4.5 billion years ago, the Earth was formed. The molten rock cooled, the plants sprouted and eventually, animals began to roam the land. While the origin of humans may be up for debate, the developing ruin of our planet is not up for argument. The ozone layer has a hole in it, our cities are filled with smog, the forests are lessening and quicker and quicker, our animals are dying out.
According to research published in the highly-acclaimed scientific journal Science, humans are killing off species a thousand times faster than nature creates them. According to Stuart Pimm, a conservation ecologist at Duke University and the president of a nonprofit conservation group named Saving Species, Earth should only lose a bird species once every thousand years. However, at least 150 bird species have gone extinct in only 500 years. What does that say about how we are treating this planet? Surely, nature didn't intend for humans to kill out absolutely everything.
The article, from Live Science, ended with the line "It's like death and taxes...[extinction numbers] may be inevitable, but you don't want them to be too high."