Consumerism is a curse on the environment. Discuss.

Author: Chirin Soh
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2019
Grade: N.A.

Cities are being submerged by rising sea
levels. Thousands of sea turtles and millions of seabirds are washing up ashore
due to pollutants in the ocean. The loss of habitat is leading to the
extinction of thousands of species. Such are the headlines about the
environment that frequently plague our society today. They can be attributed to
the rise of consumerism as firms and countries seek to maximise their profits
and achieve economic growth. It has led to mass destruction of natural habitats

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