My Views On America Moving Toward A Sustainable Society

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1. Given all we’ve discussed about the ecologic condition of the planet now and if current consumption patterns continue tell me your views on whether you think Americans as a whole are moving toward a sustainable society. If not what are your views on one or two changes to these patterns that could improve potential for achieving a sustainable society.
My views on America moving toward a sustainable society, looking at our current pattern could be highly achievable. Our generation is becoming aware that if we continue our patterns of life such as pollution, waste, land space etc. We are going keep destroying our planet as we are starting to see with for example “climate change”. The first step into change is acknowledgement and
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A president order, law to give authority to act and ask for ask, these three forms allow the federal government authority.

4. The precautionary principle is based on the 6 basic concepts of the Principle 15 in the 1993 Rio Declaration. Explain the precautionary principle and identify these 6 concepts.
Precautionary principle is the three spheres of sustainability economy, environment and society based on how they equalize one another. The six precautionary concepts are: Preventive Anticipation the will to take early action without waiting for proof. Safeguard the environmental recognition. Proportionality of response cost the degree of restriction. Duty of Care, Promoting of the cause of rights inherent natural. And Payment for past ecological debt.

5. Compare and contrast the cowboy economy to the spaceman economy related to sustainability. Summarize each approach and identify the differences, and conclude with your views.
The cowboy is based on the idea that natural resource base, for practical living. The cowboy can hunt, drilling wells and break the soil to plant what you want etc. This is so great that the environmental impact of their activities unnoticed. The spaceman economy is different by traveling, its resource is reduced and any activity leaves a significant ecological footprint at all times. The astronaut has to be very careful recycle everything he can.

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