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Decreasing biodiversity and it's threat to food production
Biodiversity for food and agriculture is all of the species that provide us with food, fibre, and fuel, as well as the organisms that support food production. Although our population is growing rapidly, expecting to reach 10 billion by 2050, we are relying are a small amount of food sources. Nine species of plants make up 66% of crop production , while a handful of livestock species make up majority of egg, milk, and meat sources. What is frightening about this is that these species are under threat. These threats include climate change, pollution, over harvesting, and many others. Even though nothing as extreme as a famine is predicted, it is not unlikely that, if these declines continue, something that severe could occur. This issue is worrisome as many people, including President Trump, believe climate change is a myth. By ignoring the effects climate change has on our world, people like Donald Trump are threatening the lives of future generations.
I agree with you and find this issue extremely concerning. I believe that there is not as much recognition as there should be for this particular issue. Biodiversity is important, not only for resources, but also for the earth itself to be healthy and to thrive. The fact that the human population is expected to grow to ten billion by 2050 is awfully worrying. Our population, which is now over seven billion, is extremely unsustainable. We are already unable to feed all the people on the planet, and this issue will only grow as the population grows. We are currently facing a problem with marine life, and how it has exponentially decreased the last few decades. Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet and many of them are dying out as a result of over-exploitation, as well as over-harvesting. In addition, as our population grows, we will continue to pollute, we will continue to over-harvest, and we will continue to watch climate change worsen as we do nothing to fix it. This will only damage the earth and negatively impact our planet's biodiversity even more. Our use of resources is terribly unsustainable and, like you said, by ignoring the effects of climate change in our world, we are threatening the lives of future generations, as well as the health of our planet.

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