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Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen Utopian Visions April 28, 2010 Ecotopia The world today is one filled with egotistical people that are killing our environment. This is something that needs to be changed. People need to be willing to sacrifice convenience for long term good of society. There is such a thing as too much productivity, too much chasing after wealth (Chase 1993). To save the earth, we must learn that all consumption beyond a level of modest sufficiency is pathological and that unlimited economic growth or development has become a fanatical drive against the earth (Chase 1993). As Vice President Al Gore explained in his recent book “Earth in the Balance,” ecological balances are upset in part because “we have titled so far toward individual rights and so far away from any sense of obligation (Chase 1993).” What it appears that he is saying is that people really only care about themselves and how to make themselves better. Because of this, people do not feel like they have any obligation to any thing especially something like the environment. It
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