Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license.

Environmental ethics is the part of environmental philosophy which considers extending the traditional boundaries of ethics from solely including humans to including the non-human world. It exerts influence on a large range of disciplines including environmental law, environmental sociology, ecotheology, ecological economics, ecology and environmental geography.

There are many ethical decisions that human beings make with respect to the environment. For example:

Should humans continue to clear cut forests for the sake of human consumption?
Why should humans continue to propagate its species, and life itself?
Should humans continue to make gasoline-powered vehicles?
What environmental obligations do humans need to keep for future generations?
Is it right for humans to knowingly cause the extinction of a species for the convenience of humanity?
How should humans best use and conserve the space environment to secure and expand life?

The academic field of environmental ethics grew up in response to the work of scientists such as Rachel Carson and events such as the first Earth Day in 1970, when environmentalists started urging philosophers to consider the philosophical aspects of environmental problems. Two papers published in Science had a crucial impact: Lynn White’s “The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis” (March 1967) and Garrett Hardin’s “The Tragedy of the Commons” (December 1968). Also influential was Garett Hardin’s later essay called “Exploring New Ethics for Survival”, as well as an essay by Aldo Leopold in his A Sand County Almanac, called “The Land Ethic,” in which Leopold explicitly claimed that the roots of the ecological crisis were philosophical (1949).

The first international academic journals in this field emerged from North America in the late 1970s and early 1980s – the US-based journal Environmental Ethics in 1979 and the Canadian-based journal The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy in 1983. The first British based journal of this kind, Environmental Values, was launched in 1992.
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Trump wants to eliminate the Clean Power Plan, and that’s just for starters. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming.

Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The move drew swift backlash from a coalition of 23 states and local governments, as well as environmental groups, which called the decree a threat to public health and vowed to fight it in court.

The order’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants – a key factor in the United States’ ability to meet its commitments under a climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015.”*

Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-energy-idUSKBN16Z1L6

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  1. zafar Ali shah says:

    Copied totally from wikipedia.

  2. The Audiopedia says:

    Don't worry, you'll learn it when time comes

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  4. livefire666 says:

    Crony Capitalism is America's biggest problem. We have not had a real free market since the 80s. But this is equally a Republican and Democratic problem and Cenk is being very dishonest only blaming Republicans for this. The ACA is 100 percent a crony capitalist healthcare law.

  5. magister343 says:

    New coal power plants are vastly more efficient than the old ones. Preventing a new one from opening often means keeping an old one active longer, as renewable resource power plants take longer to get off the ground, so the regulations being overturned may have actually been bad for the environment and global warming.

  6. savecityofheroes savecityofheroes says:

    fake news

  7. savecityofheroes savecityofheroes says:

    you do not get it fool

  8. Steve Cortinas says:

    Playing the destroyer

  9. MrFantasticJackson says:

    somebody please explain to these slow ass conservatives that their entire party is bought. they dont work for them. they are race baiting you and waving a bible in your face and working completely for corporations

  10. Starlord says:

    But but …. the coal miners??

  11. Kilo Hoyle says:

    Probably the one thing that I did agree with President Trump, however, was his executive order to review and edit the rules of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. This way farmers did not have to pay millions in fines for creating a pond or other body of water on their property, like in Wyoming.

    President Trump also expanded the Endangered Species Act to protect the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee ? population.

  12. Minix NerdyGamer says:

    Why do we even let republicans have a say in government? They should all be jailed and executed

  13. That-dude-with-a-really-long-ass-screen-name.Ha-you-actually-read-it. says:

    First he takes our insurance away, then he takes our fresh air. Donald Trump making America great again through population control

  14. ducebiggs007 says:

    This is why the Chinese will own clean energy technologies in the future while. Coals decline is due to fracking not regulation !!

  15. Chaise Latterly says:

    I feel I've been punked by the annoying orange.  I'd like to build a wall around DC and they will pay for it.  It will be huge. It will be beautiful.

  16. JonathanPanter says:

    John @3:20 – 86 is indeed the global warming potential of methane over a 20 year time horizon according to the IPCC's 2013 AR5 publication

  17. RobotiSal says:

    Hey, we're on the precipice of the same thing in the UK at the moment! As we leave the EU, the environmental laws particulalry are being targeted for repeal – as of course corporate interests would like them to go! 🙁

  18. Michael Moeller says:

    Well then if all this is true that the free market is the cause of the coal decline then it would appear that Trump made a very serious tactical error in eliminating unnecessary regulations. Had he left them in place he could still blame Obama for the inevitable end of coal. Now he will get the blame and will have to blame someone else for not saving coal. Tiffany I suggest hiding in Mike Flynn's closet.

    BTW when do we start wining? I am ready to be sick of wining. Perhaps we should have elected Charlie Sheen president instead.

  19. erin burwell says:

    start buying bottled water and gas masks

  20. Heinz Rorschach says:

    Stupid right wingers, now you pay for the companies to profit a bit more.

  21. TRAY NICE says:

    Hey do trump has any plans of his own because it seems like all hes doing is trying to undo what ever Obama did, an where is the first lady or is he his daughter? because we have not heard or seen her since….

  22. Husk says:

    The environment will be fine Obama already destroyed it

  23. Husk says:

    He's making more jobs and putting people a head of the environment

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