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February 4th, 2017 | Posted by Victoria Grant in Uncategorized

Prompt: How do environmental issues register differently in different cultures? (Or do they?)

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The world is changing and the changes observed are noticed by everyone: maybe at different rates but, noticed. Peoples perspective and action toward the changes are unique and correspond with their cultural background. Cultures clash because of opposing opinions and closed mind-sets yet, there seems to be a common consensus on one thing: environmental issues are real. The world is noticing the problems and cultures have their own way of solving problems.

There is no common solution for the environmental change. Different areas are impacted in different ways with unique contributing factors. The culture of that area impacts the way people address their issues however. I am not an expert on cultures but, when I was younger, I talked to a man who lived on the native reservation of Cherokee Georgia. He told me how his people love in care for the world all the time: not when it becomes an issue. From observations of our current world, I do know some cultures seem more active in environmental activism while others are critical.

Developing countries have a stronger connection to nature. They are the first areas affected by environmental issues and sometimes the most strongly impacted. People have a stronger dependence on their resources and treat nature more precious. Countries like America attack environmental issues when they finally reach their borders instead of solving the problem when it arises.

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Sources

Indigenous Economics Part 1: Native Americans and Environmental Protest

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/07/us/dakota-access-pipeline-visual-guide/

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