The Implications Of The Anthropogenic Effect On The Environment

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Naturally political Humans are killing the earth; destroying it by pollution. Some are claiming that the anthropogenic effect on the earth is destruction, while others say these claims are nothing more than fear mongering based around erroneous evidence. Potential presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have taken their own stances on this subject and aim to address it effectively so that the public may be ensured of its relevancy. The environment is suffering, it is a byproduct of human progress, it needs to be halted and reversed. There are strong correlations as well as concrete evidence that points to the humans as being responsible for the foray of earth. The claims that the anthropogenic effect on the environment …show more content…
It also happens more directly than that.Every nation and most of its citizens have been ravaging the environment. Evidence shows that as humans have progressed, so has the destruction of the environment; in the air, in the water, and on land. According to an article air pollution, primarily caused by the burning of fossil fuels, has effects such as cancer and other birth defects (Martonas). Water pollution caused by businesses and fertilizers put harmful chemicals into large bodies of water and since the water is not inert, the pollution can reach much farther than the area where the pollution started (Martonas). Another article describes how land pollution in the form of human waste and chemical dump kill off many things in the soil, sometimes completely (Patterson). There is more than enough evidence to suggest that humans are to blame for the unprecedented environmental state of the planet. It is our responsibility to reverse these actions and begin the Earth’s …show more content…
The candidate whose platform I will be speaking on is Donald Trump. Donald trump has been quoted saying the following in reference to environmental issues. “So I am not a believer, and I will, unless somebody can prove something to me, I believe there’s weather” (Huffington Post). In his statements Trump says that the problem does not exist. He insists that change is fundamental to weather and this change is not different; it 's just weather being weather. As Trump believes the problem does not exist, he has not proposed any solutions. He actually intends to remove the restrictions placed on companies. When asked what he would do with the environmental protection agency (EPA), he said, “What they do is a disgrace. Every week they come out with new regulations.” Trump makes it clear that he would marginalize the environment in favor of saving government money and the money of big business. If government spending on the environment was not necessary as Trump claims, then sure remove it, but the evidence suggests otherwise. It follows that these businesses when unhampered by these regulations they will make the financially viable decisions, and that will overlook the safety of the environment. If the nation takes this route and

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