Assignment 15

Read pages 264 to 288 and answer the following questions:

1. What are some considerations which should be accounted for in making environmental decisions, for instance, 
the decision to clear away a forest to provide lumber, fuel, and farmland acreage?

2. What obligations, if any, do we have to future generations of people?  Is there any moral justification for having
an overall negative effect on the health on the environment during your lifetime?

3. Do you see any merit in the idea of nature itself having intrinsic value?  How much weight, if any, should be
alotted to this factor?

4. What is your opinion of the lifestyle Singer describes in pages 285-288?  Is this a description you would agree
to be morally correct?  Does it suggest changes which should be made in the way you currently live?