The Biodiversity And Its Effects On The Environment And Loss Of Resources

2043 Words May 26th, 2016 9 Pages
Existing for over 4.5 billion years, Earth has provided an environment with an abundant and diverse biodiversity with infinite types of organisms and many resources among the ecosystem. As the variety life on Earth survives from the provided resources, the biodiversity itself, however, isn’t sustaining very well after millions of years have passed. With the evolution of humans and population increasing, expansion and migration toward different areas eventually allowed humans to learn how to manipulate the environment, resulting in greater usage of resources and advancements in technology. Due to such developments over the past millions of years, the biodiversity had been greatly affected with immense damages on the environment and loss of resources. This leads to the question of whether or not biodiversity is overprotected, as environmentalists and politicians have debated on both sides of this issue. With endless arguments being made and no correct answer or actions formulated or put out, humans should instead participate in trying to protect the biodiversity themselves as much as possible before it is too late. As this issue is being widely debated, one side argues that biodiversity is indeed overprotected, affecting mainly the humans and nothing more. From the article “Regulating Biodiversity: Tragedy in the Political Commons,” author David N. Laband argues how the biodiversity is in fact overprotected, but on a very large scale. Laband claims how the resources and…

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