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Environmental Ethics

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Transcript of Environmental Ethics

Team Cognitio
Environmental
Ethics

LAND ETHIC OR “HOLISTIC ETHIC”
"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."

What is a DAM?
Why build a DAM?
How Many Dams are in the US?
How many are power producing?
HUMANS’ IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS
SPECIESISM
The assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals.
A preference for humans over non humans merely on the basis of our being human
ANIMALS’ IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT
HISTORICAL IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT
HUMANS’ IMPACT ON ENVIRONMENT
DESIGN LEGACY

a design that is left behind for future generations.
Similar to the earlier concept of the seven generations.
It is our responsibility to come up with a new design legacy
that will improve the way of life not only for ourselves,
but for future generations as well

ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS

simple measures that tell us what is happening
in the environment

What are the main effects
of a dam on a river?
What role do dams play in climate change?
Don’t dams provide clean, green renewable energy?
Why should dams being removed?
Why should I care about dam removal?
What are the best alternatives to dams?
Celebratory Environmentalism
THINK PREVENTION
"No Solution"- Thinking about the problem in a new way that enable individuals to not take it for granted, and gain a sense of freedom and hope that was lost in attempting to answer the old question
What if something had been done sooner
Historic Evidence
America's Impact on the Enviornment

Who Will Take Care of the Environment?
Tyrel, Samantha and the Hummer
Reflection on Modern Society
Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Use of Natural Resources
Leopold's View
Inventions have effected the natural order of nature
Human Health
Chemicals has an effect on the Human body
Poor air quality
Drinking water
What do you think Tyrel should do?
Impact
Destruction of Scenery
Hydraulic Mining
River Clogging
Death of Fish
Flooding of Farmland
Death of Native Plants
Washing up of topsoil
Death of Native Life
Near Extinction of Buffalo
Hunting
Sport & Money
Enter Dams
Farming impossible
water rights
Government Land Reclamation
Projects
DO YOU BELIEVE
HUMANS, ANIMALS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ARE INTERDEPENDENT?
What is Colin McGinn analogie of speciesism?
What are somethings that hurt animals due to humans?
Why Should we care?
Humans health being effected from thier surroundings
Plan B.
Plan B
"Living ARKS"-"NASA is experimenting with "Living Arks", realizing that entire living communities must go into space if long missions are to be possible"(402).
Mars one- Mission of 22 volunteer astronauts to Mars for the rest of their life.
New Design Legacy
Introduces no hazardous material into the soil, the air, and the water every year

Measures prosperity by how much natural capital and how much solar income we can accrue in productive and fecund ways

Measures productivity by how many people are being gainfully and meaningfully employed
Measures progress by how many buildings have no smokestacks, no dangerous effluents, and no pipes

Does not require regulations to stop us from killing one another too quickly

Produces nothing that will require future generations to maintain vigilance and live in terror
Environmental Indicators
How to be Green
Reduce
Unplug Unused Electronics
Recycle Look for the Energy Star Label
Use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
Fix Leaks
Buy Recycled
Computer Power Management
Properly Dispose of Hazardous Waste
Fresh, Local, Organic
Burlington, Vermont
How much responsibility should human take upon the damages we have created?
RENEWABLE ENERGY
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