Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads
It’s people like Warren Kennedy (letters August 28) who are partly responsible for the rapidly approaching extinction of humanity when he asks what effect the extinction of the Mitchell’s rainforest snail will have.
Extinct species are not simply replaced, neither are extinctions normal.
Humanity has hunted all the megafauna species across the world into extinction during the last 50,000 years and is now exterminating all the smaller animals as well.
Every animal and plant are populations of microscopic organisms interacting with each other and creating the planet’s organs, the living atmosphere, the living landscape, and the living oceans.
Together they have been responsible for creating the living surface of our planet.
The planet’s organs have been devastated by humanity’s aggressive behaviour. Massive extermination of the forested planetary life support systems has added 40 per cent of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere responsible for climate change.
This has caused a 10 per cent increase in evaporation. Because of this NASA scientists have predicted worldwide freshwater shortages within seven years and runaway global climate change heating the planet to temperatures not seen in millions of years.
Everything is intimately connected, and we will all soon directly observe the folly of our thoughts and actions.