Environmental issues and pollution are in so bad shape and complex that they need every possible means of preservation immediately. The preservation and conservation cannot be won by gentle tones, nor by gentle appeals to the aesthetic instincts of those who have no sense of responsibility, or beauty and enjoyment of Nature. It is necessary to sound a loud alarm, to present the facts in very strong language, backed up by irrefutable statistics and illustrated by images which tell no lies, to establish the law and enforce it to the full extend.
Man can no more be scientifically studied apart from the quality of equipment and materials he uses on the ground which he tills, or the industry he works, the lands over which he travels, the seas which he over explored, the transportation he uses to do trades, than northern bear or desert plant can be understood apart from its natural habitat. Man's relations to his environment are infinitely more numerous and complex than those of the most highly organized living organisms, being plants or animals.
Our air and water are polluted, forests are swept away, rivers and streams serve as sewers and dumping grounds, many birds are becoming extinct, many mammals are on the verge of extermination and fishes are driven from the streams. Nature is being destroyed so rapidly all over the world even within the conservation areas, and our earthly paradise is being turned into an earthly disaster zone. The worst of all is the fact that all the damage is not done by our enemies, crazy savages nor primitive men. People who are doing this are the men and women who boast of their civilization and leadership.
We need to constitute a legitimate and necessary authority with power to start special independent study, investigation, education, new laws and hefty enforcement to protect all mankind.
The limitation of investigation which today's biggest pollutants receive is piecemeal and partial, limited as to the type of industry, their "economic" influence, race, cultural development, country or variety of geographic conditions taken into account. Since all these scientific reports and sciences, together with environmental history so far as history undertakes to explain the causes of certain harmful events, fail to reach a much needed satisfactory solution of our environmental problems largely because the pure profit factor which enters into them all has not been thoroughly analyzed.
We have to know an important fact that the ecological issues need better laws, enforcement and full names of all individuals and businesses involved in braking it regardless of their position in society. Not respecting the environment should cost a lot of money, even possibility of closing the business and prison for irresponsible individuals.
Article Source: http://www.supportenvironment.info
The relationship between every growing economy and its effects on various ecosystems is a complex one. Economic growth based only on the exploitation of natural resources and ecosystem services will reduce opportunities for increasing growth and prosperity in the long term. Natural resources that are taken care of and maintained in a sustainable manner provide the best basis for every economic growth.
At some point, the benefits of growth can be overshadowed by its negative effects. Owing to the evolution of geographic relations, the physical environment favorable to one stage of development may be adverse to another, and vice versa.
Rapid economic growth and the resulting changes in consumption patterns can drastically change the nature and scale of impact on the Earth's environment and natural resources.
There is no need for conflict between growth and the environment, but this is too often the case if environmental issues are not planned and maintained properly. If growth is achieved at the cost of the natural resources on which every area dependent for their livelihoods, growth can frustrate the goal of prosperity and destroy the healthy progress of whole community.
Since progress in civilization involves an increasing exploitation of natural advantages and the development of closer relations between a land and its people, it is an erroneous idea that man tends to emancipate himself more and more from the control of the natural conditions forming at once the foundation and environment of his activities. On the contrary, he multiplies his dependencies upon nature; but while increasing their sum total, he diminishes the force of each. There lies the gist of the matter.
We need a form of development which takes place within the framework laid down by nature, and not at the expense of nature and the environment.
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