The extinction rate is something that all humans should be worried about. Extinction is a characteristic process that human have served to quicken. As people change and advance, the world is additionally going to be evolving. There are a few elements that have helped the termination rate. The principal element is a worldwide temperature alteration. The second variable is a natural surroundings that is continually evolving. “In fact, 99 percent of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and global warming (Wake, 2008).
I believe that as humans, we need to do everything that we can to change. Some of the ways to change this is to stop buying goods from the big box stores, having too many electronic devices, and stop all of the harmful things that are done to the environment on a regular basis without people realizing that it is happening. “Because of the rate of change in our biosphere is increasing, and because every species’ extinction potentially leads of the extinction of others bound to that species in a complex ecological web, numbers of extinctions are likely to snowball in the coming decades as ecosystems unravel.” (Tilman, 1994).
It appears that as a whole, we are slowly killing ourselves. We need to think about if some of the animals that eat on a regular basis die off, it is going to be very hard for humans to survive. Something else for us to think about is the soil that we are planting things in, if it becomes bad, then we are no longer going to be able to grow our food. All we have to do is make small changes in the environment to change everything (Turk, 2014).
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