Not many know much about the history of Earth and its past global events. These events, known as the 5 Mass Extinctions, managed to change the course of Earth’s history and develop into the big blue globe we live on now. The one most people are familiar with happens to the death of the dinosaurs, the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction as it is known in the science community. More than 70% of lifeforms on Earth during that period were made extinct and those who survived to face the long process of evolution. The one thing all past mass events had in common was their natural selection. With the involvement of humans this time around, we are setting a course for a 6th mass extinction like no other.
This extinction we are currently in, known as the Anthropocene, is being brought upon by humans error in neglect and harm to the environment. Maybe one of the worst mass events to hit the Earth, human activity has affected the Earth and its atmosphere, unlike any other species. There are over 8.7 million species on Earth, according to various reports, that are being poisoned or going extinct as a direct result of humans. The dodo bird is one of the most famous examples of modern-day mass extinction. As livestock and other animals continue to feel the punishment of it all, climate change in recent years has only fast spread the problem.
It’s no question that the signs of climate change are becoming more and more visible in our society. What should be a way to unify mankind to preserve our home has since turned into a form of political science. There’s debate about if climate change is a hoax or ultimately just another chain in the wheel of mankind. Whatever the cause for disagreement, mankind will never get far staying so divided. Humans have already wasted so much time that damages to Earth are becoming a point we can’t come back from.
There is hope for the Earth as organizations continue to try and pick up the slack of others in helping save the planet. World governments are finally seeing the light and taking efforts to decrease their damage. The problem? Events and problems on Earth related to climate change are moving much faster than previous events. We are the only species on Earth with the knowledge and conscious decision to understand what’s happening. But, we are a stubborn race with no regard for our fellow species. It may very fellow be too late.
We are very much beyond saving. In the most honest and possibly frightening way, there’s just not enough of use putting enough resources to help save the Earth. Since the birth of mankind, we have continued to be Mother Earth’s black sheep in a flock of beauty. Humanity has a few flaws that many can deem bad but our inability to see the truth may be our biggest. Scientists and other valuable members of the community better equipped to answer those questions may consider us not lost beyond repair. As for me, looking towards the truth can say that’s not the case. These past two years during a worldwide pandemic have shown we are not the kind-hearted humans we think we are. We are selfish, divided beyond reasoning, and too blindsided to the rapidly growing virus of modern tech. Evolution and the Earth saw us as being the better of all earthly beings but ended up being the deadliest. The worst part about all this? We have only ourselves to blame.