Belinda L. Main
May 25, 2009
For many Centuries the environment has taken a hard beating from the people; we have polluted the air, the ground and the groundwater, cut down forests, killed helpful plants, moved the animals out of their home in forests, and even caused some animals to be become extinct. We the people needed to do find ways to restore to forest, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the resources like oil, before we find that it’s to late. Some of plants you find in the forest are used to make medicine to heal sicknesses. We need to watch the amount of animals we kill and make sure that we don’t cause any more animals to become extinct. We need to learn how to conserve our environment before the environment conserves us.
As we know the meaning of “Environmental Ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its nonhuman contents”(Brennan, 2008.p.1). Humans have done more destruction to the environment, than we know of, the big factories and the cars pollute the air. We all are guilty of throwing trash on the street or out the car window. We help to pollute the water and the ground. The trash we throw out gets taken to a land full were the trash is piled up and some is buried, but years from now will still see the piles of trash that didn’t decompose. Factories that dump the chemicals and other junk into our rivers and lakes are polluting the water. “ When Environmental ethics emerged as a new sub discipline of philosophy in the early 1970s, it did so by posing a challenge to traditional anthropocentrism” (Brennan, 2008.p.2). In the early developments of the environmental ethics an historian by the name of Lynn White Jr. stated for the bible Genesis 1:27-8 ”God created man in his...