Some people feel sympathy about the workers in sweatshops and they try to stops the work of sweatshops. However, the workers do not have the same thought. Garyfalakis mentioned that even customer put on boycotting on the product, which involve treatment of sweatshops, cannot help recapture the workers’ right, but put them in even worse situation. (Norton, Green & Dynes, n.d.) Sweatshops are the only choice for some labors, especially the disadvantaged groups in the third world. Women, children, oldest, and
Agricultural products could end up unmarketable since it contains contamination. Pesticide destroys the beauty of roadsides by killing fern and wildflower of native shrubs adorned with blossom and berry. The roadsides are actually one of sources to attract the tourists (Carson, 44), therefore it reduces income from tourism. Calculation of the treatment for this damage also costs heavily annually because the facts are unknown during the time (Carson, 47). Though some profits may come into chamber of commerce for increase of product selling, yet the compensation to environmental destruction may be twice or
In the article, the author highlights that ambulances are good because they save people‘s lives. However, on the flip side, a single ambulance is made of "plastics, oils, fluids, copper aids, glass, rubber, PVC, minerals, and steel"(Boyle). When one ambulance is disposed of, these harmful metals are channeled into the ecosystem, thus polluting it. Today, the world is continuing to struggle where the effects of climate change are being felt by most nations. The toxic waste disposed of take
Nearly one half of the world 's population is affected by environmental poverty, however, only fourteen percent in the United States fall in line with poverty (Mark). The poor, Hispanics, and blacks suffer the most from pollution, health, and hazardous waste issues, unlike people from other races and social classes. Taking for granted good food, clean water, and other resources necessary to survive, wealthy citizens forget that others struggle. Some areas in America are deficient in these basic resources that are necessary to live. Driving through different communities, it is clear that certain areas lack proper health needs.
The movie that was given to watch is “The Lorax”. This movie gives a good message to audience and it’s telling a great story. It’s give the awareness about the important of environment that we must to protect. I think that it relates back in today 's world because there are many irresponsible people that cut down trees and do not replace them and then there is a problem with that area that can destroys flora and fauna and give bad effect to the environment. The ethical conflict in the plot is about human greed towards wealth and power.
The oppressive government, triggered protests to demand a change, which ultimately impacted the quality and quantity of food security. The corruption and violence led people to migrate to developed countries as refugees or asylees for a better and safe future. However, the people who could not leave the country immersed in depression that resulted in addiction of drugs and alcohol, and as a whole increased the crime rate. Since the lack food is still a major issue for an average algerian citizen. Industries involving with waste and pollution are unmonitored due to the corruption, due to not having an agency like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that is responsible of monitoring companies (World Report).
Children in this country have the right to education, equality, adequate food, health, life, access clean water & other safe resources, and many more. However, some rights are critically threatened by current environmental issues such as contaminated water sources, increasing ocean temperature, and rising sea levels. Climate change had taken a heavy toll on Tuvalu’s land; corals reefs are damaged, and lands are slowly disappearing. It puts children at a great risk of displacement or possibly extirpation. In addition, citizens are relying heavily on rainwater source due to the contamination of groundwater by urban runoffs.
Relocating also leads to environment issues in the global South, leaving many workers facing possible disease due to chemicals, poor working conditions, and dangerous pollution. Relocating also means, sending production to a place with low labour law. Firms are more concerned with profit than the safety of their workers, therefore sending the industry to the global South means workers have little say in the workplace. Benjamin Powell argues in the film that these poor conditions will eventually lead to better days for the workers in the global South as these hard times will help inflict better labour regulations in the future (Morgan, 2015). A possible benefit to moving the garment industry to the global South, is a way of creating jobs in developing countries, but workers are not making enough to support themselves.
It is a proven fact that human beings are responsible for the poor state of the planet. Therefore, while we consider the environment, it is essential to develop strategies to make our cities environmentally sustainable. Reflection on environmental issues that I learned in this course so far Deforestation is an environmental issue that has been widely discussed and it has plagued my community and country in general. However, while humans suffer the consequences of deforestation, animals and plant species suffer even more. The earlier, humanity takes heed of empirically proven data of what deforestation is doing to the environment, the better it will be for us and the habitat.
Factories with the latest technologies produce a lot of waste materials especially factories involved in the production of chemicals. Irresponsible factory owners and workers normally dump the waste into the wrong places such as rivers and streams, hence causing water pollution. Technology has made us more dependent on it, without technology humans will technically become disabled as they rely too heavily on technology. Due to the advances of technology, many people in the agricultural sectors will lose their jobs as the plantation or field owners will rely more on technology, hence the number of workers and the loss of jobs. In conclusion, we cannot say that technology is something bad as it has contributed greatly towards the advances of mankind.