Mike Davis’s arguments are compelling because they do have truth to them, humans only suppress problems they do not solve them. The underestimation of nature by humans is what makes them surprised when tragedies like earthquakes, fires, and animal attacks weird. The illusions of control and safety we give ourselves hurt us; solutions suppress problems for example with gated neighborhoods. I agreed with his argument because of our encroachment on territory and over development of land. Humans are going to have accepted that we are hurting the environment and we cannot control what happens.
How different would our world be if respect was non-existent? Earth would be chaotic, and people would be hostile without respect in their lives. Although some believe society could survive in a world absent of respect, the majority of humans agree it would be unbearable. Society could not function without respect for four distinct reasons. There would be more malice, less impulse to try new things, humans would lack emotion, and peoples' reputations would disappear.
A big effort had to be made in order to accomplish this goal. Apart from the obvious convincing scientific arguments describing the evident problem (the issue with pesticides) ,the use of a standard language, of anecdotes and the development of solutions, made the public view negatively the constant attacks of the chemical industry to a sincere woman who only wanted to safe the environment. The effectiveness of silent spring in generating a public opposition to pesticides was mainly because of the incorporation of real life situations of how pesticides negatively impacted the environment, avoiding theoretical speculations. This is what makes the book open to popular public and not only to
I do agree that companies who create such products that easily cause harm to people should have some sort of action taken against their use but to that extent, I say that the companies also have to specify how much to use and when the consumption of their products becomes too much. However, the precedences for more positive descriptions of that side of the topic are a lot more complicated to explain and as such my view starts to hit a wall and I will now talk about how I disagree with Coffman 's claims. First off, Coffman makes it seem that the companies who produce legal but harmful products, which in its own right can be taken multiple ways, should pay settlements for the problems caused by their products. The problem with claims like this is that when a company makes a product they have normally created it for a specific purpose and have set in place guidelines to prevent potential harm, an example of a type of product like this would be aspirin which is commonly used as a pain reliever in the form of pills but can cause harm if too many are
Finally, the lack of awareness means that some countries do not have the proper legislation to deal with animal cruelty as a crime. Mental illness might manifest with animal cruelty, but it is not widely known because of the lack of awareness. The lack of knowledge about animal cruelty not only affects the animal’s life
By talking about actions (or organisms) like invasive species, climate change, CO2 emissions, and habitat fragmentation, Kolbert argues that these heavily human driven deeds are causing a negative impact on the species around us. Due to these occurrences and many more, humans have put the Earth in a dangerous position. Thankfully, there are actions that can be taken to save our planet, but we need to get started now. These actions lead up to very extreme, which includes tampering with our atmosphere or even building new civilizations on other planets or the moon. However crazy these actions may seem, it's unreal to think that us humans have caused the problem that is leading to these drastic
After I read through the Silent Spring, I felt like the environment we are living in and the relationship between human and natural are getting worse. The book basically talks about many different topics based on the chemical pollution, which is the problem that the society faces nowadays and also lets us know that the pollution is caused by those chemicals, such as DDT, which is a kind of pesticide widely used on farmlands but also fatally. DDT can also get into human’s blood, sperm, even breast milk. Therefore, abuse of the chemicals will affect agriculture and industry problems. The book also introduces different kinds of chemicals such as the chemical pesticides, insecticide as well as the effects of those.
However, more recent events and research support that nurture is the main cause of aggression in humans. People are born to become something specific, but that end can be drastically altered by environmental factors. Also, nature could be more harmful to society than nurture if it were the cause of behaviors because innocent people would be judged as criminals just for the genetic makeup. Most importantly though, is that humans find some understanding to better control their actions because they are the most dominant species on earth and could easily ruin one another if we continue committing cruelties as we do
Unlike moral agents, moral patients lack the ability to act on moral principles (Gunkel #). Although they can bring great pain to the people around them, they cannot be held accountable for their
The story doesn’t end over here. Odor of Biosolids is harmful for human health. The major harms occur in the form of nausea and headaches, which make people sick and fatigue. These problems negatively impact the person’s job performance and general public’s mode. Thus, I would prefer to invest on the project ‘Odor Control at the
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.