Ecology Movement Essay

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As may have already been noticed by now there have been a few trends displayed in regards to the contributing factors of these environmental issues. These trends are population increase and influence as well as fossil fuel dependency within technology. While the effects of climate change have progressed further than they should have, the effects aren’t necessarily irreparable. Solutions have been proposed, some of which have been placed into effect and have shown signs of potential. Beginning with environmental welfare support groups, these groups have become involved within the “Ecology Movement”. The lecture notes touch on this subject, “Today the term “ecology movement” is associated often with the more moral, more confrontational, and …show more content…
Education is the starting point for impacting a large movement on a smaller scale by reaching individuals throughout the world. Public education is an important resource for when environmental acts are proposed; people are aware of what is being discussed and voted on. People are also able to take small steps within their daily routines in order to reduce their own carbon footprint. Recently, on a more global spectrum conferences have been held in Paris to discuss and combat climate change. These conferences have gotten international media attention and have engaged major political influences from 200 nations to discuss the aforementioned issues. These conferences are incredibly important as they get different nations together to discuss environmental issues that are usually addressed as individual country’s issues. So far several solutions have been proposed. During this conference in particular, “The Compact of Mayors” has been initiated. On the Compact of Mayors webpage more information is shared regarding the efforts being made, “The partnership …show more content…
While the civilized world’s perspective on genetically modified organisms are typically viewed as a health risk, which can be displayed within this quote from the lecture, “Earlier in this century pesticides and herbicides revolutionized agriculture, making it much more productive. Subsequent research has linked many of these chemicals to the destruction of fish and birds and to certain cancers in humans” (Class Notes, Lecture 12 Part 3). The developing world perspective of GMO’s may vary as they can serve a greater purpose with the potential end to starvation. Elizabeth Lopatto of Verge collaborated with Bill Gates to discuss the positive effects of GMO’s within food production, “A new generation of highly productive crops, Gates suggests, are part of the solution to address global hunger” (Lopatto). With climate change making it more and more difficult to grow crops in certain parts of the world, reliance on genetically modified crops will only increase. How does the planet weigh the demand for food in certain regions with the overall health of the environment? As GMO’s become more prevalent, agriculture will increase in regions that haven’t seen it before. The effects will be unknown until they are

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