My first piece of evidence in favour of human activity leading to extinction is ‘humans are driving animals to extinction faster than they can evolve ‘written by Juliette Jowit, (on Sunday the 7th of March 2010), the guardian newspaper, 15/01/15. This source is very reliable as it has been said by experts on animal, survival and extinction. In this article it explains that humans are one of the main causes of animal extinction and this is driven by the destruction of habitats(deforestation),hunting, the spread of alien predators(invasive species),disease and climate change. Also, due to these causes humans are effecting the cycle of evolution and this partly happens through the
Also, on a timeline, it states that invasions began from 27 BCE and they ended during 476 CE, when Rome fell. Then means that Rome was continuously being invaded for about four hundred years. In addition, severe natural disasters were another step leading to the collapse of the empire. According to Document F, many earthquakes took place. They weren’t just ordinary earthquakes.
Unlike Homo sapiens, who coexisted during a period of climate change, Neanderthals did not have the technology to survive the harsh temperature changes, which caused rapid decreases in Neanderthal population sizes, ultimately leading to their extinction. Neanderthals arrived in Europe approximately 130,000 to 90,000 years ago, and rapid fluctuations in temperature began to occur 70,000 years ago (“Anthropology: How Neanderthals chilled out”, 1990, p. 189). The average temperature would rise and fall several degrees within a short period of time. The once flourishing flora and fauna of Europe diminished at an alarming rate, as did the Neanderthal populations (Palmer, 2004, p. 10). Neanderthals could not acquire sufficient food or adequate shelter in order to maintain their population size.
Our Planet is doomed to Extinction Norman Myers wrote this shocking article “Tropical Forests and their Species” to inform people of what is happening to our planet. Our planet is doomed to extinction because the human race is thinking only of economic benefits. Draining, bulldozing and paving the land for housing complexes, roads and malls all destroy wildlife habitat. In “Tropical Forests and their species” Myers stated, “Of all species that have ever existed, possibly half a billion or more, there now remain only a few million. But the natural background rate of extinction during the past 600 million years, the period of major life, has been on the order of only one species every year or so.
- A scientific study said it was a once-in-700-years track. - The scope and cost of recovery was estimated at $50 billion, compared to $55 million for recovery of Hurricane Irene that occurred in August 2011. II. Hurricane Sandy was one of the most devastating things to happen to my home state. So many of my family and friends’ homes were completely destroyed.
Perhaps this so-called Ice-Age has something to do with the spread. Not only did the plague spread west, it spread in every direction, and the Asian nation suffered just as much as the European nation. In China, the population dropped from 125 million to 90 million in less than a hundred years. The
The Black Death was on of the most severe epidemics in history. In 1347 A.D., this great plague swept over Europe, ravaging cities and causing widespread hysteria and death. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% – 60% of Europe's population, reducing the world's population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. This has been seen as having created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover.
Dozens of architectural and cultural sites will also disappear under the reservoir. Among the most notable are relics of the ancient Ba people, who lived in the region some 4,000 years ago. 300,000 Killed in 20th-Century Floods Chinese authorities estimate that some 300,000 people were killed in the 20th century's largest Yangtze River floods. Officials believe that the dam will protect some 15 million people from such deadly waters, as well as 1.5 million acres (607,000 hectares) of farmland. The wall is built
B. There are patches in the ocean that are thick, like plastic soup, that have actually been given names. The largest of these has been dubbed The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it is about the size of Texas. We throw away about 2.5million plastic bottles an hour. C. if not stopped over time the earth with slowly decay and changes in the environment will take place such as acid rain or water that’s become to toxic to drink plus animals will die from the trap like waste.
The plague typically killed sixty to seventy percent of its human victims. It actually wiped out some small villages and towns. Social, economic, and demographics on the society were affected during this time, and in later centuries. How much change to society and economics of the world did this plague cause, and what was the Black Death? The Black Death was another word for the Bubonic plague.