The a serious challenge to the ecological sustainability.

The first point on
which the scholars in the field debate on is whether the extinction of species is
worth the growth in an economy.  Eugene
A. Rosa one of the authors of the book “Human Footprints on the Global
Environment” who is a professor at the Washington State University says that
the extinction of species is a serious challenge to the ecological
sustainability. On the other hand Robert J. P. Gale the author of the article
“Environment and Economy” who works at the Department of Public Health in the City
of Toronto Environmental Protection Office says that the extinction of species
is not a big threat.

The second point
on which the scholars in the field debate on is whether energy consumption is
more harmful to the environment or more beneficial to the economy. Eugene A.
Rose one of the authors of the book “Human Footprints on the Global
Environment” who is a professor at the Washington State University says that
energy consumption is a threat to nature’s capital in many ways. On the other
hand Clem Tisdell who is a professor in the University of Queensland says that
energy consumption is not a big deal because they can be renewed or an
alternative can be found for them.

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My first premise
discusses whether the extinction of species is worth the growth in an economy
or not.

My second premise
is whether energy consumption is more harmful to the environment or more
beneficial to the economy.

Now, it can be
concluded that in both the premises whatever Rosa said is more right than what
the other two authors said. His argument that extinction of species and energy
consumption are both very dangerous and their costs are higher than their
benefits.

 

 

 

Gale, Robert
J. P. “Environment And Economy: The Policy Models Of
Development.” Environment And Behavior, vol 24, no. 6, 1992,
pp. 723-737. doi:10.1177%2F0013916592246002.

Rosa, Eugene A., et al. Human Footprints on the Global Environment :
Threats to Sustainability, MIT Press, 2010. ProQuest Ebook Central,
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/UTS/detail.action?docID=3339098.

Tisdell, Clem. “Globalization and sustainability:
environmental Kuznets curve and the WTO.” Ecological
Economics, vol 39, 2001, pp 185-96.
131.252.97.79/Transfer/ES_Pubs/ESVal/EnviroKuznetCurve/tisdell-01_EKCandWTO_ecolecon_v39.pdf.