He illustrates that the mercy of helping many people may make catastrophes occur. In addition, the author highlights that prosperity people gaining is the exchange of dwindling of the natural resources from the earth. Moreover, he uses the yearly increasing population as an example implying that people should not share the resource to the poor people. Hardin identifies that the population in the poor countries is a huge global problem because the reproduction isn’t under control of the government. He logically acknowledges that mutual ruin will occur inevitably because people would like to share resources with others for being humane.
The Obligation to Endure Rachel Carson challenges the progress that this world has taken and questions if it is truly progress at all. We as humans endanger and harm ourselves in ways that we are often unaware of. Carson persuades her audience, the progressive intellectuals, in her book, “Silent Spring”, that the use of chemicals is causing destruction and should be put to an end. She concentrates her ideas in the chapter “The Obligation to Endure”, where she goes against the horrible consequences of chemical use on pests. She elaborates on the issue of spraying chemicals and if it is increasing or decreasing the progress in the world.
“Our Gas Guzzlers, Their Lives” by: Nicholas Kristof In Nicholas Kristof’s article “Our Gas Guzzlers, Their Lives”, many valid points are given to justify and provide more information on how the amount of gasoline used and green house emissions are negatively affecting other parts of the world. In many ways this article shows how there is a need to curb green house gas emissions before the damages being made are worsen. Not only has Kristof’s article triggered emotional responses as he explains the harsh realities that the “westerners” are causing, he is also able to further expand on this topic by providing valid and appropriate data. Well many would argue that it is hard to slow down or eliminate our gas and green house gas usage; Kristof provides many valid points that give good and humane reasons to at least try to reduce out usage. “Our Gas Guzzlers, Their Lives” by Nicholas Kristof shows the readers how our actions and usage of gas and out green house gas emissions are not only damaged to the environment but to people around the world.
However the adjustments he described are not possible. The world without air conditioning he imagines is unrealistic. Since air conditioning is essential, people need to find ways how to use it safely such as efficient buildings, electricity from natural sources, and AC that requires less electricity. AC creates a better environment by cleaning the air quality which results in better health and more productivity at work. Cox says that we need to reduce the use of air conditioning because it uses fuel to work and burning fuel results in pollution (Cox 344).
This map would be useful to answering the question because it would display the negative effects of the Green Revolution visually and let me accurately compare the different regions and see where the consequences were worse. Some people would agree that the Green Revolution expanded agricultural supply and immensely benefitted farmers and the society as a whole (Docs 1, 2, 4). The technological advances that came along with the revolution helped with the growth of food production as well as world population by allowing farmers to manufacture an abundance of food suitable for more people. Since 1950, the wheat yields of Mexico and India multiplied about 4 times as much as the Green Revolution progressed (Doc 1). Because the Food and Agriculture Organization were the ones who
He said this as he thought that better nutrition increased the resistance against infections and helped our immune systems to fight them. Although this seems logical, critics say that he doesn’t explain why females, who receive a smaller share of food, lived longer than males. Also how it doesn’t explain why infectious diseases such as measles rose. In the 1950’s improved medical knowledge, techniques and organisations helped to reduce the amounts of deaths. This was due to advances in not just the medical practice but the actual medicine used, for example there were advances in antibiotics.
Another study at the University of Missouri shows that bottled water increases the growth of breast cells by 78%.” I don’t think humans should pay more money for water that tastes the same as tap water and also hurts the environment just to risk their lives. I don’t think you want to add another symptom leading to cancer; one of our foremost death causes. In addition to the brand-new water bottles having chemicals inside, even reusing the bottles with our own tap water has its disadvantages. Studies show that if water bottles that are made of single-use plastic are reused, then they can produce leach chemicals in the water that lead to bacterial growth. I think that humans should not waste money for single-use items when they got all the water they need at home.
From the perspective of an environmental pessimist, we are witnessing “the death of birth” while, from the perspective of an environmental optimist, we are well on our way to sustainable development. These two opposing views of looking at the environment are quite prominent in our society. The concept of sustainable development has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. While in the past, environmentalists have been pointing to the great damage that has been, and is still being, done to the environment. There have been those who have tried to push back with the idea that humans have not been destroying the environment, and the changes that have been taking place in the environment, notably, climate change, are the result of natural causes.
Health behavior such as overconsumption of food, lack of exercise, smoking, and stress accounts for approximately 40-50 percent of morbidity and mortality.  Thus, a reliance solely on the consumer-driven model is not likely to solve the problem, since it would do little to address the key factors that underlie the rise in health care spending. Indeed, missing from the list of solutions for slow-ing health spending growth are public health and preventive interventions at the population level that target the rise in treated disease prevalence.  Moreover, given the important role that medical innovations have assumed in expanding treatment, options for discouraging the diffusion of high-cost/low-benefit technologies also need exploration. To date, U.S. cost containment policy has focused too narrowly on demand-side interventions such as changing the design of insurance benefits and increasing cost sharing.
Access to Care Student’s name: Course: Institution: Date of Submission: ACCESS TO CARE Pros and Cons of Expanding HealthCare Increasing access to healthcare will mean that a large majority of people can access these services. There are about 45 million uninsured Americans and about 60 million become uninsured at some point in the year (Song & Smith, 2007). This suggests that these people cannot access proper healthcare. Expanding access will thus reduce this number thereby reducing the occurrence of preventable diseases (Nandi et al, 2009). It has also been established that people without insurance receive little care, get sick more often and thus die quicker (Gilfords et al, 2005).