Q. With reference to Ecology, Consider the following statements::
1.Shallow ecologism reduces the inequalities between countries.
2.Shallow ecologism primarily serves to maintain the lifestyle of those dwelling in developed countries.
3.Deep ecologism believes that humans should radically change their relationship with nature.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] .1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Shallow ecology refers to the philosophical or political position that environmental preservation should only be practiced to the extent that it meets human interests.

  • Statement 1 is incorrect: Shallow ecologism further widens the inequalities between countries.
  • Statement 2 is correct: Shallow ecologism primarily serves to maintain the lifestyle of those dwelling in developed countries.

Deep ecologism believes that humans should radically change their relationship with nature. Its proponents reject shallow ecologism for prioritizing humans above other forms of life, and subsequently preserving the environmentally destructive way of life in modern societies. (Statement 3 is correct)

Source: The Hindu