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Are humans the cause for extinction of other species?

  • We are the cause

    In our wars we fight each other and with our bombs we destroy habitats we liter the world with nuclear waste the ground in many places under the soil are buried bullets. We destroy forests our natural resources to build weapons. And what about the food those people who need to eat food animals we kill and that we lead them to extinction.

  • Industrialisation, species introduction and hunting

    1. We have expanded our cuties and communities by so much we have pretty much destroyed thousands of animals natural habitats and the have had to adapt quickly. This unfortunately is not always possible so they are quickl left being unable to live in a newly hostile environments.
    2. We have introduced many species of domesticated animals to isolated habitats which previously uninhabited places. They either are carriers of diseases which sweep through a population of animals or are hunters of these animals. These animals have never been hunted by the new species before so they don't know how to react.
    3. Many species are over hunted. The demand from specific species have driven them to extinction. The humans did not give the animals a chance to breed and recover the number lost.

    I admit we are now starting to change things, but can we really make up for centuries of uneducated destruction.

  • We are to blame

    We are taking out 137 animals every day and species are being killed off 1000 times more than normal and if we keep going at the rate now 11% of animals will have gone by 2050. We don't care about this though its all about 'my wages are too low' or 'my boss is unfair' as if we're 5 year olds, we share this planet by the way, we're not the main story lets think about our neighbours!

  • We are to blame

    We are taking out 137 animals every day and species are being killed off 1000 times more than normal and if we keep going at the rate now 11% of animals will have gone by 2050. We don't care about this though its all about 'my wages are too low' or 'my boss is unfair' as if we're 5 year olds, we share this planet by the way, we're not the main story lets think about our neighbours!

  • Humans are Greedy

    Because of human greed now many animals are going extinct. Think about it, we are making these animals disappear forever. They will never be seen again. We need to stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about the animals. Why can't humans understand that the animals need our help!!! We are their voice!!

  • Humans are Greedy

    Because of human greed now many animals are going extinct. Think about it, we are making these animals disappear forever. They will never be seen again. We need to stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about the animals. Why can't humans understand that the animals need our help!!! We are their voice!!

  • Humans are Reckless

    We waste money on crap that kills our atmosphere and pollute the world but we thinks its okay because it doesn't have an immediate effect..... I'm 15 and I know this. Shouldn't everyone else? We are ruining the world for generations to come. What is wrong with mankind? Answer: everything......

  • No because of Jesus Christ

    Made things the way they are supposed to be and if he wants animals to become extinct then so be it. It is just God's will and he wants life to go as it is, except with no sins. Pollution is not a sin, Jesus made pollution so we just control it as best as we can.

  • Yes they are

    Humans extinction for species Humans deforestation.Dump garbage to the river .Due to that animals cant live.Air pollution and environmental pollution are main cause for this.Human beings like us do not clear any thing and save the environment.Do not dump garbages to rivers save forests and clear the unwanted properties.And keep clean the environment. Thanks

  • Humans extinction for species

    Humans deforestation.Dump garbage to the river .Due to that animals cant live.Air pollution and environmental pollution are main cause for this.Human beings like us do not clear any thing and save the environment.Do not dump garbages to rivers save forests and clear the unwanted properties.And keep clean the environment. Thanks

  • No, natural selection is.

    I'm posting in the NO column because people have this insanely egotistical notion that these extinctions would not take place if we did something different. This planet was once totally inhospitable and it is a known and accepted scientific fact that it will eventually die as a whole when our sun goes supernova. Populating Mars will not save us. And every day possible havens in the universe are zipping farther away at astronomical rates, making it exponentially more impossible to reach them. EVERY species on planet Earth is DESTINED to ultimately become extinct including HUMANS. 99% already have without any cause from us. I fully expect that 99% of the current living species SHOULD and MUST become extinct at some time well before the planet's ultimate demise with or without us. NEW and BETTER species will arise and they will in turn become extinct as well. And well before the Supernova the Earth's core will cool enough to cause the loss of it's magnetic field. This will cause the loss of our atmosphere which will destroy EVERY living thing on Earth unless we can manage save ourselves and any species that are necessary for our perpetuation. This of course assumes that we CAN cope with the loss of the atmosphere in 'artificial' habitats, and survive long enough to evolve into species that can withstand Solar bombardment or mitigate it with artificial magnetic force fields. And Jupiter insures that is a near certainty that without Human intervention meteoric impacts will cause a great many extinctions that we are already preparing to prevent. In effect we may be he ONLY HOPE for the select species that we are ABLE to SAVE. For a while a least...

  • We are not the primary cause of extinction!

    Fact-Household cats are linked to the ACTUAL extinction of over 30 species on islands (Nature article). Because of the nature of the animal, feline, and the fact they are nocturnal, the best available information are estimates. It is thus estimated, household cats kill approximately 2.55BB birds per year and 13.9 BB mammals per year. Just so we are clear, the BB stands for Billion! OH, this is information related to just the United States ecology! So, the top threat to any particular species going extinct is not humans, it is cats.

    Please stop with the Anonymous postings, and please reference something that can be verified.

  • Humans have as much right to the earth as other animals, but they are not the only cause of extinction, as there are other natural forces at work.

    While humans have definitely brought about the extinction of some animal species, due to hunting or encroachment on natural habitat, they are not the only cause. Despite popular belief, there are still natural forces at work in this world that are much more powerful than even the entirety of the human population. The world has seen the extinction of literally millions of species, and humans have caused only a very small percentage of those extinctions. And most of those were only due to partial responsibility.

    Posted by: MariaR
  • No with a capitol N

    We are the cause of some of the species to go away, like the dodo bird, but not by a long shot. Of course some dummies support animal cruelty, but normal people. We all love are little dog Gracey, or our cat Bobby, and some of us support animal shelters. We create natural, untouched, reserves for our animals we harmed too far, and help them. Think about the whale, hunted. Now think of Whale watchers. Why when we buy a burger king kid's meal for our kids, it says "help wildlife, environment, or education." Did we kill dinosaurs? I agree we should respect our earth and it's animals, but if there's one animal left on earth, and a poor man with kids starving, we gotta eat.

  • The wrong thoughts of UN-brain human

    Why human will responsible for the extension of nature if our opponent argue with us then they are wrong they may tell that the pollution are taking place for vehicles that we ride are exerting polluted gas but why they are not thinking that this human have developed the filtration process to control And reduce the rate of pollution they may told us that cutting trees and reducing the forest for over population but why they don't understand this population have a good think also that by using less place many people can live the common example is the flats

  • Question makes no sense to begin with.

    This question makes no sense, what species? Humans surely did not wipe out the dinosaurs. And they certainly did not wipe out 99% of all ever living species. Sure humans have caused extinction of a few species but it's nothing compared to the constant natural selection occurring everywhere. Species not evolved enough for the dynamic environment will die. This question tries to make people feel guilty for something that has been happening for the passed million years. Furthermore, humans have also "created" pesticide resistant weeds and insecticide resistant mosquitoes, therefore humans have also improved several species but we don't hear about that do we?

  • No they dont

    Ya humans used to be the cause of extinction a lot of years before but not any more. My worthy opponents may tell that there are still cases if hunting and poaching of animals, yes indeed they are true, but the people who are doing all this stuff are just a bunch of law breakers who doesn't have the rights to be called a human being. And also there are many breeding centers in zoos and wild life sanctuaries which help the animals which are in the brim of extinction by making them mate.

  • There are many wildlife centers being set up...

    As my opponents said, people do kill animals. But why don't you look at from another angle? There are more than a thousand wildlife protection centers set up in the world by the same humans who you say are responsible for extinction of other species. Killing 1 or 2 and saving 100s of them doesn't make any difference.

  • We're bringing them back

    According to National Geographic, scientists are currently working on a project of de-extinction; bringing extinct species back to life. So obviously they are doing the complete opposite of causing extinctions in this case.

    We've only been around for at most the past million years and we've only managed to considerably affect the environment in the last century. It's not like we can do much or did do much. "Species" on the other hand have been going extinct since ever. You don't need to be a genius to work out the obvious fact that the first few hundred/million/billions of species that went extinct were not the fault of humans.

  • Extinction is a natural process

    Extinction is a natural process, because humans have not been around forever to cause extinction. Like the dinosaurs, no humans were around for thousands of years after they went extinct. It was caused by a meteor hurtling towards the Earth, which then made a giant cloud of dust that blocked the sun, making it super cold and prevented plant growth, which caused the dinosaurs to starve and freeze to death.


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