Kathryn Boober FYOS 28 September 2011 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash This movie primarily explains that oil is scarce, and nobody is prepared for what is going to happen when it runs out. In the beginning of the movie people begin talking about oil as this wonderful thing. Oil is used for and in everything. For example: clothes, make-up, food, food packaging, transportation, and technology are all items that use oil as their main energy source. Oil is a cheap energy source that many take for granted.
A spill in any of the deep sea areas would reduce the biodiversity of that area through reductions of bird populations, fish-stocks and populations of marine mammals. All of which are already under severe threat of over fishing and habitat disturbance without this imposed threat. Furthermore the contamination of coastal and coral ecosystems will all lead to to damage on the livelihoods of fishermen and people involved the local tourism. The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, releasing about 4.9 million barrels of crude oil making it the largest accidental marine oil spill. Most of the impact of this was experienced by the marine species.
Virtue ethics is agent-centred ethics rather than act-centred; it asks ‘What sort of person ought I to be?’ rather than ‘How ought I to act?’ The Aristotelian approach shows to give an account of the structure of morality and explained that the point of enrolling in ethics is to become good: ‘For we are enquiring not in order to know what virtue is but in order to become good since otherwise our enquiry would be of no use.’ (Nichomachean Ethics, Book 1, ch. 2) Quite importantly, Aristotle’s distinguishes between things which are good as means (for the sake of something else) and things which are good as ends (for their own sake only), Aristotle seeks for one final and overriding end of human action, one final good – eudaimonia (or final happiness). Philosophers of the 20th century brought about a revival of virtue ethics as many were concerned with the act-centered ethical theories. Virtue ethics is able to do something very different to other ethical theories – rather than focus on the act of a person, virtue ethics will focus on the person itself. The modern development of virtue ethics is often linked back to a paper by G. E. M. Anscombe entitled ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’.
As youth we need to help as best we can in creating our ocean more sustainable. Many people are unaware of what is happening on our oil rigs, we need to make sure everyone is educated on what is going on and make sure that everyone is trying to make the ocean more sustainable. Oil spills are very dangerous to marine life; we need to make sure we do everything to protect it. Many people rely on Newfoundland waters for fish to eat, and to make a living. Contaminating these waters will not only harm the wildlife, but it will kill a source of food that is so dominant in Newfoundland, and also will harm hundreds of people’s jobs.
There is no set science for an oil spill clean-up. Every time an oil spill occurs, the public loses faith in the oil companies' ability to control this dangerous but needed product. Oil spill clean-up can be done in several ways. One process that a crew may choose is containment and skimming. In this process, long, buoyant booms which float on the water and a skirt that hangs below the water contain the slick and keep the oil from spreading out.
Is there anything unsatisfactory about it? Could it have been improved upon in some way? Cost-benefit analysis is a legitimate tool, by using the lowest cost to obtain the biggest profit out of it. However, it is unacceptable to sacrifice human life in exchange of paying a lower production costs. Before they made any decision, they should hold an ethical meeting about the improvement of fuel tank, if they would change their mind by paying more then people would not have to die.
Socrates suggests Euthyphro must be an expert in religious matters to be willing to prosecute his own father, and Euthyphro agrees: "I should be of no use, Socrates, and Euthyphro would not be superior to the majority of men, if I did not have an accurate knowledge of all such things." (Plato, Euthyphro, Moral Philosophy: Selected Readings) Socrates firmly believes that knowledge only comes when we are able to justify and account for our beliefs so
In the hard determinist’s judgement, this feeling of freedom is an illusion. (Pereboom, 2009:324). Another argument against hard determinism would be if it were true we could not be accounted for when it comes to our actions, therefore we could do a morally wrong act and if it was determined then we would could not to blame, we did not have the free will to do that act it was determined to be done anyway. Also if we do a morally good act should we be praised for this? Hard determinists would say that it was not our free will that chose us to do this good act we were determined to do it anyway.
Climate Change Threatens Marine Life Axia College of UOP: SCI 275 CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS MARINE LIFE Climate change has become a major issue over the past few years. Global warming has the potential to devastate the human population immensely. However, one key aspect of this issue that has not been addressed is how climate change will affect marine life. As the water temperature rises marine life becomes more endangered. The ocean dwellers are virtually helpless, and they will ultimately have to suffer the consequences that have been created mainly by humans.
The sea animal cannot adjust to these changes in the ocean due to global warming. Pollution is another big problem that is threatening our ocean. The ocean has become a dumping ground. These toxins are affecting the ocean in a harmful way. This is also hurting sea life.