The Sixth Mass Extinction

The earth has experienced five mass extinction that almost wiped out all life on the planet. Are we next? According to the recent article by National Geographic, the next scare to all life on earth might be sooner then you think.

In this article it talks about how human activities on earth have sped up the process of extinction. The burning of fossil fuels, pollution and disease from human trade have all contributed to the all too soon arrival of the next mass extinction.

Other human actions such as hunting, fishing and deforestation have also contributed to rush this issue. It is said that extinctions on earth are occurring hundreds of times faster than they would naturally. If we continue on this path, the earth could be extinct as soon as 240-540 years.

This is eye opening, 240 years. With today’s technology, the average life expectancy in the U.S is 78 years. In just about three generations of families, the earth could be extinct.

It is factually known that as the population of humans on earth rises, so does the amount of species extinctions. According to Harvard biologist E. O. Willson, 30,000 specious are being driven to extinction each year.

Fifty percent of all land on earth has been transformed for human use. That is one specious. That leaves the other half of the earth to thousands of other species. By cramming and pushing specious out of their natural habitat it makes them a lot more likely to be extinct.

If your thinking that these extinctions of other species on earth won’t effect humans your wrong. All humans will be effected by the extinction of other species on earth. By people pushing these other animals, fish, birds and reptiles to extinction, we are doing it to ourselves also.

There is no doubt that the sixth mass extinction is here. The sooner that people realize the damage the human race is doing to all species on earth the better chance we have. In order to save our planet from what’s to come people need to change. The facts are there, people just need to listen.