Environmentalism is a social movement that works to protect the natural environment. This includes the plants, animals, and non-living matter that naturally occur in an area. As humans have spread throughout the world and as industry has advanced, the natural environment has been badly damaged. Human actions have caused countless species to go extinct, and have drastically changed the landscape of many regions. To combat this, environmentalist organizations work to raise awareness of the dangers that the natural world faces. They also lobby the government to draft laws and regulations that protect the environment from future damage.
Humans have been aware of their relationship with the environment since before the beginning of recorded history. Some cultures had a detrimental impact...Read more