Human interventions in stopping various occurrences in the marine environment are common; in fact, humans have been reusing to reverse as many problems in the environment as possible. Some professionals argue that, “No matter what actions are taken in the future, these problems will persist because they’re natural occurrences and are not related to human intervention.” One wonders whether this statement is true as it suggests that human actions are natural in the environment and, therefore, any attempts to control then are acts in futility.
I believe that the human interventions are increasing the depletion of the ozone layer rather than reducing the effects. One has to consider the type of actions that humans engage in in the attempt to reverse natural occurrence. In the environment, the flow of energy is natural and may not be controlled by human actions. All what humans considers as natural disasters are well placed in the natural occurrence such that they serve as a purpose of changing the current environment. So why then do human have to strive so much to conserve them?
According to Habitat conservation, habitats do not exist in isolation. The fact that there is a direct interconnection in all habitats makes them to have a natural flow of energy that does not require human interventions. For example, if humans being in the process of conserving marine environment introduce tree species that are not naturally available in these ecosystem. For this reason, the humans affect the natural flow of energy in the ecosystem. It is imperative that the efficiency of these tree species might not be as effective as those that could have naturally evolved in the ecosystem without interactions. Therefore, humans in the interventions leads to contribution more of greenhouse gases other than the naturals tree species.
Humans strive to protect some animal species over the others (“Habitat Conservation,” n.d). These acts have critical effects on the total number of animal. Owing to the fact that animals use oxygen in respiration and produce carbon dioxide, maintaining a higher number of animal on earth, even in the face of their extinction is increasing the producers of carbon dioxide, methane, and other gases that pollute the environment. It is on record that human strives to stop as many species from extinction as possible in the name of conserving biodiversity (Anup Shah, n.d). If the evolution is true, therefore, it is expected that other species should naturally fill in the gaps of the extinct species and balance the natural environment without human intervention.
It is worth noting that when humans beings re striving to maintaining or reverse some actions, they do not use the most appropriate techniques to actually achieve the best result. Take for example; the use of fossil fuels is common while humans are travelling to and from the conservation sites. Monitoring and protection of the species in parks considered endangered is done using automobiles that, among other things trample over the natural environment they are attempting conserve. The smoke produced leads to increase in carbon dioxide. Reducing the vegetation cover to build sites for conservation leads to destruction of the carbon sinks and consequently leading to higher concentration of greenhouse gases.
In conclusion, the act of intervention in the attempt to reverse environmental issues is acts in futility. The increase in greenhouse gases in the recent pas indicates this stand. It has never reduced, and may not in the near future.
Habitat Conservation. Accessed from http://marinebio.org/oceans/conservation/habitat- conservation/ on November 23, 2014.
Anup Shah. Why Is Biodiversity Important? Who Cares? Accessed from http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares November 23, 2014.