Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why is economy still more important than ecology?

Globally speaking world cares very little for our environment and planet Earth in general. Money and economy still heavily outweigh environment and ecology. Why? Because our moral values have been degraded by the holy grail of western culture which best summoned in the so called "American dream" where the desire to become rich is the basic principle of life.

The United States are not today only at verge of economic but also environmental collapse but yet all the talk is about how to get economy out of trouble. Environment is always neglected because politicians always think they have all the time in the world when it comes to environmental issues. Sadly, this is not the case today, especially with the biggest environmental threat of them all-climate change.

Climate change will soon run out of control unless we make big cuts in greenhouse gas emissions on global level-this is what majority of scientists repeats day after day. But these scientific warnings are of very little use because world leaders still have divided opinions about the needed cuts which means that globally speaking climate change issue is stuck into never-ending status quo with very little chance of moving forward.

Other environmental issues are also becoming more and more serious. Biodiversity loss is threatening to wipe out large number of animal and plant species and many scientists are already mentioning yet another mass extinction event. Air and water pollution are also running out of control in certain parts of the world, particularly in developing countries like China and India.

World desperately lacks global environmental conscience and this can only be achieved with the new set of society values. If we continue to value money above everything else then this could soon become the downfall of our society.

Nature's way needs to become our way, it's as simple as that. The sooner we realize this, the better. Our children and grandchildren deserve much better legacy than the one we are currently preparing for them.

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