Climate Change vs. Economy

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Environmental deterioration and extreme weather are real, the facts and figures are too obvious to be dismissed or neglected. One of TV commercials says, ”Nature does not need people; people needs nature.” For the sake of economic growth (and wiping out poverty), the world still seems to continue to abuse nature and pollute environment. So what is your take on this issue?

 

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Hezka
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I think we humans are too greedy to make as much profit as possible. We take more than we should; we don’t even use it all on our own. Consumerism takes part in shaping our greediness, in my opinion. People want to make more money so that they can buy fancy cars and wear expensive clothes in order to reach a certain social status (which will result in more power since people with higher social status often get more respect from their surroundings). We simply lack of empathy. We care too much about self-actualization because we are too self-centered. Imagine… Read more »
Hexa
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Well, nature environments is also a profit. So “The Demand” could be one of the problem for this case.

Kisanak
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I think social status are unavoidable, at least for now. We’ve been practicing it for a long time ago since hierarchy helps humans to abide orders – at least that’s the initial goal. What we must achieve is not the absence of social status, but how we understanding each roles as global citizen so we could live together. I think it will make us realize that we’re not living here (on Earth) alone. Hoping that this realization might help us to use natural resources wiser.

Yoenarso
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Well, for me Nature means everything because Nature is a big part of Human. Nature always help Humans provide their business, such as things as Science, Technology, or either Economy itself. So if Human still mess around with Nature, we’ll see how we destroy our self.

Kisanak
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So, you decide to protect nature more than to protect yourself from poverty?

Yoenarso
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Unfortunately, Yes. If we “loose” nature, we’re gonna loose everything. Isn’t it son?

Andrew Jamal
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The answer is not that easy son. We have to consider about both (economy and nature) benefits. Recently when i watched news on television, Al Jazeera was showing an environment and economy issue that occurred in Americas. It has vast beautiful greenery landscape which is fertile pinus forest stood tall. This has been a home for Indian Mapuche indigenous since ancestor period, which now is encountering problems. Their homeland has been destroyed by logging companies not only that now a part of hectares is owned by the prolific & prominence fashion brand named Benetton. The aftermath of these environmental issue… Read more »
Yoenarso
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Well your cases are similar with deforestation that also threatening indigenous people and animals in Borneo Forrest (Kalimantan, Indonesia). its trees have been cut down since 1985 until these days said WWF. Therefore this thing happen because there is high demand in world economy. Deforestation has economical impact, such as oil palm and other monoculture production. Seeing these cases, I agree with the reforestation but that way seems not enough for the responsibility that might caused giant chaotic for the nature it self. These two points might be a fundamental things to do, such as encouraging recycling rubber, paper, fabric,… Read more »
Halim
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Why do companies have to comprehend tradition? i don’t get your point honestly.

Boris
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Hmmm talking about “improving” nature, I agree it’s should be related in between. I believe the tradition itself has their own way to preserve the nature. So if the solution is “restoration the nature”, that might be a good point.

Kisanak
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Well how can you protect nature while you’re dying from starvation?

TriP
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We are to busy with politics and too greedy to realize that we are destroying our environments. True, that nature doesn’t need people. I think we are free diving into our own destruction if we don’t start to alter our attitude towards nature.

Marta
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On this years there are several numbers of wildfire happened,swallowed forests and its ecosystem. Recently it occurred in California Montana, Canada Portugal are the examples of the events. These catastrophes has been our sign that climate is changing or sloping down to lower temperature than before. The heat temperature conducts severe climate change which is as an artificial catastrophe that caused by human selfishness, deforestation, water and air pollution that made by many kind of irresponsible corporations. Modern economy has failed maintain the nature!!!

Jaka
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Environment vs economy is so relevant today, especially in Beijing. They’re struggling to choose between industrial power to maintain economic growth or to re-purify the air from smog, which according to this article (link below) 1.1 million people are killed by air pollution.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/27/news/economy/china-crackdown-pollution-economy/index.html

Sentosa
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It’s never enough to achieve prosperity (economically) if human population escalates out of control. It’s like chasing our own shadow…I remember Malthus prediction on how population growth tends to outrun the food supply. It’s so true.

And then, technological advancement become the answer to tackle food shortage…

Proportionally, technological advancement exist and being developed to accommodate human population, however when it’s dominating the world, technology also give negative impacts to our surrounding. It’s also proved that technological advancement leads to consumerism – where consumerism leads to exploitation.

Jeff Hasan
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Economy was a good thing , for example a historic trade called the silk road that had been a cultural exchanges back in the centuries.. there were mutual benefits to the east and west traders or consumers, connected many distinct cultural manifestation from natural resources and technology.. But since the economy array going to be “one model fits all” , its common sense is likely an illogical system..it highly demands to profit without considering the longevity of sources… as the result nature become a victim… In fact science has invented things to prevent nature deterioration from human behaviors…but it seems… Read more »
Kiran B.
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Maybe as long as human are still chasing economic welfare, we are still oblivious to the consequences of our actions to nature. Or perhaps we mistake welfare with survival.

Rama
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The world is sick and the catalyst for it’s disease are human. If we save the nature we also save ourselves.

On the other hand do the majority of mankind should perish for nature sake? This is hard for us to reflect upon but unavoided if we want nature to endure.

Natural selection anyone?

Jaka
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Yes…natural selection happens all the time… “victims” of earthquake, wildfires, tornado, tsunami, new and ever-changing disease, etc is the proves. No matter how hard we try to avoid natural selection, nature always find a way for it.

“Men argue, Nature acts” – Voltaire