While I believe that most of us could take a little more time outside instead of on our smart phones, I think some things like having greener cars, or paying our bills online go a long way in helping the environment. I think that maybe we need to realize what technology is good for us and which type is ruining us in the long run. Before the Industrial Revolution and the technological advances it brought, the world didn't have big problems with global warming. We have to realize that with more technology, there is more destruction.
If we put our scientific minds to it, I believe it can help the environment. You see "green" businesses popping up everywhere now. And, even "green" schools, to learn about wind and solar energy. We can't continue down the road we are forever.
It has been proven that science has the potential to help the environment, from developing clean energy sources, to showing that dirty energy has polluted the environment and, potentially, caused climate change. However, without the actions to actually create the beneficial impact to the environment, like funding for clean energy and regulation on pollutants, science cannot always help the environment, itself.
Sience can help improve the enviroment because how would we get all of this new tecnology like touch screen and apple computers and all of this other tecnology. If science couldn't help improve the enviroment then how come cars exist! Cars have lots of tecnology in them and if cars didn't have tecnology in them they wouldn't be able to move. And how come these all these stay green signs everywhere?
Science is beneficial both to the environment and to people, allowing for research into the causes that effect the environment, and the finding of solutions to environmental problems that arise. Without science, there would be no greater understanding of the world, no way to recognize problems, and no viable means to fix these issues.
Science helps to improve the environment by finding out what causes damage to our planet. Then, science works to find ways to stop the damage. When we find out what kinds of things are polluting the earth, we can make laws to cut down on these pollutants and make inventions, like the catalytic converter, for cars.
You need to have science to study the impact of technical and mechanical advances on the earth. Science has brought to light problems that arise by using things certain ways. This has led to improvements in using chemicals on crops and insects, and how it is best to put the earth back to the way it was after mining, construction and agriculture have altered it so. The downside is when science is used to advance an agenda and does not look at all data before coming to a conclusion, such as in global warming and other environmental regulations.
Science only finds solutions to problems that were caused by man. However you can not blame science for the lack of knowledge management by humans. What we need is more self control, not another Iphone that only makes us feel smarter because we can search for every answer. Furthermore, the only solution humans have is to realize that humans are destructive within themselves .
You see it is really a matter of opinion because for instance the Japanese are whaling for 'scientific reasons' and while this may benefit science it is not helping the environment, another example are the chemicals the science community are using while possibly being this?osed of correctly they still contribute to landfill as you cannot re-use most chemicals. Or 'experiments' on animals such as when they made a spider goat, a goat that creates silk, but this is cruel to the environment. If we didn't have science then wed be like in the medieval times which may be a worse for us, but its definitely a lot better for the environment.
To suggest that science destroys the environment is similar to suggesting that guns kill people. Science didn't create an atom bomb. Men who discovered a violent application to recent nuclear technology conceived the atomic bomb. Science can not be blamed on the whole for a haze over a city, a polluted water supply or oil spilling into the ocean. Scientific results often contradict themselves one year to the next; usually this happens in the health industry. The proper term for this discussion would be "industry." Science looks into unanswered questions while industry puts practical application to scientific breakthroughs. Still, I believe it is impossible to gain greater understanding of this world without leaving some kind of footprint. Some question will always exist and so someone will likely need to chop down a tree or kill a mouse to answer it. However, destruction is part of life and as long as good stewardship remains over the planet, then it will thrive as it always has.