“Unless humanity is suicidal, it should want to preserve, at the minimum, the natural life-support systems and processes required to sustain its own existence” (Daily p.365). I agree with scientist Gretchen Daily that drastic action is needed now to prevent environmental disaster. Immediate action and changes in attitude are not only necessary for survival but are also morally required. In this paper, I will approach the topic of environmental ethics from several related sides. I will discuss why the environment is a morally significant concern, how an environmental ethic can be developed, and what actions such an ethic would require to maintain and protect the environment.
Have you ever imagined inhaling deadly gas every day? Today, many people suffer from unclean air around the world. It can cause diseases, allergies, or death in humans. It may also cause harm to other living organisms, such as animals and food crops. The PSA “Air Pollution” warns that bad consequences occur when any harmful gases, dust, or smoke enters into the atmosphere and pollution makes it difficult for plants, animals, and humans to survive as the air becomes dirty. This phenomenon is getting serious in the United States. People are worried about the breathing problems from dangerous air pollution. In the PSA, “Air Pollution” produced by Charles Melton, the administration’s presentation of pathos overshadows their less successful representations of logos and ethos concerning the topic of air pollution.
When most people think about what is wrong with the environment, they can think of many things wrong with it. The amount of pollution that has either enter the air, land, or the ground. The amount of pollution within the air has been constantly been caused by humans doing a lot of activities that release a lot of carbon emissions. Activities such as deforestation of trees, the uses of automotive cars, and factories producing so much smog on a daily basis. With all of these activities, much of the air quality is poor and can cause many health problems for humans. As stated EPA, “Breathing polluted air can make your eyes and nose burn. It can irritate your throat and make breathing difficult” (EPA 4).
In the past three decades, the world has been experiencing accelerated pollution making it a global concern. There are various types of pollution which calls for the need to sensitize all stakeholders in order to bring down the pollution levels or avoid it completely. All forms of pollution to the environment raises concerns on health and disrupts the natural system which results in nature imbalances that poses a security threat. Of big concern are the traffic and industrial emissions that have undeniable negative effects and calls for a lasting solution.
Whether humans choose to face it or not, pollution is one of the single largest killers of the earth and humans; affecting almost 100 million people around the world (Paragraph 1 – Fact 1). Not only is it extremely harmful to the environment, but it’s extremely harmful to all living beings including humans, animals, and aquatic life. Pollution is caused by a variety of man-made objects such as vehicles, products, or services such as power plants, but pollution is not just limited to airborne toxins; garbage and chemicals are just a few more extremely harmful pollutants that affect the land environment. Over the past 250 years since the beginning of the industrial revolution, there has been a drastic increase in the amount of pollution released
While all forms of these pollutants are very dangerous and increasing rapidly, they can be contained. If every person steps up and does there part and does the little things, these different forms of pollution can be decreased. While doing these things may be time consuming, it creates a higher quality of living when there is less pollution roaming amongst us.
Pollution has become a heated issue in recent years. The destruction of the environment along with serious health problems are the eventual effects. The extensive use and availability of automobiles, tremendous amounts of production in the booming economy and the constant increase in demand for energy, can be held responsible.
Air pollution is among the critical challenges facing modern societies and is one of the most pressing environing mental problems. Air pollution is accountable for major harmful effects on human strength, animal survives, natural ecosystems and the man-made environment. It is also responsible for climate change due to the improved greenhouse effect, acid rain, and the reduction of the ozone layer that inaugurate important global environmental problems. Air pollution occurs both outdoors and indoors and is caused by human activities and natural mechanisms. Although air quality degradation because of air pollution is a global problem that threatens humanity’s wellbeing overall, it is largely associated with environmental bias. (Anastasia Dimitriou and Vasilia Christidou, 2011)
One of the greatest issues today that the entire globe is facing is environmental pollution, which is increasing every year and causing severe and irredeemable damage to the earth. The term environmental pollution is too broad with diverse meaning to different group of people or scholars, for example scientist, farmers and business men all have different meaning to environmental pollution.
An estimated 2 million people could die each year from any cause attributable to air pollution, as stated by the World Health Organization. According to this study, most deaths occur in developing countries where high densities of harmful particles are concentrated. The human population grows in a geometric progression and the demand for food and basic necessities for human life are increasing. The increase in the consumption of products and waste that are caused by humans, results in the generation of toxic substances. This indiscriminate development has altered the Earth. Entire regions in the tropics have suffered desertification, extinction of animal and plant species. There are severe floods that ruin crops each year in the world's poorest areas.
Pollution has been a nasty irritant since the day it was first introduced, thanks mainly to the industrial revolution. Due to the increase in the human population over the centuries, new technologies have improved the way of life, but at a cost. Pollution (whether air, water, soil or food) alongside deforestation has had adverse effects on human life. Pollution and deforestation has become one of the most ignored aspects of human nature. It’s become similar to the Loch Ness monster where have the world cares for it while the other, simply doesn’t. Thousands of trees are chopped everyday to pave way for human life. Fossil fuels, and ammonia are used everyday by factories and farmers respectively, contributing
Every day when looking out a window, people see a beautiful earth. The earth is intriguing, but hinges on a delicate balance. Many natural resources keep the grass green and the sky blue. Man has made quite an impression on our world, and has transformed the earth's resources into tools to make life easy. However, mans' manipulation on earth has become detrimental to the health of our planet and the safety of mankind. Through the use and production of resources such as oil and energy, man is gradually poisoning the earth. Pollution has become such a dilemma in society; there is no real control or a feasible solution to society's recklessness. Without complete change, our system will collapse. The earth will eventually retaliate with disaster, or corporate control of our economy will cause hysteria and depression. Evaluation of the consequences and repercussion of worldwide pollution, may give people a better idea of what the future holds.
If a person living in a city living in the city goes out for a walk, they will see that everything is perfect. The air is fresh and the beaches are clean and the sea waters look crystal clear. Even though everything looks right, problem still persists in other parts of the world. A lot of people’s thinking about the environment is confined to their surroundings and where they live, so they do not realize that the environment is in danger because of their actions. What should come into their concern first is that even though everything looks perfect, their community and surroundings are also polluted. In cities, the streets and the parks may be sparkling clean, there is no guarantee that the air is clean. In large cities, megapolises and metropolises, a major mode of transportation are cars. Car usage produces a lot of carbon dioxid...