Someone on the other side claimed "...If there's one animal left on earth, and a poor man with kids starving, we gotta eat".
Just give me one example in recently decades human had to resort to consuming the very last of a species to survive? For God's sake just take a look how many surplus food end up in the landfills each year because we have too much. Starvation is a political/man-made problem, it is by no means unsolvable.
Nowadays its all about money.
You kill off species that are threats to your livestocks / plants.
You kill them off because lots of people are willing to pay you with loads of cash for it.
Facts are facts.
Don't twist it around to make it looks innocent or out of necessity.
Humans cause animal extinction by over hunting, polluting , destroying habitats. They do not even think about the animals ,they just go on and do it without even thinking about the animals. They need to think before they do things. They just pollute without thinking of anything but them selves
To support large population land has to be taken over for living and cultivation. To bring more land under cultivation forests have to be cleared when forests are cleared animals are deprived of their habitats. They go to human settlement to search for food where most animals are killed because of fear.
First of all animals are not harmful,
People use deforestation to harm them just because they want to earn more money and agriculture purposes! Hello global warming is caused by us what happen in the 1950's where we were using tusks of elephants to make white piano keys? Even though now it's banned people are still killing it for their valuable things on them. There teeth and tusk. We should preserve animals in the forest, deserts, all biomes for future generations like the world wonders!!!!!!! They're important and remember we are also animals so it's not NECESSARY TO KILL THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Humans are jst so greedy about spaces that we cut off trees etc. just so we make our living spaces. I'm pretty sure animals want to do that to us to! I'm sure were not all the reasons because some animals die because of bruises or fight etc. But we are the MAIN reason why they are dying! Now look at animals they come into backyards and people say "Oh we have ANIMALS COME TO OUR BACKYARD"" What do you expect? We are killing their habitat. If someone kicks you out of the house..... Where do you live? ON THE STREETS. Can people kick you out> NO because you dont have anywhere to live!
I REST MY CASE!
• We need to preserve the environment that we have today for future generations to come without compromising the needs of our current population
• Humans are animals too if we didn’t interfere and create medicine to preserve life we would of been dead due to natural extinction
• Because we have done so much damage to the natural habitat to many creatures we have the moral obligation to rectify the damage we’ve done
• We interfere with the natural extinction of animals every time we go to the doctor or hospital to receive medication
• If a certain species die out because we didn’t interfere, it will impact the food chain. Therefore many other animals will go extinct because of the collapsed food chain
• If we don’t interfere with the extinction of animal we lose the ability to study and understand the way animals live
• We also lose the ability to learn from animals and their ways
• If we never cut down trees and polluted the environment nothing would ever go extinct
If asking whether humans are causing the extinction of other species, then the answer is underwhelming yes. Human beings are currently causing the sixth mass extinction that we, humans, know about. The first was 450 mill years ago- an ice age. The last one wiped out the dinosaurs with an asteroid.
Elizabeth Kolbert just wrote a really depressing book about it...
I don't know why this is up for debate? We already have caused the extinction of many species in history. I'm not talking about pollution of destroying the environment(which are still problems). We have on multiple occasions gone to a new area and just simply killed off an entire species. The dodo bird, which many believe died in the ice age or some other natural evolutionary way, was actually hunted to extinction by humans. I think all species will eventually go extinct as the world goes through its natural patterns, but we have definitely killed off many species by simply killing them. There really isn't a question.
They cause pollution, which damages the environment they live in. Therefore destroying the environment the various animals live in. Humans use fossil fuels which are responsible for emitting greenhouse gasses. The greenhouse gasses caused by humans are also changing the climate. Changing the climate can make certain animals extinct. This is not fair as animals have to suffer as well.
If there was no humans there wouldn't be any of the problems that has caused extinction, overpopulation, pollution, deforestation...The list can go on and on. Humans are the real cause, no humans equal none of the things in that list would have happened. This is why Humans are the cause of extinction
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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?