Why Do People Destroy The Environment?

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Generally speaking, people do not cause harm to the environment for malicious or deliberate reasons. Instead they inadvertently damage the environment because they either do not care passionately about environmentalism or they are ignorant and unaware of the consequences of their actions.
A prime example of this would be people who do not make any attempts to recycle their household waste. People tend to neglect to do so because they find the process of separating their trash to be time consuming and troublesome. A failure to recycle is normally out of laziness rather than a deliberate attempt to hinder the cause of environmentalism.
One of the great problems in trying to convince people to be more environmentally friendly in their day-to-day lives is that the consequences of a person's actions are not immediately obvious. While people continue to have access to the world's natural resources, they are less inclined to worry about these resources running out since it is something that is only likely to happen decades into the future. Most people have a tendency to live in the present and concentrate on the immediate future rather than think about the longer-term consequences of the actions they take today.
The belief that one person's actions alone cannot make a difference to the world is also a commonly used excuse by people who make little attempt to conserve and protect the environment.
In many cases, it is extremely difficult for people to be entirely environmentally friendly in spite of their best intentions. The use of automobiles, for instance, is a common cause of air pollution across the world, yet in terms of saving time it is generally the most efficient mode of transport for people to get from their home to their place of work.
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Hly NZ answered
People are destroying the enviroment because there are people out there not trying to make a difference. For example not recycling waste or rubbish. This is just a vicious cycle that ends up going back to the animals and then to humans again. Pollution is the biggest killer to our enviroment with the plants and ozone layers and its unfortunate that not everyone is trying to help. Because if they all did it would make a huge difference. I think there people just don't care because at the moment its not really affecting them directly but it will affect those in the future. Lets hope and pray that this will change very soon. Thankfully there are many people out there trying to spread the word and trying to save our enviroment.
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john erickson answered
People do not destroy the environment, they change it. Unfortunately, often that means renduring it unsuitable for people, but other species may thrive because of those changes. Why do people change the environment? Because one of the most fundemental laws is survival and most of the people view their survival has having a car, driving to work, enjoying and consuming resources. If they understood that this behavior was leading to their destruction, they would probably stop. But a drug addict usually does not stop until they reach rock bottom and see they have no other alternative. We will probably do the same.
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If we continue destroying the nature or the mother earth it is like also we destroy our selves how about our health...some paople didnt think whats the effect if they continue destroying the nature or the mother earth....some people make it hobbies..why people destroying the nature?????????????????/
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If we continue destroying the nature or the mother earth it is like also we destroy our selves how about our health...some paople didnt think whats the effect if they continue destroying the nature or the mother earth....some people make it hobbies..why people destroying the nature?????????????????/
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The number of people that is population is increasing day by day. The primary needs are increasing. Because of this reason, people cutting trees, The water scarcity increasing, and so  etc.etc. Problems are arising. We first have to decrease the population I mean every one must and should follow the rule which are given by govt. THANK YOU.
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We as human beings are destroying the environment by pollution.
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To sustain human life, we must sustain nature's life.
This must be ying and yang on a larger scale. One can't exist without the other.
The trees give us oxygen to live, we give them carbon dioxide to live.
The water is a required fluid for our body we need everyday.
To infect those things, or to destroy them is to do the same unto us.
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People destroy the earth because they are selfish and couldn't understand the feeling and problems of the talk less animals. When they interfere in the habitate or environment of animals they don't mind it where as when a animal comes to their environment when the people have destroyed his habitat they mind it a lot and kill him. People use to forget that they have come on the earth empty hand and to use the resources and will go empty hand. They are not here to destroy the environment. They have no right to destroy the nature. Nature don't belongs them only. When this nature won't be there they won't be there.
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Humans destroy the environment because they are greedy, and value economical sustainability more than environmental sustainability.
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I think that each individual person think "oh if I drop litter its okay because I am only 1 person out the whole world so nothing will happen" when actually loads happens because everyone thinks the same so everyone drops a bit of litter thinking it don't matter if I drop litter because no one else does. And also I love animals too and if the earth  is heating up more and more animals are dieing and if there was no animals we would all die because we will have a shortage of food supplies  thank you SO much for reading this.
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I think that all humans on earth are arrogant nobodies who don't have a life and decide to litter. Personally I have a huge project on guess what... Global Warming! I decided to go on this site because it came up on google and I clicked on it. I am glad iI did. This site is the bomb. I have to post more often. Anyways back to the topic at hand (not literally), so I am bias if you couldn't tell. If you couldn't then I will say GO EARTH!!! KICK BUTT!!!
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When people destroy the earth they don't think about there child's future they just care about themselves for the moment.Because in the future if they don't stop the bad things will become worse.
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They destroy it because they want to live and they have to have a toilet papers or paper...
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People destroy our enviroment because they thing it is fun. People do not pot there rubbish in the bin because they think the bin is to far away and so they shave it down holes and live it on the grownd for other people to pick up. At school my class picked up 1845 pices of rubbish. It was a lot so now you no to

  pick up rubbish if you see a pice
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Because its in the people of batman city in new yap city
because they fell like it :)
haha lol
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