While used to generate electricity from nuclear fuel, opponents of nuclear plants feel it poses many threats to people and the environment. These threats include health risks and environmental damage from radiation. Radiation could contaminate water supplies, food crops and livestock, and a high exposure to radiation can cause serious illness or death (Nuclear Power Plants). Bank credit cards allow consumers to borrow money to make purchases. The downside to bank credit cards is part of the effect that we see today in our economy.
Summary Analysis Homework George F. Will’s article “Being Green at Ben and Jerry’s” is an interesting case of irony on the American environment and our governments oil crisis. Will uses sarcasm and good cases of evidence to criticize and provoke environmentalists. The reason why Will does this is because the environmentalists would rather deepen the hole in America’s economic wallet rather than take a chance on manufacturing that would save money and improve the economy. George Will’s article is overall very good at proving his point but some things are unclear. He also talks about the current corruption that is occurring between environmentalist and politicians.
His first premise is, death and suffering due to starvation and malnutrition are very bad. Famine is prominent in many third world countries, and as people living on the same planet it is horrible to know that those less fortunate do not have the amount of food needed to survive. This is a fact, not an argument. Moving on to the second premise which states, if we can prevent something bad from happening without sacrificing something of equal moral importance then we ought to do it. I previously stated death and suffering from malnutrition are bad, therefore if we can prevent famine without harming ourselves we ought to do it.
Children growing up in poverty face many disadvantages such as unhealthy levels of stress making it near impossible to successfully complete college, thus making it harder to escape their surroundings. The poverty rates in some European countries are much lower than in the United States because of programs they have put into place to help the poor and unlucky, leading one to think the government should once again re-declare the war on poverty. Krugman’s article not only shows percentages he also lets his readers know what the findings were from scientific studies. Living in the conditions of poverty is stressful for anyone, much less children. I see the effects that poverty has on many people every day, and always think one day that could be me.
Unintended effects/consequences of the policy (if not yet in effect,, what might they be)? An obvious unintended effect of regulating mental health parity could result in an employers’ option to stop providing health insurance to their employees altogether if they believe the additional two to three percent premium cost is too high. “One destructive consequence of the competitive approach (in a market based economy) tends to be that deprived groups perceive each other as threats to their respective, narrowly defined, interests, and do not realize that the real threat to their joint interests is the principle of inequity which pervades the entire structure and the fabric of society” (Gil, 1990. pp. 189). Another unintended consequence of this mental health parity bill could be blatant discriminatory hiring and firing practices of people with known mental health
Summary Norman E. Bowie addresses the issue concerning the responsibility of business as related to the environment. In Bowie’s thesis he states that business “…have a moral obligation to avoid intervening in the political arena in order to defeat or weaken environmental legislation” (516). Bowie explains that business can have a negative effect on the environment by doing things like dumping hazardous waste into lakes. Bowie considers that although this may be looked at by some as being morally ok, the real moral issue is addressed when you take into consideration other factors for example In this case, those people and animals who may swim in the lake and the negative effects this may have on their health. In order for something to become a moral obligation, four truths must hold: capability, need, proximity and last resort.
Not only that, the distribution of resources across social classes of the populations would also result in the abandonment of many rural communities and establishment of inefficient and harmful method of resource consumption. Harmful methods of resource management and consumption have reached a level at which the environment will suffer exponentially. Nevertheless, it is these destructive modes of resource management on which China depends for food supplies, and it is through these same modes that China has starved itself in the past and may starved itself again in the future. Therefore, the government of China implements the ‘One Child Policy’ which allowed only one child in the family to reduce the problems of overpopulations and allowed a more even distribution of resources. This method may curb one of the major issues of environmental challenges that China is facing but it will take time for them to bear fruits.
But unfortunately, bottled water is wreaking havoc on the Earth’s precious resources. Plus, it is almost definitely not any safer or cleaner than tap water and in fact, sometimes it is worse. Although most of the earth’s surface is covered with water, water shortage is a serious threat to the survival of humanity at present and in future. There is a water crisis which faces many parts of the world and it is a threat to survival of human beings since humans are primarily dependent on water. Shortage in drinking water is a major problem facing developing countries which have not taken drastic steps to harvest water and purify it to make it safe for human consumption.
The major Fair Trade failures are associated with the lack of laws and regulatory entities with authority to complete a market chain that permits that the final profit could be redistributed to producing countries. This paper also uses the Fair Trade coffee as a variable that explains the real situation of Fair Trade products. Fair Trade is a valuable system that plays an important role in the battle against poverty, but if it is not well regulated then it can become a double-edged sword, facilitator of events of corruption and poverty strengthening. Keywords: Fair Trade, Poverty, Path-Goal Theory, Fair Trade Poverty FAIR TRADE, A RESOURCE AGAINST
Hence, simple manners such as putting the garbage into the bins or classifying them into categories are highly evaluated as the contribution to reduce environmental devastation. In addition, when people are aware of importance of the natural environment, it might become motivation in helping the government struggle against illegal activities related to the violation of environmental protection. It will appear to be an increasing number of demonstrations of the purpose of protecting the environment, originating from building up awareness of environment for people. Moreover, it might be a great recovery when individuals voice their disagreement with every act of environment sabotage. From things mentioned above, without assistance coming from individuals, it is undoubtedly impossible for only the government to solve environmental problems.