Key Question: What would an ethic of care towards the environment look like?
An ethic of care towards an environment would be people picking up litter, or not even dumping trash in the first place. People would watch how much CO2 they dispense into the atmosphere. People would also stop poaching animals.
What would be needed to create it?
It will need most if not everyone to work towards caring for the environment and informing everyone how to do so properly.
What would we have to believe about the environment? How should we see it?
We would have to believe that the environment is the one who takes cares of us and that if we want it to continue we would have to start caring for it. We should see it like one of our own, like a child needing to be taken care off but still gives you happiness.
How would we act? – give scenarios
We would like I stated before pick up garbage, like imagine instead of that one person picking up and cleaning the streets and parks it would be almost everyone you see. Another thing is watching our CO2 so people would be biking to places more and using less gas powered technology. Also the poaching of animals would stop but we would have to take care off their habitats to prevent species from dying out, Like the rhinos people would stop killing rhinos for their horns and start trying to help its species repopulate back to safe levels.
What would be different about the world if everyone adopted this ethic of care towards the environment? Benefits and drawbacks?
The world would be cleaner, in looks and feeling. I feel like everyone would know how to care for things so interactions between people would be nicer and everyone would have a common interest. There would really be no drawbacks to this just a little bit off your day to help clean up or fix any mess you see.
Should we adopt an ethic of care towards the environment?
Yes, we should definitely adopt an ethic of care but unfortunately I don’t think it would happen. We live in a day of age where we have information readily available for us to use but even with that knowledge we still are indifferent about the environment well some of not most of us. There are groups who work towards helping the environment but compared to the population of humans they’re but a small part.