The debate "We have caused the extinction of far too many species and need to change our lifestyles to stop it" was started by
March 19, 2015, 12:35 pm.
26 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
wmd posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
I_Voyager, SiGuy27, invincible_01, danielle, PsychDave, Bodaciouslady16, Paul_Gandara, Getmurked, epoche, Devinc25, PathwayHomeFan, Cormi98, ThyDarkest, Untamed, transfanboy, wmd and 10 visitors agree.
Jake, Naudious and 2 visitors disagree.
Yeah, but just speaking in our time. Nature itself just is; it doesn't cause extinctions. Extinctions are just events within nature. Even when humans cause the extinction of animals, we are contained within nature, therefore the claim stays true. But as humans, we've caused an enormous amount of extinctions in a short time and without any asteroids to help us out. I mean, there was a brutal near-extinction event caused by trees hundreds of millions of years ago... But it shouldn't be a competition!
True, but by deforestation, pollution and hunting we have decimated many species that otherwise would not have been. If we can control our impact on the rest of the world's species, we should. More people die of disease than car accidents, but when you get behind the wheel that isn't permission to hit pedestrians. You still have to be careful and respectful, and if you are not and you do hit someone you are held responsible for your actions.
I think nature itself caused more of the extinction of any species. Humans are not responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs for example.