Environmental resistance will determine how many humans the Earth can support
Environmental resistance is a factor that restricts population growth and thwarts the population from achieving a given theoretical maximum. According to the above statement, it is true that the Earth has limited space to support the ever increasing populace. Individually, the statement acts as a guiding factor on how I should live and plan my life and my family’s. While on Earth, human beings have to consume to survive and gain energy to work. However, this consumption is dependent on the limited resources contained within the earth. It is thus everyone’s role to live a life directed towards conservation and protection of the environment from which we get our livelihood and interact with others. We ought to give paramount attention towards the planet and the nature that sustains it. It is impossible to add natural resources onto the earth. Thus, we have to protect what the Earth suffices in order to avoid the future of living lonely lives within a lonely planet.
Only human needs and wants should be considered for the building of new roads, housing developments, golf courses, cities, etc.
Human wants are unlimited. However, what is required to meet those needs is limited and human beings have to prioritize their needs. Similarly, we have to make decisions on whether to destroy the natural sceneries presented to us by the Earth to accommodate industrialization and human civilization or to protect nature. We have to mind the future generations and the natural panorama which once eluded cannot be brought back. Thus, I suppose that choices involving Industrialization be decisively assessed and conversed.
Controlled or minimized Pollution is okay.
Pollution and humankind are inseparable. As long as there are human beings living on Earth, pollution will always be there. If all and sundry realize that, we can devise ways on how to combat the amplified pollution while at the same time reducing the pollution rates. Even though it is impossible to exterminate pollution, it is very possible to minimize it through apposite waste disposal. To significantly trim down waste, industries are advised to reprocess their waste and treat any disposable waste before releasing it to the public.
The greenhouse upshot is not a big deal and is probably a temporary problem.
The untreated chlorofluorocarbons from industrial emissions contaminate the atmosphere. Even though such emissions are due to industrial activities, they deteriorate the temperament in which we live. I deem that the green house effect can be combated through suitable recycling and environmental conservation methods. We need to safeguard the milieu through lessening of carbon emissions and planting of trees to guzzle the carbon present in the atmosphere.
Quality of human life is measured only by housing and possessions.
I halfway agree to the above statement. For survival in this planet, we all need material possessions. These include the basic needs of food and shelter alongside other materials like clothes and money for our daily activities. However, an individual’s quality and values greatly determine their quality of life. How one relates with others is vital. This depends on what mores, ethical values, education and concerns they have for others. These values greatly influence a person’s decisions in life.
No human should make sacrifices for the survival of other species and to avoid planet degradation.
I partially disagree with the above statement. It is humane to sacrifice for the benefit of other people. Other individuals should not face problems when we are capable of helping them. I however disagree with sacrificing human beings for the benefit of other species. Though we should always strive for our survival, if the worst happens to come, we are bound to protect our own continued existence against the menace of other species.
Consumption is what humans have evolved to do
Despite all our undertakings while on earth, consumption is the chief reason why we survive. We eat to survive. Since time in history, human kind has evolved greatly in the field of agriculture. Always devising plans on proper farming methods all aimed at maximum productivity for consumption. In our daily lives, we learn and invent new things but the core of our invention is geared towards our own consumption and livelihood.