Anthropocentrism And Egocentrism

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Over the course of this unit I have developed many different new ways to look at the environment, and how the things that I do every day can impact the rest of the world, even if I don’t see the impact where I live. I believe that I fall in the Environmental managers underneath Anthropocentrism. Using figure 6 in my syllabus I discovered that an environmental managers are under Anthropocentrism which a people centered way of looking at the world. Most Anthropocentrism is when people are the managers of a sustainable global systems. They believe that we should regulate resources when they are hurting the resources that humans need to survive. I do agree with this in many ways because many times egocentrism ideas are great, most of the time I …show more content…
One such input that has been a main cause of my view on the world is being an American. Outputs of being an American towards my environmental value system are that in America develop a lot of technology that we are spoon fed that says that it can help the earth. Living in America has caused me to think of humans as one of the most important organisms on earth, since we have displaced so many different ecosystems in order to make a home for ourselves. There are 4 million miles of public roads and 2.5 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines and approximately 160,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. With so much land being used for items that human’s think they need to survive, and always having new technology to fix problems it is hard to think about losing all these things to protect the environment. Other inputs that affect my few on the environment are that I show pigs in 4- H, this gives me first hand experience with how animals respond to change. I know that animals have a hard time even reacting to small changes in their environment thus making me think about these things when I see things displacing animals. The ideas of having small changes in environment makes me think about the bison in Yellowstone National Park. I understand why the farmers would be concerned about their cattle, being that they are their main source of income. My …show more content…
Some people say that we should give the land rights and treat it as though we would treat anything else. Others would say that before things get to out of hand a new technology will come along that will help us put an end to it. These ideas are all nice and all have their good and bad points. A good point of the eco centered people is that they want to protect the environment for everyone and for the environment itself. Problems that I see with this ideas is that if we treat the earth well and do not take anything from it, it will be hard to support all of the people that have now become dependent on it. Even Less Economically Developed (LEDC) countries still use resources from the earth, although in a smaller amount. With new technologies that would be able to solve all of the problems we would not have to worry about the environment but just keep innovating would be nice. The problem that I see with this is that part of the problem with the environment is the overuse of the resources that we would then have to use to solve the problem. Due to my viewpoint as an environmental manager I believe that we should make effort so protect the environment but should still maintain use of the resources that humans need. When we have taken too much and it becomes evident that we are harming that ecosystem we stop using those resources and try to help that ecosystem get

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