We are at present in a situation where the planet’s ecology is not coping with all the pollution because of a huge,
continuously increasing, consumer demand. This excessive demand for consumer goods has created most of the current
ecological imbalances. These ecological imbalances will become a much greater problem than most people expect this
to be. These imbalances have already caused ecological disasters in different places all over the world, with many
more to follow.
This rate of consumption is increasing at an alarming rate. This will cause enormous ecological devastation in the
future, to the extent that around 2025, people will need to complete major changes in their lifestyles to avoid the
worst possible scenario.
The greenhouse gas effect is now so great that around 2015, the whole planet will experience the result of rising
temperatures in a far more severe way than most people will expect.
While most people have begun to notice that the climate is changing they may not have understood that these climate
changes are the forerunner of a much more serious problem. As a result most people are not altering their
lifestyles, reducing their ecological footprint, resulting in a further increase of the present ecological
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With the continuing increase in environmental damage there will come a time where this will reach a point of no
return, whereby the planet will no longer be able to support its own functioning. It is expected that by the year
2025, the planet will no longer be able to cope with the severe ecological damage. This will mainly be caused due
to present geological stresses, further increase of global warming, and further destruction of the planet’s ecology
which is so needed by the planet to provide support for its overall functioning.
It is of benefit for people to look at how they live their life and what they can do to change their lifestyle, so
that an excessive need for goods and products will not become a major drive in one’s life. This may be difficult to
do while the overall consensus is to buy more products. However, this is not reducing consumerism. At times,
products may be needed to improve a lifestyle; however, people often wish to increase their buying and spending
power and buy more products so they can feel better or can keep up with others. Thus, this need for an increase in
products in the household creates an increase in the number of products manufactured, which in turn often results
in an increase in environmental damage.
While humanity needs consumer goods, the impact these products or the production processes can have on the ecology
has to be reduced. To save the environment humanity can no longer continue to increase its consumption of goods
and, this should therefore not be encouraged. The human race needs to envisage a future whereby people still have
their comforts but without the throw-away and polluting aspects of living, as is happening in most modern-day
It is important that the planet’s worsening environmental crisis is taken seriously and action is taken to make
adequate change to prevent a looming ecological crisis within the next twenty years. A simpler, less polluting
The article of Michael Maniates entitled Individualization: Plant a tree, buy a bike, save the world substantially helps in enlightening me when it comes to the important factors that must given due attention and importance when talking about environmental degradation. Maniates discuss the famous story of The Lorax, which talks about the cause of environmental degradation and the way of it should ...
lifestyle will result in a more manageable, sustainable environment, which as a result can function better as a
support structure for the planet’s overall