Since the rise of environmental awareness,health awareness, business and industry have always considered environmentalism a waste of time, only getting in the way of profits and production.
From the perspective of business and health, environmentalists push for health regulations and restrictions on businesses which cost the latter more money and frequently restrict activities.
Natural gases from rotting vegetation of poor health and methane contribute to acid rain which can harm the health of the eco system, but the main source of this problem is the burning of fossil fuels. The use of cars and other motor vehicles causes an increase in carbon emission disturbing the health of our lungs. Gas emissions from industry such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are absorbed into rain water making it acidic ruining the health of waterways and lakes. This leads to corrosion of buildings, metals and destruction of vegetation.
Without this health hazard, farms are able to produce a better harvest with crops of better health, and urban buildings can reduce capital by not having to repair the building every few years. What business and commerce don’t realize is that they can actually save money by being environmentally responsible and care for the planet’s health, at the same time protecting the very resources on which they depend. Thus, if we decrease the burning of fossil fuels, we will not only save money but in addition, gain money too.
Also, by decreasing these pollutants from vehicles and factories, it would ultimately result in the decrease in other hazards as well, such as shutting down nuclear plants will abort possibilities of future accidents which is one of the greatest health hazards today. But the most important benefit from decreased pollutants is health issues.
These factors can lead to a newly developed economy that protects what it needs instead of destroying it. Despite historical differences between advocates of business and the environment, the fact is the two can and must utilize each other for the future success of both.