In the article “Poverty and Pollution” the author considers several ethical dilemmas. The writer gives us an overview of the ecological situation in Brazil’s “valley of death” – one of the most polluted places on Earth. The air in the valley is full of harmful gases and many residents suffer from the variety of health problems as the result. Some people believe that negative environmental impacts are the price of the progress. But on the human side, who pays the social price for the pollution? Some scientists, such as university professor Dr. Oswaldo Campos, argue that poor part of the population in third world countries pays the price. If so should developing countries try to find a way to economic prosperity with strict environmental standards? On the other hand, what kind of moral obligations does business have when it comes to the environment? Let us consider these ethical dilemmas in greater details. Do poor countries really pay the price for the progress? We can consider historical progress made by the countries in the West. None of them magically advanced to the relative prosperity without sacrifices. Many of the same “dirty” industries originated in the industrialized countries. Many of them have been there for the most part of the twenties century. Since western population had to deal with them for some time, these industries have evolved and many of them have now being perfected to the best of human ability. Many factories reduced their air emissions, reduced and recycled their waste and many of them are automated by employing robots. In the current economical environment, the burden of the manufacturing belongs to the less developed countries. It is in the nature of the business to seek lowest production costs. I believe that there is direct correlation between economic progress of the particular country and an increase in the environmental awareness of the population. First people need to satisfy their basic human needs before they can pay
POVERTY and POLLUTION
NANCY J. KREPPS
PROFESSOR CHESTER GALLOWAY
Poverty is defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; deficiency of necessary or desirable, ingredients, qualities, scantiness; insufficiency. (www.dictionary.com) There are many people in our country and other countries that suffer from this condition. The third world countries seem to bear the brunt of this condition.….
“POVERTY AND POLLUTION”
In the Article Poverty and Pollution, there are many things being discuss such as poverty, pollution, harmful gases, the percentage of infant mortality and how nearly 13,000 suffer from respiratory disease. Many residents are suffering from different/variety of health problem as an result. These problems are very serious and dangerous. The people over in Brazil’s “valley of death” are having difficulties breathing and could die if there’s nothing done about the situation….
Poverty and Pollution Case StudyKarwanica ThompsonBusiness Ethics8/26/12Charles Bowman |
Our environment has been the forefront of heated debates for many years now. Not only was it one of the major topics in the 2004 election it has since grown to its own global movement "going green". For a long time now we have been trying to figure out the role business in our environment. The attitudes that are prevalent in our society suggest that businesses have increased our environmental problems….
Poverty and Pollution Case
Dr. Cathy Parks
BUS 309 – Business Ethics
December 4, 2012
Poverty and pollution are both bad. Poverty is the lack of the things we need for everyday living. Everyone needs the following in order to stay out of poverty: food, water, shelter, education, medical care and security. People that do not have these items are considered below poverty. People that live in third world countries do not have access to these things. There are….
Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in America and as well as the world. Pollution not only damages the environment, but damages us also. It has cause many problems ranging from lung cancer to the greenhouse effect. It is among us all, but we continue to live our lives in our own filth. What is the reason behind this flawed logic? In this paper I will examine the problems and solutions for this issue.
Automobiles are undeniable….
Ways To Reduce The Effects of Pollution
Nowadays, pollution has become a major issue that concerns all countries worldwide. Majority of the pollution are results of the selfish behaviour of humans. There are many types of pollutions, examples are water pollution and air pollution. Each of this pollution can be dealt with different methods depending on the source of the error. In general, both air and water pollution can be reduced by utilizing the modern technology that humans have developed….
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants.
TYPES OF POLLUTION
As the name suggests, “Water Pollution” is the type of pollution that involves the contamination of various water bodies. Various aquatic creatures….
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that causes adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution.
Air pollution has always accompanied civilizations. Pollution started from the prehistoric times when man created….
Definition Of Air PollutionAir pollution occurs when the air contains gases, dust, fumes or odour in harmful amounts. That is, amounts which could be harmful to the health or comfort of humans and animals or which could cause damage to plants and materials.The substances that cause air pollution are called pollutants. Pollutants that are pumped into our atmosphere and directly pollute the air are called primary pollutants. Primary pollutant examples include carbon monoxide from car exhausts and sulfur….
Pollution, we hear it every other day at school, college and read about it in newspapers. So what is it? Pollution occurs when pollutants contaminate the natural surroundings; which brings about changes that affect our normal lifestyles adversely.
Pollution occurs in different forms; air, water, soil, radioactive, noise, heat/ thermal and light. Every form of pollution has two sources of occurrence; the point and the non-point sources. The point sources are easy to identify, monitor and control….