Research and find an alternative/opposing point of view to Climate Change as proposed in the Introduction.
An article written by Matt Ridley and published by The Spector has some different ideas on global warming then what was presented in the book . In “Why climate change is good for the world’ Matt Ridley argues why climate is a good thing. His main arguments are as follows: fewer winter deaths, lower energy costs, better agricultural yields, probably fewer droughts, and maybe richer biodiversity. The crux of most of his arguments is that since carbon monoxide help plants grown the rising CO2 levels will provide better condition to grow plants. This in return will help bring down the cost in money and energy to produce our food which would be a huge benefit. There were more ideas presented in this article and it is an interesting read even if I don’t agree with all of them.
The traditional business attitudes toward the environment that have encouraged environmental degradation and resource depletion.
I would argue that traditional business attitudes do not encourage environmental degradation but rather does not reward environmental conservation. Meaning companies can get more money from being less eco-friendly, but given the chance to gain or save money they would be more eco-friendly. This can be seen in investments in energy efficient technologies. As well as companies changing their regulations to obtain tax breaks and other government subsidies. This why we should encourage funding for research and government programs that are involved in these entities.
Does nature have value in itself?
Nature does have a price since you can pay money to obtain some nature. This can either be in the form of buying land or spending money on a trip to Alaska to get the experience the wild. Due to this yes nature does have value.
Lastly, as you read through Chapter 7, answer this question: Who should pay the cost for protecting the environment — those responsible for causing the pollution or those who stand to benefit from protection and restoration. Explain your position.
Everyone is responsible for the environment. From boy scouts I learned I should leave nature as I found it and only take pictures. I fully believe this think that everyone should be held accountable. Therefore, everyone should be responsible for the cost because we have all added to the problem in one way or another.
 Ridley, Mike. “Do the Benefits of Climate Change Outweigh the Costs?’ RealClearScience,www.realclearscience.com/blog/2018/06/19/do_the_benefits_of_climate_change_outweigh_the_costs.html.