The environment is an inseparable part of our life, we live and prosper on it. We must adjust to it to survive on Earth and are therefore dependent on it. But in a world that is market based and has a focus on productivity, the environment and nature have been abused. This has resulted in a range of pollutions that are affecting not only the Earth but its inhabitants that could pose very dire future consequences. One of America’s most prevalent environmental problems is nutrient pollution.
Mankind has continuously fostered suffering onto the environment for their own welfare. However, for our society to evolve, it is necessary for development to occur through the quick extraction and utilization of the Earth’s resources. Our economic system has progressed at the hands of the environment, just like the society of Omelas has progressed at the cost of the martyrized child in the cell. For example, deforestation allows us to expand on communities and contributes positively to businesses and finding working jobs for people, but causes suffering onto the environment through climate change, loss of habitats for species, and an abundance more of environmental issues. Being aware of the unhealthy methods we greedily enact at the expense of the Earth, I mindfully recycle and reduce the consumption of non-eco friendly items.
In conclusion, enlightening the citizens and the government on the dangers they pose to the world through the destruction of forests can act as a major boost for environmental sustainability (Spilsbury, 2010, p.3). The world shall benefit a lot if all the above recommendations are taken into consideration and deforestation is stopped in Indonesia. In general, the levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions will go down. Basing on the history of how deforestation began in Indonesia, one can tell what led to this vice. This paper shall group the causes into two categories: direct causes, which involve all sources related to intentional deforestation to get other gains that seem more important than the natural roles of forests,
(Hypophora) It is not fair to the people who call the forest their home to lose their way of living. People may say deforestation is good for agriculture and logging, but the negatives outweigh the positives. (Counterclaim) Agriculture takes up a solid portion of earth’s land and does not need to take up any more space. It also harms the world’s atmosphere greatly. According to the World Wildlife Fund, resources used for farming, “are responsible for around 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” When you add that to the amount of greenhouse gases deforestation emits, it makes up a huge chunk of the carbon dioxide in the air.
Plastic bags not only bring impact to human health, it also harms the natural cycle. Earth is a place where the living things needed to survive. Therefore, the plastic bag industry can try to adjust the material of plastic bags and make it become biodegradable. Hence, it’s time for us to be aware about the importance of protecting the earth. Every one counts.
Businesses can potentially cause damage to all the areas of the environment. Some of the common environmental concern including damage rainforests through logging, pollute and over-fishing oceans and rivers, pollute the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels and even damage prime agricultural and cultivated land through the use of unsustainable farming practices. Many organizations are guilty of considerably polluting the environment. However, there are now an increasing number of businesses that are committed to reducing their damaging impact and even working towards having a positive influence on environmental sustainability. Environmental sustainability forces businesses to look beyond making short term gains and look at the long term impact they are having on the natural world.
El Niño is a massive proof that global warming is present and is very much active in our world. It shows how it affects the livelihood of the people, especially farmers, which leads to the loss of our resources in the Philippines. Then this is followed by scarcity, which could be seen with how El Niño triggers a massive drought brought to farmlands, or how sometimes, during drought or major flooding, our demands can’t meet the available resources our country has. According to Rappler (2016), we cannot stop El Niño; however, we can do something about climate change, which is caused by global warming. Our country had been ranked as the 1st of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, based on the Global Climate Risk Index (2015).
In order to prevent any further decline, we must make better decisions regarding the environment, and always take into account how our choices may be affecting it. This destruction has an abundance of causes, and a large portion of them are because of humans, however not many people realize how they’re affecting it, and those who do normally turn a blind eye. Although there are hundreds of causes, the main focus is typically on pollution, poaching, and deforestation. One of the main elements of wildlife destruction is pollution. Pollution can be defined as “unwanted or detrimental changes in a natural system” and is usually associated with “the presence of toxic chemicals” in a large quantity (Freedman).
Introduction The environment that we live in is important for our health, economy, social status and overall well being of the current and future generations to come. It is not only the responsibility of the environmentalists to protect the environment that we leave in but of every human being leaving on earth. Over the years, the quality of our environment and the availability of our natural resources has gradually decreased, and this has lead to the extinction of some natural resources and live species, and might lead to the extinction of human kind decades from now. Waste is one of the major environmental problems that have to be faced by societies. The main solution for waste is the use of landfill but this practice can cause negative impacts towards the environment in the long-term because landfill sites are open dumping areas.