Martin Luther King, Jr. explains in his “Letter From Birmingham Jail” that what is going on in the United States is ethically unstable.“ I have tried to make clear that it is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. But now I must affirm that it is just as wrong, or perhaps even more so, to use moral means to preserve immoral ends” (7). An author John Patton even chimes in on King 's approach and questions “ Can the plan be ethically justified in line with King’s strong believe that the means for social change are as important as the ends?” (61). As a matter of fact King’s plan can be ethically justified. Anyone who has morals would be morally wrong if they used those morals to make immoral ends.
Humans are going to have accepted that we are hurting the environment and we cannot control what happens. Davis provides us with a very blunt and perhaps over the top explanation of the situation California is but without an explanation like this we will never take notice. Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis should be a wake up call for us in California that we do not live in a world. We should fear the environment not because does something disastrous, we should fear for what it can do and Mike Davis delivers on this point in Ecology of
In these times it is still logical to believe that civil disobedience is the right course of action. Activists, wanting to make a change, have called for government reconsideration, health and safety issues, and discrimination on Native Americans. Thoreau believed that rebelling against the government was good as long as it slowed the “machine”. This can be seen in his essay when he states “...I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine,” (Thoreau, 946) which can be seen as controversial.
The protection of environment is crucial to the wellbeing of this planet. The job of government is to protect and preserve the land on which its people live. However, there is a bill being considered that completely goes against this, one that calls for the eradication of the Environmental Protection Agency, a government program created to protect human and environmental wellbeing through their regulation of laws. I urge you to oppose bill H.R. 861 - the termination of the Environmental Protection Agency - because of the ways that the EPA protects air, water, and land.
In today’s world, there are many people creating new chemical substances that has negative effect to our world. Rachel Carson, in her article "The Obligation to Endure" argues that the pesticides and other chemicals we use are harmful to more than just the environment. I agree with Carson in her article, in that we should reduce most of the harmful chemical use and instead use technological inventions. Carson is a person who seems very passionate about the environment and is very concerned of its inhabitants. It is hard to believe that intelligent human beings would use bad chemicals substances that would affect the environment and themselves negatively.
For example, the critics of the environmental movement claim the environmentalists are a threat to personal freedom and if they are put in a position of power, “property rights go down the tube.” Similarly, the environmentalists obliquely associate the critics with the Nazi regime by saying “unrestrained capitalism with land development uber alles.” These attacks are incredibly vicious, but they lack credibility. Neither group makes an argument that is supported by statistics and logical reasoning. Rather, Wilson uses effective propaganda techniques and crafts brash and accusatory statements to show how each group attempts to vilify the other and how it is ultimately
in Frey et al 1), is a theoretical frame for understanding the environmental impacts and the related adverse consequences of militarism and war-making (Frey et al 1). The nature of utilizing Agent Orange and other herbicides during the Vietnam War was felt by some researchers as injustice or toxic violence. The use of these herbicides (as mentioned throughout this paper) were to defoliate vegetation and inhibit future vegetation growth and to remove canopy covering along supply routes, military zones and areas along U.S. military bases. The scope and scale was much larger than the original plan of Operation Ranch Hand. However, the full scope of contamination will remain unknown due to the drifting of herbicides during the military spraying and the unaccounted-for stockpiles of herbicides that remained in the country after the war.
In this fiction author is more about to say that human kind intervention in nature is the reason for the natural world disaster. In the same way nature and humankinds are closely related and cannot be separated; or cannot deny the presence of one another. At the Anthropocene epoch, humankind seems to have control over the nature in some extent, despite that nature wait its time and respond how it’s been treated. At this epoch “human-kind has caused mass extinctions of the planet and animal species, polluted the oceans and altered the atmosphere” (Stromberg, np). Moreover in “The Mutant at Horn Creek” the author shows how humankind altered the natural world and its effect in the
In this fiction author is more about to say that humankind intervention in nature is the reason for the natural world disaster. In the same way nature and human kinds are closely related and cannot be separated; or cannot deny the presence of one another. At the Anthropocene epoch, humankind seems to have control over the nature in some extent, despite that nature wait its time and respond how it’s been treated. At this epoch “human-kind has caused mass extinctions of the planet and animal species, polluted the oceans and altered the atmosphere” (Stromberg, np). Moreover, in “The Mutant at Horn Creek” the author shows how humankind will alter the natural world and its effect in the
Whatever tariff earned will then be used to improve essential services, such as education, social security and health care, and assist in construction of schools, hospitals and other essential infrastructure. List of Cons of Pebble Mining 1. Leaves environmental devastation Environmental impact is one of the biggest reasons that people strongly oppose pebble mine. In fact, the Wild Salmon Center and Trout Unlimited have produced a report outlining the significant ecological concerns that are sure to follow a large-scale mine. These include billions of tons of waste rock, very deep and wide open pits, high and long miles of dams, and the production of acid mine drainage, all of which can significantly affect wild salmon fishery.
A New York Times article examines the changing of EPA regulations regarding toxic chemicals. Despite scientists warning that certain chemicals cause birth defects, cancer, and other health issues, the EPA has made it harder to evaluate the effects of these chemicals and thus regulate them. The deregulation has been spearheaded by a representative of the chemical industry, who now holds a high position in the EPA. The decision to deregulate chemicals that pose a danger to the public is a prime example of the trend that government increasingly caters to powerful interests. As discussed in class, politicians often partake in behavior that is detrimental to the public at large in order to benefit wealthy corporations.
Shots fired, officer vehicles set ablaze, and groups of protesters pepper sprayed; all hell broke loose on the date of October 17, 2013 when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) showed up to stop anti-fracking protesters in New Brunswick, Canada. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, has long been a controversial topic. Many argue that fracking allows us access to better and cleaner burning fossil fuels, while others argue that the process in which these gases are obtained are bad for the environment. On this specific day in New Brunswick, protesters were protesting in the belief that fracking would cause contamination to their drinking water supply. But in order to find the truth, it is important to dive a little deeper into
I truly believe we should be protecting it as much as we can. According to Goodine (2011) in her article “Fracking Controversy,” Krugman was right that companies don’t have to disclose the chemicals used for fracking. This is wrong. Taxpayers’ money also shouldn’t be going to the repairs due to this practice. It seems the pros of renewable energy outweigh those of natural gases.
When we think of propaganda, thoughts of dictators swaying their civilians to believe in a wrongful cause or which leads to a biased opinion. These tactics eventually collapse on themselves when the truth comes to light, but propaganda tactics are still being used today so oil companies and gray infrastructure advocates can continue to destroy the environment. Conservatives, along with their news networks such as Fox, use propaganda to make viewers believe environmentalist 's are whiney liberals who don’t get what they want, and need to get over it. This is in fact not the truth; when environmentalists come across a barricade in their path to success they climb over it and continue to find ways to protect the environment and spread the benefits of green infrastructure all around the world. After viewers are swayed to think negatively of advocates for green infrastructure they are given a spew of biased information such as climate change being a myth, oil companies helping the people, and protesters protecting their right of free speech.
One of the most controversial projects for the United States to decide on was whether or not to build the Keystone pipeline. This topic forces the government to decide if economic development is worth the cost of endangering the environment. Though this pipeline will allow the United States to rely less on foreign oil, the pipeline’s lasting effects prove to be a factor that cannot be easily overlooked. The Keystone pipeline should not be built because it endangers the environment and has the ability to create catastrophic damages through pollution and habitat desecration. Pollution is a major factor that has to be considered when referring to the Keystone pipeline.