Agree or disagree.
Human society will always have a negative effect on the environment.
Although it is undeniable that human societies currently inflict damage upon the environment worldwide, I disagree that this will be the case indefinitely.
I believe green technologies, government policies, and societal attitudes will evolve to better accommodate environmental conservation.
Green technology has blossomed into a vibrant global industry, and revolutionary developments are being made on a regular basis. Over the coming decades, the negative effects resulting from drilling for oil or mining for coal can be negated as the fossil fuel industry is increasingly displaced by maturing green technology.
Additionally, more governments are codifying policies vital to the environment.
Such efforts safeguard the habitats of wild species, particularly endangered ones, and highlight a growing trend toward conservation. This will help liberate these species from potential dangers posed by the expansion of urbanization.
Furthermore, societal attitudes toward nature are constantly changing for the better as humans are becoming ever more aware of their environmental footprints. Over the last century, consumerism has become a defining element of people's lives. However, this is gradually being supplanted by an increasingly popular lifestyle that champions minimalism and sustainability over excess and wastefulness. As this lifestyle spreads, the holistic effect of human activities on the environment will become more positive.
In summary, due to the collective efforts of those working to develop new technologies, government policymakers, and the global populace as a whole, human societies will not always have a negative effect on the environment.
I am of the opinion that human society will always have a negative effect on the environment. Human activities have always been destroying the environment, prioritizing the economy and the explosion of the world population will put a huge burden on the environment.
First, human activities themselves are huge damage to the environment. Humans have been farming to feed themselves or building houses to live in, which has caused deforestation. We always rely on fossil fuels for the transportation or distribution of food or goods, which has caused air pollution. Therefore, as long as we continue to exist on this planet, it is a negative effect on the environment.
Secondly, the world population has reached 8 billion and it is estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050. Experts argue that the ideal population for the planet is around 2 billion, which means this planet has already overpopulated. This will certainly cause numerous problems for the environment in the future.
Finally, human beings have always prioritized economic growth over anything and I don’t think this will ever change no matter how badly the environment is damaged.
For the reasons mentioned above, I believe that human society always has a negative effect on the environment.