The Future of Life Essay

866 Words Feb 3rd, 2008 4 Pages
The Future of Life

In the book The Future of Life, Edward O. Wilson tells us environmentalism is a large-scale lesson in sacrifice. Some people will think when humans protecting the environment, they always need to give up something. When humans need to protect an endangered species, some people will lose their money, jobs and even their home. People will think the Earth's gain is human's lost and stop to protect the environment. However, they forget humans are themselves a part of nature. Humans cannot survive without the natural environment. Wilson follows with a cogent outline of how the environmental crisis is threatening the Earth, focusing on the rapid destruction of species we have not even begun to classify. He points out
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The population of domestic pigs growth rapidly, because of they don't have any competitor and predator. They eat whatever they can found in the forest, uprooting and toppling tree ferns. Moreover, they also leaving their droppings at everywhere and spreading the seeds in their droppings. The result is plants grow at everywhere and become over crowed. The domestic pigs caused a huge change to the habitat. The changes of habitat leaded to the extinction of some native species, because they lost their foods and living places. When humans noticed the problem, they sent teams of pig hunters and specially trained dog to hunt the pigs. Humans had cut domestic pigs population, but humans could never eliminate them. Another example is house cats, that they also make a huge damage to Hawaii's natural environment. House cats hunt and kill birds, which has lead to the extinction of some Hawaii native species.
The Future of Life is a magisterial accomplishment: both a moving description of biosphere and a guidebook for the protection of its entire species, including humankind. Humans should stop causing damage to the natural environment. When the extinction of any species occurs, there's no way to gain it back. The result will be leak of diversity in biosphere, and finally the ecosystem will collapse. Humans should learn to protect the environment, since humans are themselves a

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