Communication is central to an entity’s involvement in environmental affairs. The field of environmental communication deals with this directly, aiming to educate, alert and solve environmental problems we face on Earth. Through strategic and developed communication practices environmental communicators analyze the language and symbols we use to define the natural world. Some of the major components of this sector include environmental news and media, public participation, environmental conflict, risk communication, “green” marketing and campaigning and conflict resolution. Scholars in the field address human responses to the natural world, while attempting to unveil the mask that covers and alters many environmental issues.
These metaphors were included in the original definitions of ecology and environmental ethics by Haeckel and Leopold respectively, and are still pervasive among both ecologists and ethicists. To suppose that these Darwinian notions, derived from a modern-liberal worldview, are a fact of nature constitutes a misleading interpretation. Such supposition represents a serious impediment to our aim of transforming our relationship with the natural world in order to overcome the environmental crisis. To achieve a radical transformation in environmental ethics, we need a new vision of nature. Ecological theories and environmental ethics are reciprocally and dynamically linked.
Early schools of thought and rising concerns such as fossil fuel issues, air and water pollution and biodiversity loss led to modern environmentalism, the active participation in attempts to solve environmental pollution and resource problems. This term reinforces the notion that human beings have a responsibility to protect the environment. Similarly, global environmentalism is a concern or action to help solve global environmental problems. Solving problems on the global level is certainly no small task. Some of the issues at hand include: access to clean water, food supplies, energy, climate change, air pollution and biodiversity loss.
1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First! Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country's conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasireligious zeal to industrialize the natural world, and a diffident bureaucratic leadership in the mainstream environmental organizations that more or less willingly collaborated in this process.The mainstream environmental groups and government held the premise that mankind should control and manage the natural world. The radicals held that our technological culture with its intrusions on natural world had to be curtailed, perhaps even undone, to keep the ecology of this planet and our role in it viable.
“Our global economy is outgrowing the capacity of the earth to support it, moving our early twenty-first century civilization even closer to decline and possible collapse (Brown, 3). This is the opening line of Lester R. Brown’s Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. Brown goes on to support and emphasize this statement through the examination of the current state of our natural resources including the oil peak, water shortages, global warming and its effect on sea levels, shrinking forests, growing deserts, and extinction of plant and animal life. Brown even goes further to demonstrate how seemingly social issues, such as failing health and poverty are affecting the future sustainability of our environment. In a response to the concerns he raises, Brown also takes a look at the emerging solutions and alternatives that are currently being developed.
Well known, this issue can be the main cause for many problems in our environment and is existing surely because of humans themselves- overpopulation. “Overpopulation is the problem” and causes other externalities such as pollution, deforestation, and a greater handful of biodiversity losses. In addition, overpopulation causes economic and political factors such as more consumption per person and the reduction of resources that can be provided per person. This contributes to the strain on ecological systems and the economic and population growth. With overpopulation, many resources become finite and an umpteen amount of ecosystems are being destroyed.
A professor at Hartwick College stated, “All of these areas of study are necessary in order to gain a full an objective understanding of our environment…” In order to have a clear understanding of our environment, we need environmental science. Not only have we caused damaging effects in our planet, but we’re also creating junk on the outside of our planet in space. Scientist hope to reverse the damage that has been done so that we can lead better lives now and in the future.
Environmental protection and sustainability Prepared by Islam Abdelnaser Abdelhafeez Student number:1791033 Environmental Protection Increasingly, environmental protection is being incorporated more broadly into all human actions and into the process of development. Meeting our needs while protecting the environment is called sustainable development. Environmental protection has evolved from piecemeal local efforts to a much more comprehensive global strategy involving high levels of cooperation among states and nations covering a wide assortment of environmental problems (1). All environmental problems result from the fact that human systems such as energy production and agriculture are unsustainable. They are inefficient in their use
Overpopulation and scarcity tends to believe that the problem of scarcity is consumption and that a large number of humans on earth that are contributing to it. Also, political, economic, and cultural factors that lead to consumption are another problem according to scarcity. A Malthusian solution to this problem would be to let the weak die out so that the world slowly
Remediation of contaminated territories, repopulation of the fauna and flora of an area). The human race is obliged to replace what hurts (the principle of restitution). These positions show that solving environmental problems is mainly a political challenge, which aims to build the foundations of democratic action for the protection of shared