ESSAY-THOUGHTS ON ENVIRONMENTALISM 2
If biophilia has been so evolutionarily embedded in our genomes, why must it take so long, and so many more organisms’ to become extinct before we actually start acting like we care about our planet? Humans since the beginning of time, was basically interested in finding food. As time progressed, they became involved in securing land to protect their consumption of food and water. Humans’ desire was only a matter of survival, nothing more. They were not concerned about any environment issues, nor had they even heard of it back in the early days.
Where does most of our basic grain foods come from? It’s from what some may call “America’s ...view middle of the document...
That a warming world is affecting all these different areas in different ways.
You and I have to reduce carbon dioxide emission. We learned about Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystems in Chapter 18 of our text in (Campbell, 2010 p.397). It stated that our climate change is totally knocking everything out of whack. Nature causes many things to happen, like most of our insurance policies read; acts of natures: floods, forest fires, tornados. Which in turn we are not really at the main cause of nature, it is what we basically have done to our atmosphere that is causing our atmosphere to produce more floods, more forest fires and more tornados.
During the first Earth Day protest in 1970, Margaret Mead, the American Anthropologist and proto-environmentalist, issued a call to action. “We have to learn to cherish this earth as it is something that’s fragile, that’s only one, it’s all we have. (Newsweek) This was back before they even thought about hybrid cars, communicating on cell phones, or Online Education.
I found another interesting item called “Drink Your Garbage”. It was how they could take the plastic which is made of petroleum and reuse the plastic. Making us less depended on oil. The household electronics that are discarded have elements like nickel, copper, and lithium. They said that is the plans in Belgium where a British company, Advanced Plasma Power, plans to come in and working on their landfills, to get the buried metals as well as the methane gas. (Newsweek)
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