Remedial English Test Series 54

                         

         Remedial English Test Series 54

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01 Environmental ethics is the philosophic  discipline that considers the moral and ethical relationship of human
02 beings to the environment. In other words: what, if any, moral obligation do man have to the preservation and
03 care of the non-human world? While ethical issues concern  the environment have been debated for
04 centuries, environment  ethics did not emerge as a philosophical discipline until the 1970s. Its emergence was
05 the result of increased awareness of how the rapid  growing world population was impacting the environment
06 as well as the environment consequences that came with the growing use of pesticides, technology, and
07 industry. Environmental ethic helps define man’s moral and ethical obligations toward the environment.
08 But human values become a factor when looking at environmental ethics. Human values are the thing  that are
09 importance to individuals that they then use to evaluate actions or events. In other words, humans assign value to
10 certain things and then use this assign  value to make decisions about whether something is right or wrong.
11 Human values are uniquely  to each individual because not everyone places the same importance on each element
12 of life. For example, a person living in poverty in an undevelop  country may find it morally acceptable to cut
13 down the forest to make room for a farm where he can grows  food for his family. However, a person in a
14 developed country may find this action morally unacceptable because the destruction of forests increase  
15 carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, which can negative  impact the environment. Environmental
16 ethics, along with human values, make for challenging philosophic  debates about man’s interaction with the
17 environment. Water and air pollution, the deplete  of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, destruction of
18 ecosystems, and global climate change are all part of the environment  ethics debate. And we see that within
19 the discipline of environmental ethics there are tough ethical decision  humans must consider. For example: is
20 it acceptable for poor farmers in undevelop  countries to cut down forest to make room for farmland, even if
21 this action harms the environment? Is it morally wrong for humans to continue to burn fosil fuels knowing that  this
22 action leads to air pollution and global climate changes? Is it ethical  permissible for man to build a hydroelectric
23 that this will disrupt the migration pattern of certain fish, leading to their extinction?   Does a mine
24 company have a moral obligation to restore the natural environment destroy by their mining techniques?
 

 KEY TO Remedial English Test Series 54   Note the correct answers below

01 Environmental ethics is the philosophical discipline that considers the moral and ethical relationship of human
02 beings to the environment. In other words: what, if any, moral obligation does man have to the preservation and
03 care of the non-human world? While ethical issues concerning the environment have been debated for
04 centuries, environmental ethics did not emerge as a philosophical discipline until the 1970s. Its emergence was
05 the result of increased awareness of how the rapidly growing world population was impacting the environment
06 as well as the environmental consequences that came with the growing use of pesticides, technology, and
07 industry. Environmental ethics helps define man’s moral and ethical obligations toward the environment.
08 But human values become a factor when looking at environmental ethics. Human values are the things that are
09 important to individuals that they then use to evaluate actions or events. In other words, humans assign value to
10 certain things and then use this assigned value to make decisions about whether something is right or wrong.
11 Human values are unique to each individual because not everyone places the same importance on each element
12 of life. For example, a person living in poverty in an undeveloped country may find it morally acceptable to cut
13 down the forest to make room for a farm where he can grow food for his family. However, a person in a
14 developed country may find this action morally unacceptable because the destruction of forests increases
15 carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, which can negatively impact the environment. Environmental
16 ethics, along with human values, make for challenging philosophical debates about man’s interaction with the
17 environment. Water and air pollution, the depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, destruction of
18 ecosystems, and global climate change are all part of the environmental ethics debate. And we see that within
19 the discipline of environmental ethics there are tough ethical decisions humans must consider. For example: is
20 it acceptable for poor farmers in undeveloped countries to cut down forest to make room for farmland, even if
21 this action harms the environment? Is it morally wrong for humans to continue to burn fossil fuels knowing that  this
22 action leads to air pollution and global climate changes? Is it ethically permissible for man to build a hydroelectric
23 that this will disrupt the migration pattern of certain fish, leading to their extinction?   Does a mining
24 company have a moral obligation to restore the natural environment destroyed                 by their mining techniques?