Is concerned with the ethical relationship of human beings with the environment.
Human beings must relate ethically with all other living organisms.
Should be applied in professions like engineering, law, medicine, and business.
Environmental ethics is an environmental psychology branch concerned with the study of the moral relationship between human beings and the environment. All living things are part of the natural environment and therefore human beings must relate with them ethically. Many industrial activities that human beings engage in are causing a natural imbalance and endangering the existence of plants and animals.
Environmental ethics should be applied various professions such as engineering, law, medicine and business. Environmental ethics require that all activities that human beings engage in should not cause harm to the environment and all living things. The natural environment is affected through business activities like building, mining, fishing, animal testing, agriculture and hunting. Engineers have an ethical responsibility to design products that are not harmful to the environment, for instance, sustainable building designs and environmental friendly chemical processes. Lawyers and medical professionals should also carry out their professional responsibilities without causing harm to the environment.
Smoke emission from factories
Smoke emission from factories.
Effects of environmental pollution
Air pollution is harmful to human health.
Exhaust gases cause acid rain.
Stimulation of the growth of algae.
Depletion of the ozone layer.
Factories and oil companies are by releasing smoke and exhaust gases into the atmosphere. This has several effects on the environment. These gases cause acid rain which destroys trees, statues and buildings, and acidifies water and soil making them uninhabitable for fish and other wild animals. Nitrogen oxide released from factories leads to nitrogen getting into water bodies and stimulating the growth of algae. This leads to death of fish and other aquatic plants.
Air pollution is harmful to human health as it can , genetic mutations, birth defects and cancer. Releasing of gases into the atmosphere also leads to the depletion of the ozone layer. The ozone layer protects the living things from the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun and destroying it can lead to increased cases of impaired immune systems, skin cancer, cataracts, and damage to sensitive trees and crops.
Greenhouse gases such as methane and carbon dioxide released from factories are disturbing the balance of natural gases that trap heat from the sun. Therefore, the earth is trapping more heat from the sun and this is . This could have adverse effects on human health, wildlife, water resources, agriculture and forests.
Effects of environmental pollution
Human beings have a moral responsibility to protect and nurture the environment.
Human activities are endangering the existence of future generations, animal, and plant life.
Human beings should .
Human beings have a moral responsibility to protect and nurture the environment. The activities in factories and industries are releasing harmful gases into the atmosphere and this has devastating effects on human life, wildlife and plants. Through our activities, we are treating the animal and plant life unethically. Human beings should therefore embrace environmental ethics and understand that all forms of life have the right to live.