What is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the diversity of life that exists on the earth.
There are many different species and lifeforms that exist on our planet.This concept is known as biological diversity or the shorter phrase Biodiversity. This includes every organism that you have never heard of to the largest tree or mammal you can think of.
Many forms of life make up the way we live today. The things that we take for granted in our everyday life such as the food we eat, the medications that we take, the clothing we wear and even the houses that we live in, are there because of what nature has provided through the web of life that we call Biodiversity.
The loss of Biodiversity is the problem While we understand that extinction is a fact of life, there are many species that are now becoming extinct at an alarming rate. When a form of life ceases to exist, it will affect another form of life. Every living thing is connected in the web of life.
Biodiversity loss is not an isolated issue that affects just a certain group of people. It affects everyone, no matter where on earth you live or what your culture is.
Things We Take For Granted
In Our Everyday Life
Biodiversity and Climate Change
The number one threat to biodiversity is Climate Change. There shouldn’t be too much debate about the reality of Climate Change these days, as we see and hear about the effects of it almost on a daily basis.The acceleration of the sea level, large wildfires dangerous heat waves, droughts ,extreme storm events, have become far too common in too many areas for us to ignore. These things contribute to the loss of Biodiversity. Scientists have good reason to be alarmed about the frequency and severity of these weather events going on around the world.