Environmental and medical issues

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  • Environmental and medical issues
    • Teachings on the environment
      • Muslim
        • Allah put humans in charge of his creation
        • All humans are caretakers of the Earth
        • They will be judged on how they have lived their lives
        • The balance of the Earth must be maintained
      • Christian
        • God gave humans stewardship
        • Humans have authority over the Earth
        • Humans have a responsibility to care for the world
        • God created the world so therefore they must look after it
    • Infertility treatment
      • AIH- sperm is medically put into the womb
      • AID- a sperm donor is put into the womb
      • IVF- an egg is fertilized in a test tube with a sperm then put back into the womb
      • Embryo donation- Both sperm and eggs are provided and placed into the womb
      • Muslim attitudes
        • If Allah does not want a couple to have children they should not
        • Using a donor is seen as adultery
        • Surrogacy is seen as adultery
        • IVF is allowed as the sperm and egg used are from the couple
      • Christian attitudes
        • No one has the right to have children if this is not God's will
        • treatments with donors is seen as adultery
        • It allows infertile couples to have children
        • God gave humans the knowledge
    • Global warming
      • It is the increase in the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere
      • Effects
        • Ice melts
        • Drought
        • Rain, flooding
        • Extreme weather
        • Animals and plants may die out
      • Solutions
        • Individually
        • Government and organisations
        • Scientists
    • Natural resources
      • Are naturally occurring materials which can be used by humans
      • Renewable resources
        • Wind
        • Wood
        • Solar
        • Water
      • Non renewable resources
        • Coal
        • Oil
        • Gas
        • Minerals
    • Pollution
      • Contamination of the environment which damages and spoils the world
      • Types
        • Waste
        • Land
        • Air
        • Water
      • Solutions
        • create less waste
        • Use alternative energy sources
        • Government action
        • Alternative manufacturing methods
    • Transplant surgery
      • Issues
        • Who should get the organs?
        • When is someone actually dead
        • Should humans use organs from animals
      • Muslims
        • Agree
          • Saves lives
          • Live donations are k as people can survive with one kidney
          • To close relatives it is ok
          • Can be seen as a good action
        • Disagree
          • Body should be buried soon after death
          • Body will be resurrected and they need the organs
          • Goes against the sanctity of life
          • All people are equal as the teeth of a comb
      • Christians
        • Agree
          • Is a loving and charitable act
          • Shows gratitude to God for the gift of life
          • Is a matter of personal conscience
          • A body is not needed for an afterlife
        • Disagree
          • Goes against the sanctity of life
          • It interferes with God's plan
          • It replaces a part of God's creation
          • Organs shouldn't be replaced if the damage was caused by themselves

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