35:8 Is he whose evil deed is made fair-seeming to him so that he considers it good? — Now surely Allah leaves in error whom He pleases and guides aright whom He pleases, so let not thy soul waste in grief for them. Surely Allah is Knower of what they do.
35:9 And Allah is He Who sends the winds, so they raise a cloud, then We drive it on to a dead land, and therewith give life to the earth after its death. Even so is the quickening.
Chapter 35 verses 8 and 9 say that some ‘evil’ deeds are ‘fair seeming’ to wrong doers. Environmental damage is one such ‘evil’ deed which seems fair to those who do it for ‘evil’ represents an action that harms others. This is why we will be required to justify to Allah that what we did was the right thing to do. The lesson is that we should look at our actions to see how they impact on others now and in the future.