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ShainaGeyer
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HonorsEnglish10
10May2016

EgocentrismorEcocentrism?
AnovertureisdevelopedtothelayerscomposingtheinhabitantsoftheEarth.Allliving
thingsarecomposedoflayerstheEarthcrust,mantle,coreanappleouterconsumablelayer,
coremammalsskin,organs,cellscellscellmembrane,golgiapparatus,nucleolus.Ifthere
arecompositionsoflivingmattersurroundinguseverywherewego,whydohumanscontribute
tosomethingthatseemsassmallaslitteringtheland?Itsasimplestateofmindthatdelegatesa
rightofobliviontowardselfrighteousactions,andanallowancetothinkegotistically.Humans
aretheleadingcauseofglobalwarming,whichstartedasatheory,butprovedtrue,deriving
fromscientificstudies,resultingineffortsregardinganimalagriculture,climatechange,and
extinction.
Incontrast,peoplewhosupportthegeneralizationthatglobalwarmingdoesnotexistand
onlyoccursbecauseofthenaturalimplicationsoftheworldarenotenvironmentalists.For
example,TheProquestStaff,fromtheSirsDatabase,acollectionofcleared,factualstatistics,
statespeopleunderminethenatureofglobalwarminganddisconcernsourcesoffactualevidence
becauseofthetheoryknownasacyclicalchange.Disruptionsincontinuity,disruptionsin
patterns,disruptionsinacompleteseriesisknownasacyclicalchange,Likewise,Newsrx,the
authorsofaSIRSdatabasearticle,believethesourceforaglobalwarmingcomesfromnatural


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differentiationsintheclimateElNinaandLaNinathecoolingandwarmingtemperaturerises.
Furthermore,recurringmattersofsunspots,makingtheatmospherewarmerfornearly11years,
andvolcaniceruptionshavereleasedparticlesthatcontaminatetheatmosphere(WhyGlobal
WarmingIsTakingABreak).Tosummarize,peoplebelievetheyarenottheonesaffectingthe
Earth,butratherthatthesolarirradianceisdetrimenttotheatmospherearoundus(WhyGlobal
WarmingIsTakingABreak).Manywouldagreeglobalwarmingshouldnotbeanattentive
issue,however,ifactionsarenotpursued,actsofnegligencecouldleadtodecayadetrimental
societywhomareoblivioustoglobalevents.
Indeed,therearenaturalrestraintsbeyondcontrolofhumanbeing.Although,onemay
notrefertotheiractionsontheenvironment,likeaneverydaylifestylefeaturingdiet,doesnot
automaticallyrefrainthemfrombeinganinducerofglobalwarming.Inparticular,transitioning
toadiettowardlessanimalproductconsumptioncouldpotentiallysaveliveswhileminimizing
theeffectsofgreenhousegasemissions(Mooney).Additionally,thetransitiontoavegetarianism
andveganismdiethasassumed5.1millionfewerdeathsaroundtheworldby2050bynotonly
removingmeatfromthedigestivesystem,butthegreenhousegasemissionsremovedfromfood
sectorsinmeatmanufacturingwouldonlyhaveanincreaseofsevenpercentby2050whereas
withnoalternatemethod,therewouldbea51%increase(Mooney).Animalmanureshavebeen
amisconceptionofafertilizerformanysourcesoffood,butanalternativetousingananimals
wasteforthefoodpeopleconsume,alternativesincludelegumes,freelivingbacteria,composted
plants,andpondmudexterminatingtheconsumptionofanimalproducts(Badgley).Furthermore
CatherineBadgleypresumestheargument,Theglobalfoodsystemisattherootofmany
environmentalandhealthcrises.

Basedupontheacquiredfacts,thegradualdiscretionof


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consumingmeathasalargerimpactonenvironmentalhabitsandisbeneficialtonotonlyhuman
health,butthehealthofourplanet.
Moreover,climatechangeisanadditionalsourceofhumansimpactingthehealthofthe
planet.Thegreenhousegasemissionsareincreasingatanalarmingscalebypeoplewhoare
consumersandcontributorstoeffectsthatdeterioratetheozonelayer.Duringthepresidencyof
PresidentLyndonJohnson,hewarned,Eitherwestoppoisoningourairorwebecomeanation
[in]gasmasksgropingourwaythroughdyingcities(Easterbrook).PresidentJohnsonhad
pursuedanenvironmentalistefforttoinformthecountryofthewastesthatwerebeingproduced,
whichareextremelydetrimentaltoourownhealth.PresidentGeorgeH.W.Bushhadissued
thatacidrainwassaidtothreatenanewsilentspringofdeadAppalachianforests
(Easterbrook).Itwasanationwideattempttofluctuatethecarbonreleasesintotheatmosphere
andtheotherchemicalharmshumanswerepursuingwhenclearingforestsforranching,the
carbongetstrappedwithnowheretoescapebesidestheatmosphere(Mooney).Significantly,an
additionalacthasbeenexecutedbyChinawithaforestconservationprogramthatbeganin1998
anditprolongedthelifeoftheirforests,ceasingitsexterminationforfactories
(BotkinKowacki).ManyauthorsfromtheSIRSdatabase,publishedametaphorthattheforests
actlikesinksinourenvironment,absorbingallthetoxinsintheatmosphere,andifcompanies
continuetobombardhabitats,andthecentralsourceofcleansing,thetoxinswillreleaseto
humans.Itisproventhat95%ofclimatechangeisduetohumanactivityrevolvingaround
greenhousegases(Spotts),andifpeopledontregulatetheirportrayalofharmtotheiractions,
peoplewillwalkaroundwithgasmasksasPresidentJohnsonstated.


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Conclusively,endangeredspeciesarereceivingtheimpactfromtheactionshumansare
deigninguponglobalwarming.Inparticular,thepoliticiansarentmakingeffortstoenforcethe
lawstheyinsinuateinordertoprotecttheplanet.
Although,TimothyMale,aformervicepresidentoftheDefendersofWildlife,authorof
thearticleAGreenOliveBranchonEndangeredSpecies,states,
Unfortunately,whenplacing
restrictionsonprojects,agenciesoftenasklessoffederallandsthanprivateorstatelands.In
addition,effortswithstandingapositiveactiononenvironmentalistactsareprevalentshown
throughthearticle,NewJerseysBaldEagleSuccessStory.TheU.S.FishandWildlife
serviceinformedthepesticideDDT,habitatdestruction,shootings,andpoisonings,aroused
decadesoftimeconsumingobligationstoattempttosavethebaldeagles.Thesuccessratewas
abletolaunchandabanningofthepesticideDDT,amurderouschemicaltothespecies,bald
eagles,waseliminatedregardingthesocialjusticefromthewildlifesupporters(NewJerseys
BaldEagleSuccessStory).Henceforth,thelandclearancesproducedbycompaniesinmeat
industriesarecontributorstoadisasterknownas,extinction(Purcell).ConorPurcellconcluded,

Mostpeopleareunawarethatfoodproductionandagriculturecontributetoanestimated25per
centofgreenhousegasemissions.Themasscompaniesinducingmoneyoverenvironmentare
harmingtheplanetwildly.Itisasubmissionthatdecimatesthehabitatsofwildanimals,andthe
animalsthemselves,wherewerequirethebenefitsofthoseorganismstosurvive.
Afterall,humansarecontaminatingthelandmass,sea,andatmospherearoundthemby
theinitialarousalofgreenhousegasesleadingtoissuesregarding
animalagriculture,climate
change,andextinction.Ifsocietydoesntanalyzetheresultsoftheiractionstowardtheplanet,it
wouldthrottleadetrimentalsociety.Awarenessofanimalsandtheenvironmentaroundthe


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atmosphereisacalltoattention.Ifmassproducingcompaniesinsisttoabominateland,there
willbenonatureleft,nooxygentobreathe.Aspreviouspresidentshavestated,achangeneeds
tobemadeorwewillbetheonestosufferfromourowndamages.Environmentalchangesarea
gradualchange,butsmallremembrancestotakeshortershowers,conserveenergy,and
awarenessofgasusageisalargecontributortolessenanecologicalfootprint.Largermeasures
ofdietcouldchange,andhelptheanimals,habitats,andhealthofhumans.Thenextecologically
improvedstepcouldleadintotheconservationofaforestbyasimpleactofnotcontributingto
theallocationsthatcompaniesproceedforprofit.


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