Introductions: Protecting the Environment
Who should protect the environment – individuals or governments?
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Today we live in a global consumer society. People across the world purchase, use, and dispose of a huge variety of products which make our lives easier and more comfortable. However, the result of this is massive damage to our environment. This essay will examine how authorities and individuals need to work together to protect our resources and our planet.
What can one individual do to protect the environment? Very little, it may seem, especially compared to the power of governments and huge industrial companies. However, working together with dozens, hundreds, or millions of other people, we can influence and change policies which are destroying our environment. This essay will discuss ways in which individuals can take responsibility for their world.
The world is an increasingly interlinked place. Huge multinational corporations trade across the planet. Countries are joining together in vast economic zones and creating enormous markets. These powerful corporations and groups increase trade and movement and have the capacity to dominate global politics and economy. In this essay I will discuss how the individual is becoming powerless to change his world.
The only way to protect the environment is for individuals to take responsibility for their own lifestyle and to force their governments to implement good environmental policies.
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