Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Humans: cause of the next mass extinction?

There's no argument that humans are the most powerful species on the planet. We may not be the best in strength, speed, or claws, but our brains have allowed our species to be the most prosperous. However, are humans good for other species? Evidence shows that we are detrimental to many of other species. Over the last 500 years, our species has caused the extinction of 322 species that we know of (there are still species that we don't know exist). It's alarming that humanity has made that much of an impact, and we still continue to do so. Though there are already innovations made to protect the environment, the journey to create a sustainable community is far from over.

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