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- Environmental Heros by Liora Leah 9 y
- Re: Environmental Heroines and Heros by mu-shen 9 y
- Re: Environmental Heroines and Heros by Liora Leah 9 y
Thank you mu-shen for passing this on!
Yes, it is digusting how multi-nationals exploit the resources of countries and do not adhere to environmental regulations they would in their "home" countries.
They also pollute their own "nests", as we see with ongoing problems in the United States and Canada with fracking, mining, coal and nuclear powered electricity, oil drilling, agro-toxins and GMO's etc etc etc. but you are right, they are worse in countries that do not have many environmental regulations or have them and do not adhere to them or have government officials who "look the other way" in exchange for money in their pockets.
And it's not just U.S./European countries doing the exploiting. I've also read about Chinese companies that are making inroads into African nations and exploiting the workers and the natural resources there, leaving behind big environmental messes.
The problem of exploitation seems to be the "Westernized" i.e. "technology and consumer-driven" countries and their multi-nationals who exploit those countries that have less techno-industrial knowledge, less materialism, and vast untapped resources.
Inherent in this exploitation is a disdain for the indigenous peoples who inhabit the regions where the natural resources are, and a disdain in general for Mother Earth, coupled with a love of profit and power born out of a consumer/materialistic need to "own" things and people.
I see it as a conflict between the Western cultural idea that the earth is here to be conquered and exploited no matter the cost to people or the environment vs. the indigenous world view of the Earth as Mother who gives of Her resources as long as we humans keep in balance with Her.
Thanks again for your comment, mu-shen!
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