Consumerism is the continual expansion of ones wants and needs for goods and service. And we might not want to be but we are ALL consumers.
LUKE 12:15, then Jesus said to them, watch out! Be on your guard against greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions. This is what we should be doing we should be on our guard against greed sadly half the population aren’t. The question is; is it killing our planet?
Throughout history people have been using the earths limited recourses without a second thought. Before the 20th century the destruction of consumerism was small, so the earth was big enough to handle it but now we have an ever growing population and ever since the industrial revolution in the 1780s we have had far more reason to be polluting thanks to consumerism. So now we have a world economy that consumes natural recourses and pumps out pollution on a world scale!
By destroying these precious resources we are risking a lot. If this process is left untouched we reduce the ability of life to even continue! Take coal as an example it is very popular and we the consumers want and need it, companies mine the coal, they then ship it to their factories were it is packed and shipped off to dealers were we, the consumers buy it. We then use it causing pollution in the air and polar ice caps to melt AND since coal is a fossil fuel it means that it will not be reproduced it comes from the ground and theirs only a certain amount of it, so what happens when all the fossil fuels have run out? Pollution and no warmth from the fire that those types of fuels help produce and this would be all down to use wanting it.
The effect this is having on our planet is devastating. All thanks to consumerism, pollution is being produced, wars are breaking out over what certain countries want and don’t want and suffering is happening not just with humans but wildlife, vegetation; OUR EARTH.
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