Week 7

“Eating Animals”

The effect of the meat business on environmental change alone is sufficiently startling to consider. Jonathon Foer examines the likelihood of eating hounds, as a result of the measure of pooch meat tossed out each year, however, Foer does provide a decent argument. On the off chance that we can legitimize eating pigs, which are similarly as clever as pooches, how might we legitimize not eating hounds, as some areas in the world already condone it (Asia). Foer proceeds to contend how humans would guard themselves if the dynamic relationship between prey and predator were entirely reversed with humans being the prey. Foer’s argument is not as far-fetched as it may appear, considering if dinosaurs never went extinct, humans would not be able to dominate the food chain, thus limiting technological prowess and innovation. Given that if mankind wasn’t the apex predator, humans would first need to adapt to survival instincts, preventing the steady development of civilization.

Environmental News

As indicated by Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry, the Dead Sea is retreating at a rate of four feet for every year. Its 30-mile length is just 50% of what it was a century prior. It is Israel’s biggest lake and has since quite a while ago filled in as the nation’s fundamental wellspring of freshwater. Be that as it may, today scarcely any water is discharged; its saltiness is the most noteworthy it has been in 50 years and increasing at a fast rate. These waterways are not just scriptural locales, holy to billions of individuals around the globe. They are additionally pivotal to the survival of the general population who live here. These lakes and streams framed the support of development since some time before even Cleopatra showered in the Dead Sea for its rumored medical advantages. Many stress what could happen to this officially unpredictable piece of the world if its water sources keep on contracting.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/israel-jordan-dying-dead-sea-pollution-tourism/

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