Essay: Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Policy
Notwithstanding the fact the economic benefit of coal in Australia and indeed across the world it has ethical implications. There are ethical viewpoints that across the realm of anthropocentrism to geocentricism. These viewpoints influence a lot on how an individual will view the world. These viewpoints become the spectacles through which stakeholders see reality just as how an individual with black glasses will see the world around him as black or darkened.
Sometime there can be a dispute within individual glasses whenever she/he argues that the world is black as this argument will not be tolerated by the person who sees reality with naked eyes. The main aim is to establish who sees reality as it is and without prejudice or bias. This is the same danger with the different viewpoints mentioned above. Unfortunately or fortunately, this viewpoints influence policy-making especially on natural policies.