Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance

Greentumble

We now understand that Earth’s ability to provide the clean air and water and moderate temperatures humans need to survive is dependent upon its entire web of life working in harmony which is the reason why the importance of biodiversity hotspots grows with every new claim of the natural environment. In fact, the biologically rich areas represent a very small fraction of Earth’s land. Plants supply the clean air we need to breathe.

The Best Campaigns of All Time to Save Vanishing Species

Greentumble

Each year a lot of effort goes into conserving species that are under tremendous threat of extinction. All five species of rhino are threatened with extinction. The white-tailed eagle, also known as “sea eagle,” went extinct in Britain in 1917.

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Why Is Biodiversity Important to Ecosystems?

Greentumble

Biodiversity, short for biological diversity refers to the variety of life. If there are a great number and variety of species, the disappearance of one species for whatever reason will not have as much effect on the ecosystem as a whole than it would if the extinct species had played a critical role, that is offered a function upon which other species relied exclusively [3]. The list of services ecosystems perform for us is extensive and includes: clean air and water.

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As Climate Talks Open in Cancún, World Leaders Must Seek Steep Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Green (Living) Review

The rapid warming of the Arctic threatens the polar bear with extinction and the rest of the world with sea-level rise from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet; the global climate crisis puts many of the world’s other plants and animals at risk as well, including corals, birds, amphibians and mammals. The United States has already taken some significant steps, including the use of the Clean Air Act, one of the country’s most successful environmental laws, to curb carbon pollution.

What Are the Major Threats to Biodiversity?

Greentumble

Trillions of species have arisen and vanished into extinction on planet earth and even following each of five mass extinctions, life has reborn and evolved to where we are today. . Air pollution. But do we even realize how much we rely on intact ecosystems to purify and replenish the air we need to breathe, the water we need to drink and the land upon which we grow our food? We cannot manufacture the clean air, clean water or fertile soil we need to survive.

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Why Is It Important to Conserve Biodiversity?

Greentumble

Over that time, over 95 percent of the species that have existed have become extinct and new species better adapted to threats and changing conditions have evolved. . Well, because it appears that a single species, Homo Sapiens , may well cause a mass extinction which will include its own species as we too are dependent on our habitat. A mass extinction is defined as a time when 75 percent or more of species are lost over a short geological time scale.

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The Main Causes of Land Pollution

Greentumble

Air and water pollution are often more discernible than land pollution and evoke a more visceral response, a revulsion against what can be seen. It can be direct , for example, from dumping toxic chemicals directly on to a site, or indirect , for example where toxic chemicals leach through the soil from particulates that have settled from air pollution from a nearby lead smelter [1]. . This waste often becomes toxic when exposed to air and water. .

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Why Is Biodiversity Important?

Greentumble

It is a prerequisite for our ecosystems to function and provide clean air and water. Today 6,800 of those are extinct [2]. What is not produced is threatened with extinction. Plants take carbon dioxide from the air for photosynthesis. Obviously we need air!

What Are the Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Loss?

Greentumble

How much biodiversity can we lose and still count on the earth to provide us with breathable air, clean water and food? Their production and disposal defiles the air and water and renders much of our soil infertile. 92 percent of the world breathes unhealthy air.

4 External Factors Stunting Plant Growth and Why We Should Worry

Eco Friendly Daily

Every third grader knows this…but as the third grader grows up to adulthood, does he realize that this very scribbled equation is a tenuous balance between us and our extinction. How are we inhibiting the fragile biology of plants? Air Pollution – Man made pollutants from smoke spewing chimneys and exhaust pipes are releasing tons of particulate matter into the atmosphere. 6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2. This is the fundamental reason that life exists as we know it.

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The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

In New York’s Times Square, members of the Committee to Defend Biodiversity handed out condoms in colorful packages depicting endangered animals, while a huge and expensive video billboard warned that “human overpopulation is driving species extinct.”. In 1962, in Our Synthetic Environment, Murray Bookchin wrote: “The needs of industrial plants are being placed before man’s need for clean air; the disposal of industrial wastes has gained priority over the community’s need for clean water.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Climate scientists believe that any increase in average global temperatures beyond 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels will lead to dangerous climate change, causing large-scale desertification, crop failure, inundation of coastal cities, mass migration to higher and cooler ground, widespread extinctions of flora and fauna, proliferating disease, and possible social collapse. We have no carbon tax, nor any program of robust investment in clean technology.

Rethinking GNP: From welfare to cost

The Green Changemakers

Ecological balance requires measures of renewable resource extraction relative to renewal rates, extinction rates relative to speciation rates, and waste emission flows relative to waste absorption capacity. GNP perversely measures resource extraction as a benefit while largely ignoring extinction rates and waste emissions. He holds degrees in biology, international affairs and economics.

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Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage?

AGreenLiving

There is now believed to be more carbon dioxide in the air than any time in the last 3 million years. Our oceans are on track by the end of this century to become more acidic than they’ve been in some 15 million years — when they were enduring a major extinction event. “We’re on the precipice of a number of climate and biological tipping points.” Will a Biden administration be able to reverse Trump’s climate damage?

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