Legal Aspects of Social Responsibility: Business, Government, and the Environment
The earth is warming up, ice caps are melting, the tillable top soil layer of the earth is getting thinner, drinking water is in short supply and contaminated, surface and underground water supplies and tables are shrinking in size and becoming contaminated, forests are being stunted and shrinking in size, the ozone layer is thinning, buildings and ancient art objects are rapidly deteriorating and eroding away, fish and wildlife are dying, all types of waste material are accumulating, the population is ever increasing, and easily available energy sources are rapidly being depleted. This sounds almost like a horror motion picture where sooner or later some type of monster is going to "grab you" and "do you in"; however, the above scenario is a true-life drama now taking place on good old planet Earth. Without proper care, one or a combination of these conditions could deal the planet a death blow (at least as far as people living on the Earth are concerned) and the true monster would be none other than the selfish inhabitants of the Earth itself. All of the above items either generate pollution or are the result of pollution. Not all of this deterioration from pollution is caused by business alone but by a combination of business, government, and the general public; however, business practices are by far the main contributor to these problems.
The answers and solutions to the problem are not simple ones but ones that will take much continuous work and care. Business and everyone else