Box 1.8.1: Statements About Environmental Values
- The survival
of the planet is more important than the survival of humanity. We should
all act towards the planet and its ecosystems in the same way as we
act towards our own home and family.
- The natural
environment is there to be exploited by those in the North with the
technology to do so.
- The world's
population problem is the rate of consumption in the North rather than
the rate of population growth in the South.
must be done about air pollution in our cities. The occurrence of asthma
must be reversed.
and animals have as much right to exist as we do.
must be reduced. Global warming is likely to cause more droughts in
Africa. If we harm the planet we harm ourselves.
- We must
take care of the Earth, not because we inherited it from our parents
but because we have borrowed it from our children.
depletion must be reduced. Skin cancer is a real threat to light skinned
people who live or holiday in hot, sunny places
- The most
important species are those at the beginning of the food chain which
replenish oxygen, not humans at the end of the food chain.
species must be protected or future generations will only be able to
see them on film or in museums.