MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – One of the foci discussed at the National Meeting of the Muhammadiyah Council for Environment was cases of the environmental crisis.
Conducted virtually on Saturday (5/6), Head of the Muhammadiyah Council for Environment Muhjidin Mawardi stated four cases of the environmental crisis.
First, Cartesiansm and Anthropocentrism disregard values of natural and only concern with values which benefit humans. The beliefs view that nature is only an inanimate object and has nothing to do with reality.
Second, rapid development of science and technology with Cartesiansm leads to the crisis.
Third, materialism, capitalism, and corruption render natural resource exploitation, believe that nature is nothing to do with science and technology, and refuse involvement of God as the Creature.
Modern science with positivism seems to be an instrument to have a rational and decent life.
Fourth, globalization with various components contributes to the environmental crisis. It’s continuity of capitalism and colonialism with liberalization forcefully included in regulations and programs by global financials institutions sponsored by large-scale free markets. They require cheap raw material supply and labors. As a result, inequalities of the economic system occur because they only consider economy and ignore the environment.
The condition leads to excessive use and massive dredging of natural resources. Indeed, some group of people use science and technology to conquer the nature in developing countries.
For information, the national meeting of the National Meeting of the Muhammadiyah Council for Environment was attended by Chairman of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. H. Syafiq A.; delegates of the Muhammadiyah Council for Environment across Indonesia; Hizbula Wathan; the Muhammadiyah Council for Tabligh; the Muhammadiyah Council for Community Empowerment; Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia; ‘Aisyiyah Environmental and Disaster Management Center; Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of the Republic of Indonesia; Interfaith Rainforest Initiative Indonesia, the Indonesian Forum for Environment (WALHI); and the Center for Restoration of Environment and Natural Resources of the Indonesia Ulema Council.