Almost 77% of water bottles are not recycled. More often than not, water bottles end up by the road side, in the rivers and oceans. This contributes a lot of pollution to the air and harms the ozone layer. Bottled water is also extremely expensive compared to tap water. “Meanwhile if you choose to get your recommended eight glasses a day from bottled water, you could spend up to $1,400 annually.
More than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43). Especially in the developing countries, with poor water management it contributes to increasing malnutrition and disease, a losing of biodiversity and agricultural production, rising food prices, reducing economic growth and social stability, that leading to conflicts over water resources. The major source for of the Coca-Cola Company’s (TCCC) products is water. Even the company’s CEO admits “that unless the communities where the company operated had access to water, they haven’t got a business” (Lawrence & Weber, 2011, p. 43). Coca-Cola and its bottlers using 80 billion gallons of water every year worldwide; in which two fifths goes into finished beverages.
Common sense says you shouldn’t discover where the edge is by passing over it, but that’s what we’re doing with deforestation and climate change” (553). Desert is considered hot, and now it’s hotter; it also affects the quality of agricultural land. Nature will be destroyed, and the world economy will be going down. Global warming is one of the most challenging environmental problems in existence today. Our life, animals’ life, and plants’ life are becoming worse because we are destroying the environment.
However, this view is criticised as damage to the environment is not contained with human-defined nation boundaries, which can be seen in Item A by “Environmental damage does not respect national borders”. An act committed in one country could have severe effects for all neighbouring countries, or the whole world. Therefore, it can be argued that simply observing laws is not useful in understanding green crime. One example of this is the South East Asian Haze, a layer of smog, caused by slash-and-burn farming, that has appeared several times (most notably in 1997 and 2013). The source of the smog and subsequent air pollution was a single island in Indonesia, yet several surrounding countries, many of which have strict legislation against slash-and-burn, faced severe consequences.
Fluoride causes neurological disorders, thyroid malfunction, arthritis, bone cancer, migraines, infertility, lower IQ * not stated that nearly all fluoride dropped into municipal water supplies isn’t nartually occurring fluoride at all but rather the combination of “hexafluorisilic acide and sodium silicofluoride.” These chemical are considered highly toxic. * If fluoride wasn’t dropped into water supply it would have to be disposed as a highly toxic waste. * Violation of federal laws to dump hexafluorisilic acid or sodium silicofluroide into water and its actually an act of
Does Human Activity Influence Global Climate Change? Global climate change is the gradual increase in the overall temperature of the atmosphere of the Earth. It is caused by carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants. The biggest contributor to global climate change are greenhouse gases (gases that trap heat in the atmosphere) such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. An unnaturally large amount of these “greenhouse gases” are released by human activities like burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and mining.
4. Conclusion Hydraulic Fracturing and Legal Issues When Hydraulic fracturing occurs oil and fluids are pushed to the top of the earth, and into the air. Some of these oils and fluids may include toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. There are cases that have been documented that include public health impacts due to Hydraulic fracturing. Also drillers are not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, or the Clean Air Act.
Solariums should be banned Each year over 1 million people around the world the world use solariums. That estimates about 4000 people per day. Using Solariums results in 1 in 6 people get melanomas. In total 7,215 people get melanomas each year, yet we still allow them to be used. What has to be done before we shut down these horrid creations?
Half a million more people died in floods in 1939 and another 2 million died in floods in 1959 (Cooley 2006). And periodic droughts are worsening China’s water-supply challenges, as described. The distribution of water in China, as in other countries, is highly variable in both space and time. While parts of China have abundant natural water resources, other regions are naturally arid and water scarce. For example, in Northern China, the water crisis is apparent.
It was Socrates that said “before acting, a person ought to consider the arguments for and against various alternatives and, disregarding the opinions of the many; he should be guided by reason.” When I started this essay, I felt strongly that utilitarian philosophers would be against the option of drilling for oil in shallow waters. It is said that deepwater drilling is preferred over shallow water drilling to preserve the environment and the economy of tourism closer to our shores. Utilitarian philosophers could base their argument on the fact that utilitarianism is based upon the principle that an action is morally right if it produces a greater quantity of good or happiness than any other possible action. Out of the two options, deep vs. shallow water drilling, the one that is better for the environment (deepwater drilling) would seem to be the morally correct decision. But nothing is quite that simple.