Worst Haze Expected
With the uncertainty of our political (to be more specific BN) condition and the repercussion if Anwar really take over the government, the coming haze is definitely not the right time. Interconnections between the environment and the economy are direct and indirect. The effect will depend not only on the number of pollutants present, concentration the time, duration and frequency of exposure to the pollutant, but also on environmental conditions, plant age, stage of development, pretreatment, growth rates and plant physiological and biochemical status. Future research should focus on mechanisms that cause injury, comparative metabolism and the relationship between dose, time and effect. Management of the economic system has an impact on the environment and vice versa, thus natural resources and the environment both serve economic functions and have positive economic value. Treating the environment has having a zero value, increases the risk of over using the resources and environmental pollution which could lead to real losses (or even disaster) in the long term, therefore reducing the welfare of society. In many cases, some form trade-off has been made between economic growth and environmental protection. It is extremely important to make an optimal choice between the two objectives. Failure to make the appropriate decision may lead to costly damages. Resources, such as environment, are scarce. All project costs and benefits should be estimated and analyzed in the context of resource constraints and overall social objectives, including the protection of the environment. Thus, the environment should be treated with the greatest respect.