Environmental Ethics is an environmental philosophy that explores the ethical relationship between humans and nature. It has raised many questions, such as do humans have rights to take the Earth’s resources to utilise for their own benefit? Does the World exist purely for humanity? It is said that human beings ignore the fact that plants and animals arguably have the same rights and purpose to be on Earth, and by ignoring this humans are being disrespectful and defying environmental ethics.
Is using trees for things such as furniture ethical? Humans are destroying forests, a very important aspect of all ecosystems, for something that is not even required for basic living. On the other hand, the way human society has developed it would be extremely difficult for humans to live to their full potential. So this leads to the main question of does Earth exist for the benefit of humanity?
Of course civilisation needs to act respectfully to the environment in order for the environment to provide a habitat for their survival.Source: daphne.palomar.edu