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Analyzinig human impact on the earth

1. Biomes and Diversity

Extinction is a natural selection process. Humans are often responsible for accelerating this process. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources , address whether or not we as humans should be concerned with the extinction rate. Additionally, discuss whether or not humans should strive to preserve representative samples of all biomes on the planet.

2. Food & Agriculture:

In the United States, we are fortunate to have an abundant supply of food. However, this abundance is largely due to advances in agricultural technology, which have in turn created numerous concerns surrounding our food sources. Provide at least two modern examples of how the United States has increased its food production. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources , discuss how these changes have affected the environment, and what impact they have on food safety?

3. Age of Oil:

As you know, our world is heavily dependent on oil. In Chapter 6 of Contemporary Environmental Issues, you have read that there is concern about the possibility of reaching a peak in oil production. Describe at least two alternatives to oil that are currently available and discuss the barriers that keep these alternatives from replacing oil as our primary means of energy? Additionally, utilizing at least two scholarly or reputable resources and your textbook, discuss the role that government plays in ensuring a transition to such alternatives in a post peak-oil world?

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1. Biomes and Diversity
Extinction is a natural selection process. Humans are often responsible for accelerating this process. Using at least two scholarly or reputable resources , address whether or not we as humans should be concerned with the extinction rate. Additionally, discuss whether or not humans should strive to preserve representative samples of all biomes on the planet.

The current mass extinctions, haven't occurred because of Act's of God such as asteroid strikes, volcanic eruptions, and natural climate shifts, but are mostly a result of human activity. Therefore, it's imperative for humans to be concerned with their actions that have negatively imperiled 99 percent of threatened species that are currently at risk of extinction. In addition, the mass extinctions of species could eventually lead to the extinction of the human race if humans' refuse to be concerned about their impact on the global environment. The fact is that every species that goes extinct makes it more susceptible for others to become extinct as a result of the intricate biomes on the planet that are entangled together in a complex ecological process.

Preserving all biomes should be an objective because each biome contains diverse species with unique forms of life that once extinct, will never be on earth again. Because humans are responsible for the environmental conditions that have facilitated the destruction of these biomes, conservation efforts must be extended to all biomes including those with the most to lose such as -rich ecosystems like rainforests and coral reefs as well as biomes with less species' facing extinction such as grasslands, tundra, and polar seas. In all of the biomes, it is necessary for the community and government to work in unison to stave off destruction of these biomes by employing grassroots policies that emphasize the benefits of biodiversity's while ...

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The solution analyzes human impact on the earth. Biomes, diversity, food and oil are analyzed.

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