Earth creatures are a part of maintaining ecosystems. Without them, it can be said that the earth may be in a state of “collapse”. With time, our earth has experienced five biological extinction processes. And now it seems that the earth has once again let us saw signs of “biological extinction”.
For years, scientists have warned that our planet may be facing the “sixth biological extinction”. But everyone does not seem to care about the development of the ecosystem. So the emissions are still being discharged, and the damage is still destroying. This has led to a vicious cycle of the ecosystem.
What impact did the five biological extinctions of the earth bring?
According to data from scientific records, the first mass extinction, also known as the Ordovician extinction.
Occurred 440 million years ago, resulting in the extinction of about 85% of species.
The second time was 365 million years ago, also known as the Devonian mass extinction. Mainly because of the extinction of marine life.
The third time was 250 million years ago, also known as the Permian extinction. Caused more than 96% of the Earth ’s creatures to become extinct.
The fourth time was 200 million years ago, also known as the Triassic extinction, and reptiles were hit hard.
The fifth 65 million years ago, also known as the Cretaceous mass extinction of dinosaur mass extinction.
The sixth time, maybe today, scientists may have experienced the biggest extinction event since the dinosaur mass extinction.
Of course, we have discussed more the sixth biological extinction. Whether this time appears is still in dispute. But judging from the five occurrences, the earth ’s creatures are indeed the most important part of every biological extinction “. This is also a reminder to us that it is time to protect the ecosystem. If scientists say it correctly, it may even affect us, because we are also part of the “biological chain”.
What is the state of living things now?
According to the latest report of the “Bioconservation” magazine, as the rate of extinction accelerates. The number of insects in the world has declined/decreased. The number of insects in the world has dropped again. Because this is not the first time that insect problems have been mentioned. Thirty scientists from all over the world issued a warning that insects such as beetles, dragonflies. And other large invertebrates such as snails are declining worldwide for a long time, and humans should quickly implement protection. In 2020, the United Nations released a report on “biodiversity,” claiming that:
“it is not only about wild animals but also about humans”.
This shows that organisms already occupy an important proportion of the basis of our human existence.
The ecosystem of a Destruction
There may be many factors leading to the mass extinction, but the human influence may be the biggest of them. Since the industrial age, 75% of the earth ’s land and 66% of the marine ecosystem have been changed. This is the main reason, and the United Nations is calling for the restoration of the previous ecosystem. But less than half of the unspoiled ecosystem remains Expansion, preliminary estimates that by 2030. Covering more than 30% of the land and sea areas will no longer have the “footprint” of human destruction. Of course, whether this can be successfully implemented until the moment is not clear. Because our goal is to reduce the ecosystem of destruction.
In 2019, the United Nations has also repeatedly warned that of the nearly 8 million species worldwide. 1 million are facing extinction, many of which will be extinct within a few decades. So human time may be running out, do n’t say that there are no signs of disappearance or extinction. A simple example can illustrate. That the event of “the extinction of the white sturgeon in the Yangtze River” in 2020 should be known.
How can insects or other creatures recover?
Scientists have proposed an implementation plan for the “9-point plan” for individuals. Avoid mowing the lawn frequently, plant native plants, avoid using pesticides, reduce tree felling, build an insect habitat. And reduce your carbon footprint, support, and volunteer to protect organizations. And as well as reduce the release of alien species, and focus on tiny living organisms. So from this situation alone, it is indeed something that we humans can easily do. And it is not “speaking in vain”. Of course, the main problem here is that development problems may cause relatively more damage.
And this is inevitable for us human beings, so if we want to change the biological extinction. We may have to fundamentally solve the problem. Just like this epidemic problem, it can be said that it brings a different “look” to the earth. Human activities are limited, so pollution and other problems are manifested as “perfect”. Of course, when human beings resume their activities again, the existing appearance of the earth will inevitably disappear again.
So, this is a problem that directly explains the impact of humans on the earth. Only by protecting the balanced development of the ecosystem can we have a better living space. This is a general situation.