What Kind Of Individual Behaviors And Choices Are Done That Impact The Environment?

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What kind of individual behaviors and choices are done that impact the environment?
Introduction:
Climate change is a moral and ethical issue of the 21st century and today more than ever before has become the moral obligation of the current generation to ensure that the world and its environment is not only safer but better place than it was inherited. Research indicates that human activity contributes significantly to causes of climate change which impact negatively on the environment. According to Gardiner 2004 who argues that “Climate change, in fact, is ‘fundamentally an ethical issue ', one that challenges our established morality and moral intuitions, hinders the response from political systems, and ultimately threatens our lives (Jamieson 2008, Miller 2008, Gardiner 2004). The moral and ethical essence of climate change does not only depend on the current human activity but importantly the long term effects it will have on the future generation. If human behavior and choices such as finding sources of fuel, pollution, and indiscriminate waste disposal are not dramatically changed, the world will become inhabitable not only for current generations but most importantly for the future generations. Deontological ethics analyzes the fundamental relation between human actions that contribute to causes of climate change and the morality of those actions. In order word, it is the ethical theory that place great emphasis on the correlation between emissions of greenhouse…

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