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Unformatted text preview: Too much, Too little, or is I t Enough? Summary Alan B. Durning, a senior researcher who investigates the influence of humanity on the environment. In his writing “Asking How Much Is Enough”, he tries to show how the humanity effects the environment, whether directly or indirectly. Alan uses Victor Lebow’s best known words; Victor said that the buying and the use of goods should be treated as ceremonies. In his article, Alan also talks about the peoples’ standard of living and how it effects the environment. There are about 1 Billion fortunate people have a luxury life. The consumption made these people have a direct effect on the environment: they are always in a process of exploiting new resources embedded in the environment and thus damaging the forests, soils, water, and air. There about 1 Billion people who travel by planes and about 400 million people who travel by cars. An estimated 13% of the C0 2 emissions are emitted by cars only, and hence causing air pollution, and acid rain. Moreover, most of the cars have cars only, and hence causing air pollution, and acid rain....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Plattsburgh.
- Spring '07