Similarly, using stainless steel water bottles instead of plastic water bottles would also help the environment. Plastic items usually take about 10-1000 years to decompose in landfills. Additionally, plugging my cell-phone and laptop chargers out, and turning off the electrical appliances when not in use would also reduce the ecological footprint. Furthermore, eating organic and locally produced food instead of packaged foods would also reduce the ecological footprint. Cutting down on meat and dairy would also help as meat consumption is one of the significant contributors to global warming.
In “the tragedy of commons” , he concluded “only the replacement of the system of the commons with a responsible system of control will save the land, air, water and ocean fisheries” which an accurate statement for “commons” can be diminish overtime if no one take the responsibility to care for it. In “Learning the hard way” and “ Population control the crude way”, Hardine pointed out a reason that make poor nations can’t become better. The U.S and other rich nations deposited food into the World Food Bank, the poor nations will withdraw the food from it; since the food always “available”, the poor nations will not learn to improve their
Many conservative people try driving fuel efficient cars and use energy saving light bulbs in their homes, but do these measures really take the place of what actually causes these things? No! Meat consumption plays the biggest roles in environmental problems. For example, In the article Fight Climate Change by Going Vegan posted on the Peta website shares that, “Feeding massive amounts of grain and water to farmed animals and then killing them and processing, transporting, and storing their flesh is extremely energy-intensive. And forests—which absorb greenhouse gases—are cut down in order to supply pastureland and grow crops for farmed animals.
In United States alone, the food that go to waste worth an estimated $165 billion (Gardiner, 2014). The amount of food wasted in United States can build 35 World Trade Centre as 1 World Trade Center only cost around $3.8 billion (Brown, 2012). When our surrounding was polluted by the food waste, the government will spend a lot of money to solve this problem and this thing increase economic burden. We should make a right choice and think wisely before buying foods to avoid food waste. Food waste problem should be handle seriously as food waste increase economic
The documentary Cowspiracy, overall, wants to tell us about the truth behind animal agriculture, which heavily affects the survival of our planet. Basically, the documentary said that animal agriculture is responsible for most of the greenhouse gases that lead to global warming, which also affects our planet. The goal of this documentary is to make us believe that the meat industry, and by extension the fast food industry, are the causes that lead to most of our environmental issues. Also, the documentary stated that the amount of water that is used for cows and other livestock is way too much and our planet will gradually face a lack of water. The solution that they propose is just to become vegetarians, which will solve everything.
Lennon’s article to a certain extent in which she stated that “eating meat selectively is better for the planet and our own health”. It can also improve the economy and we should all encourage welfare improvements for animals. Moreover, I applaud the editor’s ethical decision to eat less meat and her suggestion on grass fed and pasture raised meat is definitely a better alternative for health conscious people as well as people who lack knowledge in the nutrition field that are vegetarian for health purposes. However it is not seen to me as a moralistic solution but rather a slightly more ethical answer for meat eaters and an excuse for not so “ethically motivated” vegetarians to justify the commodification and consumption of animals for their
In recent years, the topic of saving the Earth from Humans has shown itself in many conversations amongst the people of the public. Saving the World will be an issue we must solve in the near future because we are causing a mass extinction for animals, and we are harming and killing humans, but we can resolve it by using technology to reduce global warming and setting aside reserves. The most important thing humans must do in regards to this topic is begin to educate themselves and others on how drastic we must be in regards to it. The first major issue that must be made clear is the great peril animals are in, and what this means for the planet and humans. The extinction rate is one hundred to a thousand times greater than it was before the human species evolved on the planet.
in “Vegetarianism”). Mass produced crops already exhibits detrimental effects to the environment by using up all of the top layers of soil, but if the amount of vegetarians rise, more soil will be used up and more disasters will occur. One example of a disaster due to dried soil is the Dust Bowl. If
For example, a farming technique called conservation tillage, made possible by GMO's led to a 5.2-billion-pound reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014; the equivalent of 10 million fewer cars on the road in a year. GMO's could also help reduce malnutrition in third world countries. Many people in third world countries are dependent on a single crop such as rice for their diet. In an ideal world, rice could be genetically engineered to contain more vitamins and essential minerals to alleviate nutritional deficiencies. The arguments against genetically modified crops are similar to that of genetic manipulation in humans.
“(Caba, 2014). Vegetarians have 65% lower production of nitrous oxides which is 300 times more harmful to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. (Caba, 2014). Reducing these gases reduces the tremendous increase in temperature that melts the glaciers and can cause drowning of land masses. Increasing the number of vegetarians decreases the clearance of land and forests for raising livestock; according to the vegetarian society, 70% of rainforests in Latin America have been cleared to raise livestock.