Endangered Species

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We have inherited much from planet Earth, such as natural resources and every single one of the living creatures that planet earth is home to. However, in the preceding decades much has happened to our environments. After years of burning unlimited amount of fossil fuels and releasing harmful gases into the atmosphere, we have reached a point where it has affected our ecosystem. As result of the changes in our ecosystem, we have placed extreme amount of stress on living organisms. Animal population decreasing is one aspect of life; we have witnessed certain animal population decrease to dangerous levels but not anywhere close to the extinction rates of today. As selfish as humans might be, now is the time for us to take responsibility for our actions and start caring about our soon to be extinct wild life.

Ever since the Middle Ages, the world has had problems with keeping constant number of wild life animals; however, in the past, the problems were mainly caused because of over harvesting. Nevertheless, today we are facing a greater problem, which is global warming. Gases released into the atmosphere layer up in addition to the ozone layer and trap more light waves in Earth’s atmosphere that results in heat cause global warming. Higher temperatures affect the ecosystem, the outcome being longer and warmer summers with fewer rains. Living organisms have to adjust and adapt to warmer temperatures, less habitat, and more frequent acid rains. We have more endangered species today than we ever did in the past. According to Lauren Kurpis, organizer of the website endangered species, California alone has 289 species of plants and animals that are about to face extinction (Kurpis L.). Animals do have seasonal routines, which they rely on for survivor. Fewer rains and warmer summer’s means they would have to adapt and change there routine in order for them to live; unfortunately, these changes occur in a rapid pace that most of the animals are not able to adjust...
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