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Long Term Sustainability

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Humans have been around for 200,000 years, and while this may seem like a long time, it is belittled by the fact the earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. In this time we have taken control of this planet and accomplished many other amazing feats but we still face one problem: long-term sustainability. There are a lot of potential situations that could cause humanity to cease in existence, three of which are climate change, loss of biodiversity, and loss of bees. People have been trying to solve these problems and though they have not been eliminated, some have been improved on. For example, there have been efforts made to stop climate change and they have worked, the hole in the ozone layer is getting smaller. Humans are amazing, but we are not immortal. We will need to find solutions to these problems if we are to survive much longer.…show more content…
There are many ways to slow and eventually extinguish global warming. Lessening fossil fuel use will help significantly to reduce greenhouse gas. Planting trees will also help because they reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is in the atmosphere. Recycling can play a big role in fixing the hole in the ozone because so much energy goes towards getting rid of waste. The loss of biodiversity is a potential downfall of the human race. Humans have been driving the extinction of thousands of other species and that number could grow in years to come. Biodiversity is the variety of organisms or life in a particular area. One way to stop us from killing every other species is to stop or slow deforestation, another is to stop poachers from killing them. Humans are also overfishing and emptying the seas, dropping the fish population. With all of this loss in variety of species, cultures will run out of food and they will no longer be able to sustain
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