Today’s levels of biodiversity on Easter Island can be explained in terms of complexity and disturbance because the Easter Island population unknowingly overexploited their island’s natural resources because they were isolated from other islands. 6. I believe that Diamond’s comparison of the civilization on Easter Island with the entire planet is justified because we are aware of the damage we are creating on Earth, while the population of Easter Island had no idea that they were overexploiting Earth’s natural resources. 7. The past civilization on Easter Islands, symbolize today’s human population on Earth because we are also destroying Earth’s recourses through overpopulation and overexploitation.
This means that as we destroy these plants, we destroy the potential to cure life-threatening illnesses and diseases. Deforestation comes in many forms. It is cleared by chainsaws, bulldozers and unsustainable logging for its timber value as well as fires and degradation due to climate change. This is followed by farming and ranching operations. Increasing proportions of deforestation is because of industrial activities and large scale agriculture.
Our planet has now passed into a new era of periodization: the Anthropocene ( a chronlogy that began when human activities started). Some of the main issues that we are now facing is an environmental crisis. In two centuries, Earth has now leaned into a state which was unknown millions of years ago and is completely new. Mankind from as early as the beginning of time has always looked for ways to benefit itself and that to, most often, at the expense of others. We being humans often become selfish and self centered when it comes to making a profit and do not see the long term effects our actions may have , harmful ones especially, on the external environment.
Nowadays debris is an integral part of humanity life. Mankind thinks about how to make the product easier and cheaper to use, but nobody cares what happens with waste after it was used. We contaminate the environment with every decade increasingly: muddied air and water, global warming are an output of human life. The worst thing is that from such attitude other living beings are dying. Millions of animals and birds cannot withstand such environmental changes; their populations become smaller and, eventually, disappear altogether from the face of the earth.
The use of pesticides and the destruction of their natural habitats are killing bees, despite these being fairly solvable issues. Awareness of this issue has been getting larger, but so has the threat of the bee’s extinction. Many still have no idea how people can help their declining population. Saving the bees is an important and urgent cause because of the nutritional, economical, and medicinal benefits they provide us with and the increasing threat of their demise. Although it is unknown to many, bees are the workers behind the making of a lot of food and money.
Humans should change their daily activities since the earth is injured from carbon and methane spike. There are statements that say global warming isn’t the only and not the biggest risk we have in society today; however it’s not supported by scientific facts. In reality one of the biggest issues we have is global warming and its coming from an everyday use of cars and trucks. Cars give out big amount of carbon dioxide and millions of cars are used every day. This spikes carbon in the atmosphere and makes green house gas levels go up.
With dumps and landfills as the highest most people would think that these are ecologically good systems. Surprisingly don 't start actually just holes in the ground filled with our garbage which can cause major problems for the ecosystem and biodiversity of the area. Also, they can cause health and sanitary problems for animals and humans in close proximity. Landfills are much "cleaner" with proper filtration systems, methane gas recovery systems and many more things to try and protect the environment. But, those are all recent additions that were not there a few decades ago.
I believe this is very absurd considering the fact that you were not responsible for it. Even some planned fire can go out of hand leading to major destruction and injuries. According to npr.org, 60 percent of wildfires in national parks are caused by humans and in all forests human cause 84! Because of this stat, it makes it very hard to debate about this, although I believe instead of debating on the topic, people should try to raise awareness to cause less
Also, I think we'll be a magnet for climate refugees or migrants and we'll strain to deal with the numbers of people who may want to come here. Domestically, the effects of sea level rise will be a growing issue, and the costs of adapting could be large, with more frequent floods, and droughts that damage agricultural production. The difference between gross and net is explained by cutting down trees, basically. Our "sinks" of CO2 have decreased as forests have shrunk. Our sources have grown mostly from transport and industry.
Environmental issues began to be discussed and debated only towards the end of the 20th century. Since then significant amount of literature has been penned down raising awareness about issues of pollution, deforestation, animal rights and several others however it has failed to result in major changes, ideas or even actions to save the environment. Several species of animals have become extinct; pollution level is at an all-time high, global warming is leading to severe climate changes all across the globe but these problems do not seem to alarm the decision makers. Leydier & Martin (2013) also states that, “despite the increasing expression of concern in political and media debates about issues such as climate change, pollution and threats