Essay on Deep Ecology

1065 Words Nov 17th, 2013 5 Pages
Whether its watching a whale jump up in the air and seeing him crashing back into the water, or looking at all of the trees leafs changing colors in the fall time; nature is a beautiful thing. In the past, traditional Native Americans once cared about the land. The grass, trees, rocks, and everything else had value. Nowadays most people are moving away from these ideas and moving towards a capitalist mindset, only caring about their own personal gain. Deep ecology is defined as “an environmental movement and philosophy that regards human life as just one of many equal components of a global ecosystem” (Google). Arne Naess was a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term Deep Ecology. It may seem very similar to traditional Native …show more content…
They were hollow and without compassion. They transformed the world to fit their own needs. They did not honor the sacred forms of life on earth and they began to destroy the land, to create their own dead future out of human arrogance and greed” (Creations 95). She also goes on to say “And it would mean we become the corn people who are givers of praise and nurturers of creation, lovers of life. This statement agrees with the fifth principle of deep ecology which states “present human interference with the nonhuman world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening (The Anarchist Library).
Hogan goes on to say “And it would mean we become the corn people who are givers of praise and nurturers of creation, lovers of life. There must be nothing that gives us permission to let some lives pass from sight and disappear forever, no acceptance of an end, and we must remember that all places are places of creation” (Creations 105). If everyone lived by the previous statement we wouldn’t be having problems with extinction of certain species or the world running out of natural resources. It is the human population’s greed that has brought us to where we are today.
If we keep going at the alarming rate that we are today the earth’s resources will run out and the human species will perish. And it is all because the majority of the population has a capitalist mindset. Hogan explains that “unlike the cyclic nature of

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