All life is threatened by a lack of climate protection

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Some people claim that the species, also known as Homo sapiens (Latin for “manly”), is endowed with intelligence superior to other life forms that share Earth’s biosphere. There are days when some find this claim dubious.

Animals don’t seem to realize when some of their actions put them in danger. Overpopulation of a species often leads to disease, starvation, and a host of other problems. Animals fail to recognize the need to adjust their behavior to avoid self-inflicted difficulties.

Humans have realized that their activities are dramatically increasing the levels of carbon in the atmosphere. Scientific analysis has shown that the result could be quite detrimental to the biosphere on which all life depends. While other factors are involved in climate change, as some have argued, it seems prudent that humans do what we can to reduce human impact.

Homo sapiens is the last species of humanity. Homo Neanderthals, Homo Erectus, Homo Ergaster, etc. are all extinct. But they were not the self-proclaimed “wise” people. Increased demands on the biosphere will test Homo sapiens’ ability to make wise decisions. Homo sapiens is the last hope for the biosphere’s human experiment. The future will show if Homo sapiens are smart enough to avert self-inflicted damage to the biosphere, or if future generations will have to deal with what we left behind.

A popular saying is “HumanKind, Be Both” to which “Homo Sapiens, Be Both” could be added.

Joe Baniak

Troy

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