On a scale from Right to Left, right being absolute anthropocentric and the left being the realm of eco-terrorists, I would say that I fall somewhere just to the left of middle. I believe that profit is number one. I am a citizen of this planet and I strongly believe that drastic measures must be taken to protect it. To most people the preceding statements seem contradictory but I see a strong correlation.
Right now corporations all around the world are plundering their own resources, some willfully, others through ignorance. According to the book of Genesis god put all the flora and fauna on this planet for consumption by humans, we have taken that a step further to include all natural resources. It is this attitude that has lead us down the destructive path that we are on today, we simply can’t get past the idea that it is ok to rape the planet. What big business does not seem to understand is that profit potential is finite if resources are not properly used. What happens when Georgia Pacific simply runs out of trees?
There is a better more wholesome approach to the environment though, it is called resource management. Our renewable resources can be managed scientifically to help to provide for future availability. Attitudes have to change about what a resource is, top soil for example, is one of the most valuable of resources we have and through organic farming methods we can save top soil. We must protect the air that we breathe and the entire atmosphere that surrounds us this is of course most critical in sustaining ourselves.
The problem with resource management today is that big business does not like to think to far ahead into the future and the cost of being environmentally sound is too high. In order to be a corporation that survives I believe we must look far into the future and protect ourselves from the fallout that we are currently creating.
Organic farming, a good place to start:
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