Biodiversity loss is probably true, and we understand that it is not a good thing. But, why should we be so concerned? How does that affect us? Is there anything to be really worried about?
These are some of the common expressions most of us have when we hear about biodiversity loss. But we are woefully ignorant and completely wrong. We are as much affected by the biodiversity loss as any other being on earth, and that includes all the animals, plants, and every living and breathing life form. Biodiversity is more complex than we can imagine, and any loss to it can potentially damage the chance of continuity of life on earth as we know it. Human beings can also easily perish. Let us know this in depth.
Biodiversity Loss Causes A Lethal Chain Reaction
If you think that loss of biodiversity will not affect humans, think again. Remember how much you are using natural products in your day to day life. Even if you are sustaining on packaged food, where do you think they come from? And, how do you think will our food supply look like without the biodiversity in place?
Imagine A World Without Bees
You will probably say that it isn’t too hard to imagine the world without bees, the really small insects we often don’t come across! But, imagine the work they do. Bees are one of the top pollinators. Now, you probably remember the need of pollination. Without pollination we will not even have fruits. In course of time more species of trees, plants, and crops will die out. And, finally we will start facing global food crisis. Without bees the chain reaction caused will cast ominous shadow over all life forms. These small creatures are the reason that we have such huge diversity of fruits and other naturally available food items.
Even Coral Lifeforms Are Important
Corals play important role as well. They contain the highest biodiversity. However, that is not the only thing that they are important for. The coastal areas are protected by the corals. They prevent the coasts from disintegrating due to waves and storms. Corals also provide protection to various marine lifeforms. Damage to the corals are extensive, and that is something we should be worried about.
Humans Are Heavily Dependent On Biodiversity On Earth
Human beings are highly dependent on nature for survival. Even though we process various types of food items and manufacture various gadgets to help in our daily life, but, when it comes to survival, we are indebted to nature. There is no way human beings can survive without the resources provided by the biodiversity of earth. We have an enormous population and we are the largest consumer of natural resources and naturally available food items. It is the biodiversity that allows us to sustain without causing global food crisis. But, unless we act today, there is no way we will survive tomorrow. The biodiversity needs protection for us to survive. If you ignore that now, tomorrow you will have nothing to survive with.