Environmental Ethics - Environmental Ethics What environmental issues are we currently facing that are a direct cause of humans The issue that are

Environmental Ethics - Environmental Ethics What...

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Environmental EthicsWhat environmental issues are we currently facing that are a direct cause of humans? The issue that are caused by humans are child labor in the field where they make children pick fruits and vegetables and they are being exposed to pesticide spray. There are global warming issues that the weather is shifting so fast, one day itwill be warm and the next day it will rain. The last issue I heard was air pollution in China from my boss when she went to China, when she went up a skyscraper she could not even look down because of the polluted air. Defining the Word Ethic: It is the “right” and “wrong” of one’s actionWhat is Environmental Ethics? It is a branch of philosophy that considers the moral relations between human beings and their natural environment It assumes that humans have certain responsibilities to the natural world It is a guiding force to help people and leaders act responsibly Environmental ethics is concerned with the morality (right and wrong) of human actions The human actions as they affect the environment or natural world we live inWhat role should humans play on Earth?We should be the protector of Earth, conservationist in my opinion, I believe that Earth could’ve been okay on it’s own but we just happened to be here. We should protect Earth because it is like our mother. What obligation do we have to the human species? Our obligations would be to keep Earth in better shape for the next generations and so on.What obligation to other species?We should take care of our ecosystem because without other species there would be no way that we could survive. So we have to take care of other species. What obligation to future generation?
We have a duty to not use up all the resources for future generations because we want humans to continue living on Earth. We should conserve more so that the future can also experience what we had. How serious are the environmental problems we face?I think on a scale of 1-10, we are at a 6. Our problems are horrible at this moment but I do feel like we can stop these problems if we learned how to conserve our energy better.What is yourworld view?I think that it is wrong to litter, I think it is wrong when people do not recycle right and I also think it is wrong when people do not know how to conserve energy and water. I think that it is right to drive hybrid cars or taking public transportation or even biking. I think it is right when people by locally grown food and not processed food. Ethics Vocabulary Ethical Standards- The criteria that help differentiate right from wrong Categorical Imperativefrom Immanuel Kant which advises us to treat others as we prefer to be treated “Golden Rule” Intrinsic value- to feel that something has a right to exist and is valuable for its own sake Instrumental Value - to value something for the pragmatic benefits it bringsus if we put it to useEnvironmental Ethical Dilemmas

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