The Pattern of Consumption
In the 20th century, we continue to destroy the nature As long as we live, we continue to consume, and as long as we consume we continue to use the resources. The new phenomena of the consumer class, yields carbon footprints which puts our environment and health at risk. The UAE’s society pattern of consumption make the environment even worse!
“Money is the root of all evils” Chaucer once said in his master piece the Canterbury Tales .As the world became globalized, and more interconnected, the flow of money increase, elevating the human’s standard, instead shaping unfulfilled society that wants more! Food, water, and shelter, were only, the basic human needs, but today, computers, cars, mobiles, air conditioning, are viewed as necessities as well. This shift of luxuries into necessities creates, as suggested by McKibben (2004) more than 1.7 billion people belongs to the consumer class. This statistic is critical of course, because this also means that 1.7 billion people are constantly consuming the world’s resources, and on the other hand, yielding the most destructive environmental issue, which is waste.
Carbon footprints are very dangerous for the environment. It destructs ecosystems, habitats, and spreads pollution that demolish mother nature beauty. The Carbon dioxide emissions should make the society aware of making improved energy alternatives, as Sawin (2004) suggests “Government policies –including regulations, standards, subsides, and taxes-are critical for the improvements in energy efficiency and conservation, and for the sustained growth of cleaner and greener energy technologies. In the other hand Postel (2004) believes that boosting water productivity is the solution for protecting the environment, such as individuals’ water consumptions habit, through choosing a less water-intensive diet & the consumption of fewer material goods. We can make a difference through changing our food habits, such as...