The paper "The God Species: Saving the Planet in the Era of Humans by Mark Lynas" is a delightful example of an article on environmental studies. Essentially, the term bio biodiversity is referred to as the description of numerous varieties and variability of living organisms. The broad application of this term embraces diverse parameters, which enhances fundamentally the representation of Life on Earth. It is imperative to note that biodiversity largely revolves around genes, species, and ecosystems in relation to levels of biological organization (Lynas, 19). Because sudden worldwide environmental alteration can no longer be debarred, (Lynas, 22) asserts that a new approach to global sustainability on planetary boundaries within which humanity is expected to operate in a safe manner should be defined and explored.
It is significant, to note that (Lynas, 28) provides an opinion on the planetary boundary. Planetary boundary refers to the maximum threshold, within which humanity operations should operate, otherwise stretching beyond these limits, non-linear and abrupt environmental changes within global to continental-scale systems. Humankind has remained insensitive to the global changes of the biodiversity planetary boundary. (Lynas, 24) describes this insensitivity as abnormal and quotes “ the death of an individual is a tragedy.
The death of a million people is a statistic” (Lynas, 26). It is significant to note that, extinction of mass, loss of species, damage of ecosystem, the collapse of the food web and chains ultimately undermines the planetary life-support system on which diverse species thrive and depend. This study establishes that recent statistics on biodiversity life support, indicate a 10% loss of the planetary boundary and 100 to 1000 species per million are wiped out yearly.
Lynas argues that to change the present planetary boundary status, a substantial increase in global awareness and funding should be embraced (Lynas, 36). Moreover, the creation of numerous natures reserves both on sea and land remains fundamental in rejuvenating the dream of operating within the planetary boundary threshold. (Lynas, 44) argues that, the concept of planetary boundaries is fundamental in shifting the present approach to governance and administration on the implementation of global policies aimed at plummeting massive human-induced ecological alteration on a global scale. On the other hand, Lynas argues that a quite new approach towards most Green to climate change is essential.
(Lynas, 45) expresses out rightly that, global warming is not about overconsumption, morality, capitalism or ideology. It is largely the result of the generation of energy by humankind by burning hydrocarbons and coal. (Lynas, 48) advocates for decoupling for any serious organization or individual ready to reduce global warming. This mind sharply differs from that of most environmentalists who believe in the ideological reduction of carbon emissions. This study observes reveals that the debate around climate change has become highly polarized with the political class, not accepting that, there exist natural limits to human activity.
Despite little knowledge of the political class on environmental and global climate change, they have enhanced equality of socialism with climate agenda. This remains an intense challenge to overcome. Similarly, (Lynas, 2011) advocates that global warming is not part of the contributory factors that allow the cause of unambiguously linked effects. The complexity of this opinion occurs when determining the exact amount of the energy mix that will best meet the target of reduced CO2 emissions. The fundamental significance of climate change involves the enhancement of genetically based agriculture, which has contributed to food global food stability.
In addition, genetic engineering has seen tremendous development creation of new uses in technology. On the other hand, climate change has adversely affected human life on planet earth. For instance, increased global temperatures have rendered numerous places across the world inhabitable. Moreover, adverse changes in the ecosystems have remained inevitable consequently high levels of famine across the world. In conclusion, biodiversity is one of the nine identified planetary boundary is equally significant in the determination of humankind’ s stretch of living.
It is imperative to note that, the concept of planetary boundaries is fundamental in shifting the present approach to governance and administration on the implementation of global policies aimed at plummeting massive human-induced ecological alteration on a global scale.