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Learning Task 1: Critical Thing and Discussion
Understanding the Environment and Environmental
This is a group Task, hence every member must share/contribute.
Abuyen, Ray Jr
Dingcong, Rixienne Jan
Jamora, Eisheriel Mhae
Juplo, Nazca Eyna
Mandadero, Rana Jean
Reyes, Carmelo Rex
Questions for discussion:
1. Does the world have enough resources for 8-10B people to live decent,
secure, happy, fulfilling lives? What do those terms mean to you? try to
imagine what they mean to others in our global village.
The natural resources of the Earth are critical to the survival and development of
the human population. However, the Earth's ability to renew these resources is limited.
Freshwater, forests, and harvesting products are all renewable, as long as exploitation
does not exceed regeneration. Nevertheless, we are still certain that the current world
still have enough resources for 8-10B people to live decent, secure, happy, and fulfilling
lives. It doesn’t seem like we’d run out of those things too soon.
This claim can also be supported by the study conducted by the University of
Chicago of Communications (2020), which states that feeding 10 billion people on Earth
is not only possible but it could be done sustainably as well. But as we live, we must
ensure that we will be able to make progress in making these resources available in the
long run. According to the Living Planet report (2008), humans use 30% more resources
annually than the planet can replace, which results in deforestation, damaged soils,
contaminated air and water, and sharp losses in fish and other species.
To say to live decent, secure, happy, fulfilling lives is a far stretch from the reality
that we live in. The same terms that people above the hierarchy can easily say but the
hardest words that a person is struggling to utter. There is still a percentage and still an
increasing percentage of people that is part of the poverty line. Considering the fact that
things get tighter and tighter, the cost of manufactured things goes up. As a result, our
materialistic tendencies were kept in check by the impossibility of earning enough money
to afford something made with a rare starting material. Additionally, an international
study today warns that since people are utilizing the planet's natural resources
excessively, the world is on the verge of an "ecological credit crunch" that will be even
worse than the current financial crisis. Hence, it is hard to say that we all are having a
happy, decent and secure life knowing that there are still people who are worrying about
what they could do more just to provide.
2. Suppose you wanted to study the environmental impacts of a rich versus a
poor country. What factors would you examine and how would you compare
One factor affecting the environment between the rich and poor country is their
CO2 emissions associated with their individual lifestyles. An example of it may be
described as when the more a person eats a lot of meat in a country, the less
environmentally friendly it can be. The amount of crops are far greater being transported
and grown just for feeding the animals than we ate the crops themselves. A theory is
also being stated that poor countries resort to having cheap fast food which means that
lower-grade meat is being advertised.
A country's wealth is profoundly affected by environmental factors. People are
concerned about environmental issues because of the vital role they play in our economy.
Pollution is an important factor in determining a country's wealth, and it’s the factor we
would like to examine. Many environmental problems, including pollution, are pressing
issues in the modern world. Because more people in developed countries can afford
automobiles, they contribute more to air pollution here than in less developed countries.
However, poorer countries tend to have older vehicles, which produce more harmful
emissions. The population of the poorer nation is also likely to be more concentrated,
leading to greater environmental damage in a smaller region. Poor countries often have
worse air pollution than rich countries because they lack the resources and technology to
combat the problem. In addition, millions of people every year suffer from pollutionrelated illnesses, lose their lives to related causes, or become disabled because of them
in developing countries. Pollution can be mitigated in developed nations because of their
access to necessary tools and resources. The environment has a significant impact on a
country's economy, so it's crucial to figure out how to make the most of the natural
resources that exist there.
Governance is also one of the environmental factor that impacts the rich and poor
countries. Governance is very pertinent in every sphere of life, whether it is house or
office, good governance is needed to perform effectively. It also provides strong
foundation for the developmental process. There are two types of governance, good and
weak governance. These types of governance are also linked to how they impact the rich
and poor countries.
Good governance at all levels is fundamental to economic growth, political, and a
key factor for stability, and security. Good governance leads to improved economic
benefits in a globalized world and it accelerates economic transitions. Because of good
governance, rich countries consistently developed. In fact, a country cannot flourish in
the absence of good governance. However, poor governance causes poor country. These
countries (poor country) suffers poor economic growth, lack in regulatory quality,
government’s ineffectiveness and a lack of control on corruption. Weak governance is a
driver of disaster risk, and is linked to many other risk drivers such as poverty and
inequality, poorly planned urban development, and globalized economic development.
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