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Arguementative Environment Currently a controversy is swirling over the issues raised by the despoiling of the worlds natural environment Poet Stanley Kunitz in The War Against the Trees depicts a man watching his neighbor who sold his lawn to standard oil Kunitz 122 laugh as bulldozers ruin the natural beauty of the grounds with its forsythia-forays and hydrangea-raids Kunitz 123 As industry wages war not just against flowers and shrubbery but also against the towns pleasant past Kunitzs speaker is angry that this war against the great-grandfathers of the town Kunitz 123 is destroying these ancestors attempt to preserve nature not allow the green world Kunitz 123 to be turned into a death-foxed page Kunitz 123 of barrenness Some pro-environmentalists like Sioux medicine man John Fire Lame Deer claim that the damage industrialized society has done to nature is both immense and nearly criminal the result of greed Lame Deer complains that the white men have not only despoiled the earth the rocks the minerals all of which they call dead but which are very much alive they have even changed the animals which are a part of us part of the Great Spirit changed them in a horrible way so no one can recognize them Erodes 209 On the other hand conservatives frequently label environmentalists as extremists who despise almost all of capitalisms practices regarding ecology That is some extremist defenders of the profit motive name call terming environmentalists vandals Huber2 1 who prefer forests over jobs Huber2 1 that the industrial age provides Clearly the issue has been politicized Nonetheless no one can deny that the earth while not on the brink of annihilation has been polluted and our air contaminated by the inroads created by the mechanized era Furthermore no caring person should recommend a do-nothing policy regarding the preservation of our environment which we ourselves are in the process of ruining The answer to the ecological dilemma is to assess
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