Scientists are telling us that Planet Earth is coming down – collapsing – because people are obliterating Earth’s environments and its natural resources. Scientists speak of the sixth mass extinction, sea level rise, climate change, deforestation, coral reef bleaching, water and air pollution, acid rains, soil erosion, urban sprawling, ocean acidification, spreading fires, melting ice sheets, desertification, species extinction, etc. etc. etc. (the list goes on and on).
As a species, are humans going to become extinct? Are all of these studies and predictions true or are all of these just scientific exaggerations?
Do you think we humans are really going to collapse, or do you think humans will be just fine and will live happy forever? Watch the video posted in our week 7 module (youtube video’s URL link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujkNla0L8Tc&t=98s) and investigate about human collapse/extinction and write an essay about it. The questions provided above are to motivate you to investigate about this topic; you do not need to answer them one by one.
The essay must be at least three paragraphs long, and each paragraph must contain at least five sentences (you can write more than three paragraphs and more than five sentences per paragraph if you wish to do so). The content of your essay must be written entirely in your OWN words. Use in-text citations in parenthesis, APA style, if you paraphrase information from other authors. Paraphrasing is not copy-pasting or copying and changing a few words from other authors’ writings – it is writing it in your OWN words to explain the authors’ writings.
Only when necessary, you can quote, but these quotes do not count towards the last tally of the number of paragraphs and sentences required from your OWN writing. You must at least consult three references to investigate about this topic and must list these three references at the end of your essay (use APA style). You must submit your assignment using SafeAssign; your assignment will not be evaluated if it is not submitted through SafeAssign.