Could the Human Species Go Extinct?
If you know much about natural history and science, you know there have been several mass extinction events in the past. The one that killed the dinosaurs was only one. In fact, there have been five such events. Many scientists and experts warn of an impending mass extinction event, a sixth one. Will humans survive this? Is it possible that humans could go extinct as so many other species have before?
The answer may surprise and startle you. The probability of global catastrophe is very high, actually. Nuclear weapons and climate change are humanity’s most pressing existential threats, and inaction on these has continued, endangering every person, everywhere on Earth. How much longer can humanity last?
In a recent study that has generated much conversation, it estimates that as many as three-quarters of animal species could be extinct within several human lifetimes. This sounds incredibly alarming. Is there any chance we can stop this massive loss of life? There’s another important question to ask, though. Are humans destined to become casualties of our own recklessness? Why would our actions and changes in the Earth’s climate do away with so many species, and we not be one of them? Surely we are less able to adapt to catastrophic changes than say, a reptile or a bug.
In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times. In the past, it has been climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, and a space rock that smashed into the Earth and obliterated the dinosaurs and a bunch of other species. These events are known as the Big Five mass extinctions, and all signs suggest we are now on the precipice of a sixth. Will the next big extinction be similar to these others? Or will we bring it upon ourselves with nuclear war? The Equilibra Series begins with The Ultimatum and goes into this topic in depth.
Mother Earth is communicating to us the current, imminent, and potential “desequilibra” that
threaten the ecosystems and the synergies between them that support life on Planet Earth. What is clear, and what is beyond dispute, is that we are living in a time of very, very elevated extinction rates. Will our species go extinct? The short answer is yes. The fossil record shows everything goes extinct, eventually. Almost all species that ever lived, over 99.9%, are now extinct. A true mass extinction might take many thousands of years to play out. You won’t be around to see how it all ends. This is why now is the time to read about it, learn about it, and do all you can to stop it from happening. It is imperative that we transform ourselves now or decline and perish as a result of the consequences of our own actions, a species suicide.