Environmental Ethics Of The Environmental Damages Essay

710 Words Nov 11th, 2016 3 Pages
After reading many post on the discussion board, I became very interested in conducting more research on the environmental damages currently taking place in our society as a result of “environmental racism”. One thing I found out was the level at which underdeveloped countries were being treated as a dumping ground for chemical waste in the world today. Environmental racism, which constitutes uneven exposure to hazards and the methodical exclusion of society from environmental and ethical assessment pose a serious threat to poor communities because they have long been unreasonably exposed to the pollutants and harmful chemical substances. I strongly believe that there should be a fair amount of trade-offs society can cope with as to prevent these environmental calamities, and in order to do so, a system of management must be implemented. A system of management will require policies and strong legislation that provides funding for environmental protection. Such funding will serve as a motivating factor that will enhance efforts to protect the environment if it is utilized fully. How can a system of management be implemented when policymakers and society’s leaders are acting primarily out of self-interest? Environmental justice should be the pillar to empower communities to advocate for stronger regulations that identify and convict people who commit environmental crimes. Governments should educate society about its entitled rights and equality by implementing environmental…

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