In your ‘Chapter 14: The Green Office: Economics and the Environment’, ethical concerns are discussed regarding the earth we live on.
The 4 statements below are listed on Page 665 and included in a case study. In a broader context for this Learning Activity, take a position regarding environmental ethics and use 2 of the 4 statements that follow to comment on. Use the course materials found in the chapter.
1) The environment should be protected in the name of serving human welfare, which is intrinsically valuable.
2) The environment should be protected in the name of serving future generations because they’re valuable and merit intergenerational fairness.
3) The environment should be protected to serve animal welfare because there’s an independent value in the existence and lives of animals.
4) The entire environmental web should be protected for its own sake because the planets collection of ecosystems is intrinsically valuable.