Each year millions of people around the world go out and buy new cotton textiles. The truth is that in Canada we can afford to buy cotton cloths without thinking about the consequences that it will have on our planet. If we really want to make a change the federal government could place a tax on different products that create certain amount of pollution and contribute the money to environmental efforts around the world. For example it creates a lot of pollution to produce meat, so if the government were to impose a tax then there would be an extra “pollution tax” on the meat. Government involvement could be necessary to help slow down industries like the cotton industry and the livestock
(Ferner, 2014) Not only would the feds benefit from this decision of legalization; communities would see economic improvements for legalization, state coffers, and many others. Additionally, with bringing in funds, state and regional governments would save a substantial amount of money in wasteful spending for law enforcement. In fact, the government and taxpayers spend between 20 and 25 billion dollars a year (Osler, 2012), to prosecute dealers and/or to incarcerate those who have marijuana in their possession. This may be the sole reason that on November 7, 2012 marijuana was decriminalized for both recreational and medicinal use in California and Colorado. If marijuana was legalized, arrests for marijuana possession would decline, thus, saving money from the need of law enforcement for the marijuana prohibition.
Hemp fiber could be used to make a large variety of papers, which would help decrease the paper industries dependency on wood. Hemp based building materials have proven to be a direct, and even sturdier replacement for wood in construction. With hemp’s many different uses, the saying should go “Hemp is
So a government that once thought of hemp as the wealth and protection of this nation now is the only country that has outlaws the industrialized growth of this valuable resource and is missing out on the benefits of hemp. Not only would hemp be good for the economy but also good for the environment. For the United States to be the only first world country to not utilize this plant as an industrial crop is losing out on a very beneficial product that can grow Jobs decrease the demand of importing hemp from other countries and reap the profits of the exportation of
The process to create the paper does not involve releasing harmful toxins like tree paper processing does. The largest benefit of using hemp as paper is the fact that hemp can harvest in just four months after being planted. Trees can take tens to hundreds of years to be ready for harvest. The fact that deforestation due to tree paper processing destroys the habitats for thousands of animals also must be taken into consideration and adds to the list of reasons why hemp needs to be grown in the U.S. In addition to the use of hemp as paper, an equally valuable and environmentally friendly use of hemp is as a source of
For instance, if our famers don’t have subsidized water, assume the same crops amount needs for the people, the famers need to spend more cost to get the products, and the famers need to raise the product price to sell. If the product price raised to a high end point, the people may not eat those crops and other countries crops may get in the local market, and the local famers will lost the customers and those local famers business workers may lost jobs; this circular flow because the mistake from the governments will let a lot of local people lost job, than they don’t spend money because they don’t have income, and it end up to lowers our GDP and bad to our economics if we stop the subsidized water policy. Thus, I give an A of this quote in economics 4. During the drought that plagued California in the late 1980s and early 1990s, farmers in California were able to purchase subsidized water to irrigate their crops, even though many California homeowners had to pay large fines if they watered their lawns. Can you suggest an explanation for this difference in the treatment of two different groups of citizens within the state of
By continuing to eat meat the issues of factory farming can not be fixed. There is a demand in the United States for meat, which allows the large scale factory farming. Converting to vegetarianism has many benefits and can help reduce the problems that are risings out of factory farming. Not eating meat will decrease the demand for meat, which in turn will save animals from a life of abuse. Vegetarianism is one of the healthiest diets, so it will boost your over all health.
Some believe that it’s not as big a concern as others while some believe we are rapidly destroying the planet. As for my personal thoughts on the issue of human overpopulation; I believe people need to be better educated on birth control and the environmental effects of overpopulation. There is a serious need to correct the air pollution and fossil fuel depletion and my hope is by doing so there will be less of a need for wars in order to gain others natural resources . We also need to find a way to fix the depleting fresh water supply because once it’s gone all living things are going to suffer
It seems like money has bought over morality, who really gives the cold shoulder to a dying planet? Apparently companies like Koch Industries finds it amusing to do so. They are guilty of delaying renewable energy and advancements in stopping global warming by shushing everyone up with big piles of cash. Sadly, anyone can be forced to speak or can be put down with just a few bucks nowadays. Many fossil fuel industries tend to lie about clean renewable energy; the main lie is usually how it’s to expensive to use green energy and it’s much cheaper to stick to fossil fuels.
It is also a weed suppresser to prevent other weeds from growing because it grows so fast and densely, it blocks out sunlight to other weeds that are trying to grow. This allows farmers to use hemp as a replacement for herbicides and reducing toxins into the ground and surrounding water sources. Hemp can be used to replace petroleum and plastic products and are still biodegradable so it reduces the amount dumped into landfills. Since hemp can be used to replace gasoline and petroleum essentially replacing oil this reduces the environmental risks and impacts of oil drilling. This is a major environmental impact made when off shore drilling accidents happen made seen to the public by the BP accident in April of 2010 where 200 million gallons of crude oil was “spewed” into the ocean.