Yesterday was Endangered Species Day. This is a great time to think about how humans have affected other life forms on this planet. In short: we have not been very good to them! Life has existed on this planet for 3.8 billion years, and in that time, there have been extinction periods. However, in all that time, scientists have found that there have been 5 major extinction periods. These were caused by global climate change, meteor or comet impacts, massive volcanic activity and other reasons.
Today, however, humans have entered into the fray. Due to climate change, pollution, and the purposeful destruction of habitats, we humans have triggered the 6th major extinction period of life on this planet.
Get involved! We all need to be lobbying our law makers to protect endangered species. The Defenders of Wildlife have a great summary of what we can do: http://www.defendersblog.org/2017/05/dont-let-today-last-celebration-endangered-species-day/
Humans can be a force for good in the world! Get involved today.