Responsibility of Preserving the Environment

Topics: Environmentalism, Natural environment, Environment Pages: 2 (619 words) Published: June 29, 2013
Responsibility for preserving the environment ultimately belongs to each individual person and not the government. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the opinion above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experiences, observations and readings.

Being a student of international affairs and a longtime member of WWF(world wildlife fund), it is and always has been obvious to me, that caring for the environment is more important than caring for the people who seek to live off of it and/or exploit it. The planet is currently undergoing a metamorphosis of exceptional potential and variance, but unlike what doomsayers claim, the planet will be fine, it’s the flora and fauna, that currently dominate it, that are actually in danger. Global warming, ecosystem pillaging, pollution, mutations, exotic diseases and afflictions, ironically all seem to be interlinked and supporting of one another, in an effort to help reduce the footprint of the current flora and fauna on the planets resources. I say this, not being a herd-following, attention-seeking, earth-loving-hippy, but rather someone who has worked in and seen the above claims as part of daily life.

Individual action seems to be becoming quite potent when you understand the effect that globalized communication has had on the way the world works, but is repressed, as governments around the world vie for power in a new battle against activists. The environment is something that is most definitely the responsibility, of individuals and the government together, but it is the methods that are being used that end up causing a rift between even well-meaning entities.

For example, the industrialization that is spear-headed by governments world-wide, for ensuring their nations’ prosperity is in direct conflict with the goals of environmental protection mechanisms that have been hard-fought for. A personal experience can be had by any Pakistani who has taken a stroll in any...
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