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Energy Independent America: Environmental Ethics

January 1, 2012

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Environmental Ethics In the year 2008, the need for politicians to address Environmental Ethical issues is needed more than ever. The age of Christianity ruling over the salvation of our planet needs to come to an end. It is time for every human on planet earth to step up and do their part to save what is left of Mother Nature’s gifts. Environmental Ethics were introduced in the 1970’s. In the past thirty years researchers began to assess the environment and question the relationship between humans and the environment. This clearly reflects that we will soon be faced with an environmental crisis. When Environmental Ethics were first introduced it challenged the concept of anthropocentrism, a human centered world. Environmental Ethics questioned the superiority of human beings to members of other species and it opened the door to assigning value to the natural environment Brennan, 2008 There were a number of works and articles that drew a lot of attention in the 1960’s in reference to Environmental Ethics. One essay published in the New Yorker magazine in 1963 by Rachel Carson addressed pesticides used to grow crops, such as DDT, aldrin and deildrin. In 1967 historian Lynn White Jr. published an essay that argues that Judeo- Christian thinking was the root of the environmental crisis. Lynn White felt that Judeo-Chr

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  1. January 21, 2012 11:05 pm

    very interesting article! I will follow your themes.
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