Thinking about what it means to be a human being in the 21st century comes with many different aspects that one needs to take into consideration. Human Rights is becoming more complicated as life requires more in some areas and less in other as it proceeds. Clean air and water are one of those rights that every human being should have access to. When humans are denied access to those two, especially for political or class stratification reasons, a case of environmental injustice should be identified. Not everyone has equal access to all resources neither does everyone consume the same amount. The role of a government in a country is to make sure that they care and work enough to provide their citizens with all the needs necessary. When it fails to do so, a problem can be identified. In order to overcome that problem we need ideas and those ideas need to turn into actions that make a difference.
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