Jobs/economic growth vs. protecting species
How do we balance it? Unfortunately what is good for the economy: fossil fuel production, factories, farming, housing development. Is bad for our environment. More specifically it's bad for our fellow species survival.
So how do we strike a balance?
A current debate in the U.S.A is the Keystone pipeline that would transport heavy oil from the Canadian tar sands.
If one does not believe there should be any limitation on development of the earth than please explain ethically why humans may do with the earth whatever it chooses.