Guiding Inquiry: How are corporations contributing to environmental issues in both a positive and negative way?
Guiding Thought Question: Can large multinational corporations be trusted to ensure they are not causing irreparable harm to the environment or are government regulations necessary to prevent them from doing so? Explain your answer.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will examine the ways in which businesses have a negative impact on the environment but then also how many are looking to improve their environmental footprint. Students will discuss the connections between economic and environmental systems and make scientific models displaying the relationship between corporations and the environment.
Forum 1.6 - To Be Trusted?
1/24/2023 01:47:28 pm
i think that business corporations could be trusted if they have a commited plan to ensure that they are doing what they need to do to not harm the environment. and the government shouldnt be agenst having having a business pro change for the environment.
1/24/2023 01:49:12 pm
I don't think corporations should be trusted to ensure they are not causing harm because they could easily give the wrong data just to continue on and make more moneyyyyyyyy
1/24/2023 01:49:19 pm
No they can't be trusted because most of the big corporations will do anything to make more money so they don't care if it affects the environment. I think there should be government regulations to prevent them from doing so
1/24/2023 01:51:21 pm
I believe that government regulations are required, because as we saw with Timber Barons and other businesses that unsustainably harnessed the environment's resources, there'll always be certain lines of business and certain people that don't give nearly enough of a care to sacrifice some cash.
1/25/2023 07:34:54 am
I don't think large corporations and companies can be trusted to regulate their practices to be safe for the environment. Industries have proven that they will choose profit over the environment every time, and therefore need to have set regulations because otherwise they will continue harming the environment with no consequences.
1/25/2023 07:35:14 am
I think they can be trusted, depending on the cooperation. If there is a set plan and progress being noted, then we can trust them. If there is no proof that the business actually wants to help, and only use it as financial gain, then we should not trust them.
1/25/2023 07:37:09 am
I think that it depends on the business. Some businesses only care about themselves and how much money they are getting, while other businesses actually care about what they are doing to affect the environment.
1/25/2023 07:37:22 am
-so far, it appears that businesses will cause harm to the environment if there are no government regulations on the matter
1/25/2023 07:37:37 am
Historically, they cannot be trusted. The most obvious example is big oil. They've been destroying the environment for hundreds of years now and have proven time and time again that they will dodge science and regulation. Governments need to Crack down hard on any like businesses, but are held back by special interests.
1/25/2023 07:37:49 am
I don't think that businesses should be trusted because most businesses are in it for the money so they will do whatever they can to get more of it and when it comes to putting regulations on what they can do it coasts more money that they don't want to spend.
1/25/2023 12:23:23 pm
government regulations are needed because cooperation's will always compromise there environmental goals (if they have any) to boost there profits.
1/25/2023 12:24:24 pm
For some, they can probably be trusted to ensure safety because corporations can either be bad or good so some might not ensure safety but some do. For example, IKEA is an environmentally friendly worldwide corporation. Some government may need to be involved if the corporations aren't doing enough but if they are then it is probably not necessary.
1/25/2023 12:25:59 pm
Depends if there are restrictions put on what they can and cannot do, or if there is an economic incentive to do so. If not I think it would be unwise to give complete control to large companies.
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