Consumerism is eating the Future
The world fails to realize that the human race is what will lead the Earth to destruction. The population is only doing what every other creature does to survive; however humans are doing it better. Therefore, all the expanding going on is going to eventually lead to an end to the population, because there will be no more room so the race will go down in its own waste. The reason for all this consumption is because humans have made consuming a necessity and this necessity is outstripping resources that are needed to satisfy the world’s demand. Statistics show that humans consume 30 per cent more material and Americans consume the most by eating. All this consumption is more than the Earth can handle; therefore, eventually the world will not be sustainable because of the lack of resources. On the bright side, there are some ways to get out of this consumption mess. One way is for humans to live within the Earth’s means not their own. Another way is for the government to step in and manage the resources. Otherwise, if nothing is done about this issue then only a disaster can shock the people out of their denial and by then it could be too late.
To show that consumerism should not be overlooked, Coghlan offers a reasonable explanation of what will happen if it is. Coghlan explains that when all the nutrients are gone humans will just eventually fade away and die. This emotional tie is brought in to make reader want to continue to read to find out more about what he or she can do over the issue, because no one wants to die. Coghlan cites William Rees statement on the topic that, “Biologists have shown that it is a natural tendency of living creatures to fill up all available habitats and use up all available resources”. Coghlans use of Rees’s statement is to divulge that is not going to be easy to get rid of this problem. Human are not purposely using up all the resources, they are doing it by accident without even thinking...
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