Spending on pro-environmental behavior has more benefits to a healthy living and survival of human beings. Protecting the environment is equivalent to protecting and supporting the life of man in the face of the earth. For instance, in areas where the environment is exhausted, the health of people becomes unhealthy. An environment that is not healthy contributes a quarter of diseases burden across the world, and one-third of these diseases is found among the children. Therefore, advocating environment protection behavior through funding is a critical tool in ensuring that the environment that we live in supports healthy living and it can sustain life even in the future generations. Pro-environmental behavior will be instrumental in mitigating environment-related risks such as life-threatening diseases.
Pro-environmental behavior leads to a better environmental condition that ensures that people dwell in a more comfortable way in better environmental situations. This action implies that the pro-environmental behavior improves the hedonic welfare on the macro level by enhancing the conditions of the environment that people exist. Evidently, nationwide pollution and biodiversity loss contributes negatively to the welfare of inhabitants. Lower amount of carbon dioxide emitted per unit of GDP is mostly found in countries with higher well-being. What's more, average satisfaction with life is higher in nations that accentuate more on environmental sustainability index. In addition, pro-environmental behavior can be said to bring inherent pleasure. For example, some individuals identify organic food as tastier in comparison to the non-organic foods. According to such people, consuming that category of food benefits the environment as well as giving them pleasure. Therefore, pro-environmental behavior provides intrinsic pleasure as well as helping people live a sustainable lifestyle justifying the need to spend on pro-environmental behavior by the senator.
Overpopulation can be good to the environment in the sense that it helps to create awareness of resource and environment. As the population continues to increase and its negative effects become more evident, people begin to look for better ways to manage the environment. Consequently, awareness of humanity’s effect upon the natural resources and the environment increases. Better and effective ways of regulating resource exploitation are initiated, and the environment protection laws also become more enforced.
Overpopulation is not desirable due to its negative impacts to the environment across the world, and USA is not exempted. High level of population implies consumption increment with no limit. Overpopulation leads to the destruction of the natural environment, exhaustion of resources as well as putting societies at the risk of collapse. Overpopulation leads to an upsurge in the demand for food, water, electricity, and fossil fuels. USA utilizes more than thirty percent of the world’s natural resources and thus further increment in population will only exert more pressure on them causing exhaustion of the environment.