Environmental Ethics Descriptive Essay by Poochie

Environmental Ethics
Looks at some negative issues surrounding the environment, which indicate the need for an ethical approach to the practice of environmentalism.
# 118675 | 1,830 words | 17 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 15, 2010 in Environmental Studies (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper states that humans, with their superior intelligence over other species, gained dominance over their immediate surroundings and began to unintentional destroy this environment through progress, greed and ignorance. The paper then goes on to detail consequences of actions that have led to the destruction of valuable ecosystems and that have created global climate changes. The paper underscores that sustainability is an ethical issue in that waste is unethical and responsibility for sustainability should be distributed among all generations of humanity. Each individual must choose to act responsibly.

Table of Contents:
Environmentalism and Ethics
Current Environmental Status
Anticipated Future of Environmental Ethics

From the Paper:

"The future of our environment includes a range of fields, such as law, sociology, theology, economics and geography. Ethical decisions we make with respect to the environment are such things as whether or not to clear cut our forests for the sake of personal or financial gain. The tons of waste we accumulate daily is a major consideration. Limiting the number of children per family as well as cloning of both animals and humans are serious topics of consideration."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bookchin, M., (1980). Toward an Ecological Society, Montreal: Black Rose Books.
  • Clover, C. (2004). The End of the Line: How overfishing is changing the world and what we eat. London: Ebury Press.
  • Ehrlich, Anne (1981). Extinction: The Causes and Consequences of the Disappearance of Species. New York :Random House.
  • Environmental Ethics. www.unesco.org/shs/est. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  • extinction." A Dictionary of Biology. (2004). Retrieved July 18, 2009 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O6-extinction.html.

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