The Economist vs. The Environmentalist
Most people would agree that economic growth and the environment are opposite forces that have been at war with each other for decades now. Economists have often felt that environmentalist restraints on economic growth were a threat to human progress. Environmentalists realize that our natural resources are limited and believe that conservation is key. Perhaps the answer to resolving this ongoing conflict of interests is compromise. Since no one is going to ever be able to convince the people of the world to give up there vehicles, than why don't we work with technology as best as possible to improve and help save our environment. Use technology to discover and develop man-made resources that can replace the use of our natural resources. It was through the technology of deep water drilling that we were able to discover more oil reserves. Human beings are selfish by nature and we will do whatever we can to give ourselves a better standard of living. Since this is inevitable, why don't we just try and do our best at using technology for the good of the environment. Lets do our best to make growth and technology an ally and not a threat to the environment.
Posted by Jones at 2/28/2005 02:03:00 PM