Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The decrease of animals, from terrestrial to marine, has been a controversial subject in politics, science, and even in average households. Because of the dysfunctual political family, it is nearly impossible to get the whole story of the population dangers. Some claim that you cannot put a monetary quantity on the environment, and therefore, ecosystems should be left to fend for themsleves. Others speak their minds in a more liberal tone; there needs to be changes, putting the U.S. in a good situation both naturally and economically. Despite their current standpoint on the issue, they cannot refuse the obvious changes happening on Earth. Natural barriers are destroyed, leaving civilizations vulnerable to disasters such as the floods in Bangladesh and India. Results from scientific investigations show oxygen levels are being reduced alongside an excess of CO2 and pollution in the air, promoting air traffic. Indian preservations are also being threatened due to their "natural" lifestyle as well as materials they use that are given to them as a gift from Mother Nature. previous wars do not provide support of a clean future either. The Gulf War consumed a notable amount of uranium supply, while the Vietnam war defoliated the Vietnamese rainforest. 44% of the land-based Eco-friendly areas fall below the standards of protection at 10%. The debates stated above also impede on goals of governmental and environmentalist programs. The Age of Aquarius is supposed to bring about an era of new beginnings and revitalization. However, current records say otherwise. To illustrate this detail, the tropical cone snail contains the most prodigious quota of pharmacopoeia in the organic world. Their specific makeup is a perfect example to help man kind better comprehend cell composition, as well as opens up doors in the biomedicine field. physicians and chemists have already fabricated a pain medication that is one hundred times more potent than morphine, called Prialt. Nonetheless, this particular genus is dying out due to mental and physical capitalization they have experienced in addition to climate change. Their coastal domain is being destroyed one degree at a time. Dr. Richmond Leakey, head of the Kenya Civil Service, declared that there are "ten to one hundred million species and fifty-five percent will die off in the next fifty to one hundred years." Not only does this close doors for any state-of-the-art experimentation, but niches will not be filled, leaving ecosystems to deteriorate. These are all reasons why the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) has solidified their objectives in the man versus nature battle. They are continuing to decrease deforestation in half by the year 2035, rationalize CO2 excretions by 1.5 Gt, and reimburse the U.S. administration with $3.2 trillion. Too many lives have been lost due to the global affect of global warming, but cognitively, we cannot embrace its powers until we are directly modified. This is no longer an option. Whatever you can do to help save the environment is worth it; its the little things that count.