What Does Humans Change Can Contribute And Preserve The Environment?

3062 Words Dec 14th, 2014 13 Pages
To what extent can humans change to contribute and preserve the environment?
Pollution, landfill, chemical waste, climate change, and natural disasters are only a few examples of the consequences we have created due to our linear economical model not being compatible with the environmental cyclical cycle. So what are the problems and how are we contributing to them in the first place? What might be some of the things we can do in order to better our situation? Lastly, if the environmental problem is as bad as it seems, how not many people are trying to make a change? And how come the changes made aren’t as eye opening or visible?

We are living in a society where there used to be a few billion people living on this world, but now we’re slowly progressing to the population of 8,000,000,000 people. In our world we have products that brings us satisfaction, pleasure and comfort to our everyday life. With eight billion of us on this world, this means that we need to mass produce in order to be able to meet the demands of all the people, and with around 200,000 new people joining us each day, meeting the demands of the consumers becomes harder by day (Reggs). What’s worse is that the creation of our current products follows a pattern of an economical linear model, which starts from extraction, to production, to distribution, to consumption, and then to disposal (Leonard). On paper, there’s nothing wrong with the linear economic model at all; however, in the real world, it’s not…

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