We discussed the issue of decline in biodiversity and extinctions due to human interventions such as greenhouse gas emissions, dams and pipelines that disrupt natural ecosystems. Some of this biodiversity we have disrupted, such as the existence of the Woolly Mammoth, were actually beneficial towards shaping the biomes and diversity of our planet. But because of human activity, we've destroyed and caused many species to go extinct. We also discussed the issues regarding anti-ecological friendly burial practices and how we as humans should have the right to decide what happens to our bodies after death.
I envision a world in which the biodiversity of our world is secure and not declining.
I value the significance of every species on this planet and their contributions to the ecosystem.
My stated interventions involve:
Governments should play a role in funding projects and investigations looking into which areas are in danger of declining biodiversity and act to restore biodiversity in those regions.
Governments should also regulate the greenhouse gas use of corporations through laws
On a more personal level, we as citizens should educate our future generations and encourage them to live in harmony with nature - i.e. play more in the dirt as kids, allow them to touch the dirt and allow the bacteria to be a part of their healthy microbiotas instead of using anti-microbial soaps so often to destroy the bacteria
We should have the option to bury our dead naturally (under their permission) to allow natural ecological processes to take place and let nature cycle around such as through aquamation.
I hope we can one day reach a future where we live in harmony with nature and work towards increasing our biodiversity again.