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Besure to read Making Arguments II and follow the instructions there for this forum. Be sure as well to view this week’s documentaries (Heat and War on the EPA) before responding to the questions below. Click
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Please read the quotation below from one of our readings for this week and then respond to this week’s question:
In “The Once and Future World,” the journalist J.B. MacKinnon cites records from recent centuries that hint at what has only just been lost: “In the North Atlantic, a school of cod stalls a tall ship in midocean; off Sydney, Australia, a ship’s captain sails from noon until sunset through pods of sperm whales as far as the eye can see. … Pacific pioneers complain to the authorities that splashing salmon threaten to swamp their canoes.” There were reports of lions in the south of France, walruses at the mouth of the Thames, flocks of birds that took three days to fly overhead, as many as 100 blue whales in the Southern Ocean for every one that’s there now. “These are not sights from some ancient age of fire and ice,” MacKinnon writes. “We are talking about things seen by human eyes, recalled in human memory.”.
What we’re losing is not just the diversity part of biodiversity, but the bio part: life in sheer quantity. While I was writing this article, scientists learned that the world’s largest king penguin colony shrank by 88 percent in 35 years, that more than 97 percent of the bluefin tuna that once lived in the ocean are gone. The number of Sophie the Giraffe toys sold in France in a single year is nine times the number of all the giraffes that still live in Africa
If at this point, we can’t do anything about the whole-scale destruction of the biosphere (much of which has already occurred) EXCEPT to experience the defaunation and functions extinctions currently unfolding, does a moral reason still exist for changing how we live our lives? Must 200 word minimum must be a full page. Note conclusion must be in blue and no longer than 2 sentences. APA format