In one of the classes I am taking this semester, we talk about marine pollution; specifically, the sources of marine pollution and the remedies for different types of pollution. As we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each remedy, we found out in the end that the best solution is always "do nothing". Human intervention is disrupting the natural equilibrium, and even if we want to make up for our damage, our actions to clean up the ecosystem are causing harm.
However, in this class, we disagreed with the statement that "life will find a way”. And why is that?
In my opinion, if a species is driven to extinction, the natural equilibrium will be restored when alternative species develop to replace the extinct one, but to humans, some functions of the extinct species cannot be replaced. Therefore, we are restoring the ecosystem for ourselves. I envision people will realize that it is human that depends on the ecosystem, not the ecosystem that depends on humans to restore. I hope humans can develop the incentive to protect the environment after realizing our relationship with nature.