It was seen as a breach of the Fifth Amendment that prohibits the taking of property “without just compensation” called federal “takings.” Since then, the debate has sprung an environmental policy backlash consisting of the “property rights movement,” which contends the above argument, and its sister movement, “wise-use,” that supports the privatization of natural resources. Reagan’s deregulation and laxity of environmental standards fueled the fire of the movement’s intensity in which national groups became larger and more politically driven. However, in the face of the backlash, environmentalism was caught between its ethic to protect and its struggle to be heard as an influential political voice. Thus, the movement has suffered great polarization, divided internally into camps that still exist today. One of the most dangerous aspects of the environmental movement’s political situation is its misuse of science to predict almost apocalyptic scenarios to promote their agenda.
There are many political and public health issues in which environmental racism is a contributing factor. To achieve social and environmental justice, it is vital to look beyond simple government policies. Individuals must see the ethical inequality of environmental racism and its injustices. Communities of afflicted people are both the subject and object of ethical concern and their futures seems to be tied to the whims of governing bodies that make choices not in “their” favor (ethically, financially, and environmentally). Environmental racism is a key contributing factor to many human and non-human health issues nationwide, and worldwide.
Due to this, it can determine their breathing and living condition. This builds the connection between race and environmental destruction because of the stigma of space that is attached to low-income areas. Even though environmental racism is more than the unloading of waste in poor areas, this paper focus more on this factor than other elements that correlate with environmental racism. In order to make space for toxic waste, society risks the safety and health of poor communities of color to ensure a capacity for industry to perpetuate environmental racism. Throughout the United States, communities of color have been the dumping grounds for waste disposal and a space for manufacturing industries to sustain the pollution of lands.
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.
(Baude, p1746) However, the power of taking private property is not c... ... middle of paper ... ...ations of this are predominantly felt across lower income families that find themselves powerless because they are in the crosshairs of large corporations that seek to take their property through the use of eminent domain. Moreover, the unconstitutional aspect of this takings method has also created friction among the effected citizens and the federal government. Besides the social effects that eminent domain has had it is all too clear the negative outcomes that it’s caused on the fragile economies. By forcing people into poorer neighborhoods the government is condemning the lower class to a life of poverty. It is unmistakable that the power of eminent domain has caused the public to despise the government while increasing the gap between the lower and upper class and also further increasing the possibility of corruption between corporations and the government.
Such exploitation is an environmental injustice, which only benefits a few of the elite. Thus, the rest of the world suffers from this environmental inequality, and eventually everyone on earth must pay for the environmental cost of exploitation. In response, the U.S. government should enact a law to eliminate environmental injustices. The gradual obliteration of ai... ... middle of paper ... ...mons and ensure the long-term well-being of our natural resources and the environmental justice. For every piece of pollution that disrupts the ozone layer and every piece of trash that pollutes our oceans, the whole world pays a price.
In conclusion, there are many reasoning’s that contribute to why there is deforestation and how it has still come to be used in today’s modern world. Deforestation takes a turn for the good and bad as we have seen through the discussions because like most things there is always a risk or sacrifice in the decisions that we make. Climate is the biggest part of the concerns for deforestation because that is something that affects at a global wide range and depending how we allocate our resources we can keep the earth a little more stable.
Pollution and waste resulting from the depletion and usage of many natural resources and fossil fuels has plagued the earth recently. Two examples are the growing hole in the ozone layer and the greenhouse effect, which will continue to haunt us in the future. Along with this destruction comes the elimination of various species of animals and plants alike. The dollar sign is the biggest obstacle in combating this and although awareness and protection of Earth’s resources has steadily grown, this conflict is still being won by big business. Along with the multitude of private groups trying to win this conflict, the government is also making attempts to do so as well.
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. He argues that, building the pipeline will harm the economy because its impacts on the environment are costly and it will force the citizens and the government to pay the price. He continues by stating that the project will reduce jobs in the country because the fossil fuel industry had slashed its workforce. Smith points out that the effects of the project will be felt mostly by the poor people because they will not manage to cope with the adverse climate brought about by the increased use of fossil fuel. Moving on, he argues that the Keystone Pipeline will not sustain the economy because it cannot create more jobs in the country (Smith n.p).
The conglomeration of these effects on developing nations is a travesty. The Sub-Saharan African culture has been one of the most affected nations world wide by civil disturbance, and is a direct result of a multitude of causes ranging from oil production, mining of diamonds and global warming. The severity of the effects on their population is discerning. The suffering is serious and encompasses the spectrum of children as well as the sexual mistreatment of women. Many anthropologists have researched the topic of causes and effects of civil warfare and have concluded that the effects on society in this culture can stem from ethnic, political and economic dissension.