Cmpgroup7environmental Ethics Response Group5

The question is "Why did it take until the '70s for environmental ethics to be viewed in the sub branch of philosophy? What has changed for us to take more notice and place a heavier and more important emphasis on it's reservation?"

Answer:
Before the 1970's, society payed little attention to the effects of pollution, partly because they weren't very noticeable at the time. During the late 1960's and through the 1970's, there was a lot of legislation created to help fight the effects of pollution. The dissappearance of some species along with noticeably dirty air and water were some of the warning signs. Heavy smog in big cities, the burning of the Cuyahoga River, and polluted lakes and rivers are examples of this pollution. People became concerned about the environment because they realized the harmful effects it could have on humans and society.

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