Second, the government must abandon its cost-benefit assessment and “acceptable-risk” formula for determining environmental policy. These policies are biased in favor of the rich and contribute significant damage to the environment.
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY: No matter who is at fault with respect to the systems we currently inhabit as individuals, we, too, play a large role in environmental destruction. However, by being able to modify our lifestyle habits and change our environmental consciousness, we are able to create enormous change in terms of habits and our ability to play a role as activists. This is true on the global, political, corporate, local, and individual levels.
Until we accept these realities and take actions to reinforce change, it is unlikely our current environmental woes will improve anytime in the near future.