GRE Essay Topic 292 - Present your perspective on the issue below, "At various times in the geological past, many species have become extinct as a result of natural, rather than human, processes. Thus, there is no justification for society to make extraordinary efforts, especially at a great cost in money and jobs, to save endangered species."
Author: eren | Date: July 13, 2014 | Score:5.5
Our world has a delicate ecosystem which makes necessary to be careful about life cycle of all flora and fauna in order to make our unique home be habitable as long as possible. However, many species are danger of extinction which accelerates due to our activities and choices. It is true that som...
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The issue of whether humans should protect the species who are in danger primarily due to natural disasters, has engendered controversy. On the one hand, some claim that as long as the protection of the engendered species put a higher cost than benefits to their money and jobs, they should make great efforts to help these species. On the other hand, some argue that, no matter the cost that is necessary for these species to be protected, humans must do their best in order to protect the species that are in danger. I deem the latter argument sound for the following reasons.
First and foremost, Nature is the source of life. Indeed, if there was no Nature then there would be no species, either animals or the human race, could exist on planet Earth, due to the fact that without oxygen and green no life can keep on planet Earth. For instance, nowadays the rise of temperature has started to melt the icebergs in Antarctica with the repercussion of putting in danger all the animal species that try to survive there. But, if these species become extinct in a few years, then steadily this change will have a bad impact on the survival of other species, why not also in humans. Thus, we have to thank Nature for the life that has provided us, by helping as much as we can the species that are in danger due to natural threats.
Another point in support of my argument is that the protection of endangered species has created new jobs for individuals. In particular, there are many scientists who specialize in the biology, psychology and the conservation of these species, because of their willing to make a contribution in this world and at the same time earn a salary for their survival. Hence, if the endangered species extinct then these scientists will not have work and thus money to survive.
Nonetheless, some argue that each individual as person and all individuals as a society should not try to help and contribute in the survival of endangered species, if this effort entails a high cost in money and jobs. Admittedly, humans from their nature give more priority in their survival and care most for living today, rather than saving today in order to consume tomorrow. More specifically, they don't care to help the endangeres species today, since they know that they will have died when endangered species will extinct completely. Nonetheless, this is true to some extent since we can not predicate precisely when all endangered species will extinct, thus affect in a bad way also our human race.
All things considered, although protecting endangered species from natural disasters may entail a high cost in money and jobs, its advantages surpass its disadvantages. I firmly believe that we have to become a united society and surpass our efforts in order to protect the endangered species from extinction.