The Dilemma of Environmentalism in the Developing Sphere
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The paper presents the thesis that many developing nations simultaneously demonstrate the greatest need for extreme environmental reform and yet are fully lacking the resources or priority to address pressing environmental concerns. The paper emphasizes the importance of establishing more firm protections for land, air and water in helping this sphere emerge from untenable conditions of poverty and filth. The paper then discusses the economic sacrifices necessary to make vital improvements but argues that the threat of environmental degradation is sufficiently great and widespread to justify these expenses. The paper notes the damage wrought by exploitative policies of the industrialized world but asserts that the sheer need for citizens of the developing sphere to protect their own precious natural resources makes them the most intuitive partner for the global environmental movement.
From the Paper:"And yet, resistance exists in a variety of forms, even beyond the obviation that nations such as those in Africa, the Middle East or South Asia will frequently lack the stability or resource to maintain or enforce sound environmental policies. This is true for a number of cogent reasons relating to the cost of environmental enforcement and for a number of more conditional reasons relating to the desire of globalizing firms to operate in nations with decidedly lax environmental parameters. This morass of conditions denotes that "while we should not necessarily be sanguine about environmental protection in developing countries, we need not be pessimistic either." (Warshawsky, 114)"
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