For this project, I wanted to look at how heavily humans are impacting the current rate of global extinction. Many scientists and experts believe that Earth is either on the brink of experiencing a sixth mass extinction or that is it already occurring. The rate of extinction is argued to be happening at a much faster rate than during the Earth’s five previous mass extinctions which were before the evolution of humans. This project explores the different ways that humans are impacting global extinction, between a significant contribution to global warming, poaching, deforestation, and other factors. There is a limited amount of time left to try and reverse the effects humans have had on the rate of global extinction, and this project will also look at the different ways that humans can try and slow the global extinction rate.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Scott M. Douglas, Ed.D
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Carter, Ashley, "Human Impact on Global Extinction" (2020). Integrated Studies. 267.