TCCD Will humans survive mass extinction?

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extinction position

A position paper is a paper where opinion is stated and supported. The use of at least 2 peer reviewed sources is required each paper. More than two sources are welcome and they can be other types of sources, but at least two must be from a peer reviewed journal. will humans survive mass extinction?

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Mass Extinction
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Mass Extinction

Mass extinction is an event that involves a large-scale decrease in the diversity of the
ecosystem. For example, according to archaeologists, the seafloor shows proof of a diverse and
thriving ecosystem which existed prehistorically, however, these organisms became extinct after
the catastrophic “great dying” event. Nonetheless, after the great dying, there was great
diversification and rise of new multicellular organisms (Barnosky, 2019). In the last 500 million
years the earth has suffered five mass extinctions. Currently, the world is on the brink of another
extinction which is primarily caused by human activity which has jeopardized the earth’s
ecosystem. The prediction date stands at 2100 which begs the question if humans can escape
another great extinction. It is possible for humans to Survive mass extinctio...

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