gas. Many of different states gas prices have dropped down just so people would come across the borders to fill up instead of staying on there side of the borders buying the higher gas. Which in return ultimately increase the tax revenue? The taxes on transportation fuels been advocated as a way to reduce the global warning and pollution, conserve energy some countries reduce their independence on imported oil for foreign policy reasons. By rising the high taxes on fossil fuels make alternative fuels like bio diesel or electric batteries more attractive.