As biodiversity decreases, there will be far-reaching effects.
Disruptions in the food chain may greatly affect not only ecosystems but also humanity's ability to feed an ever-growing population.
Whales, especially, could bear the brunt of this, as many whale species require mass amounts of plankton to survive.
In addition, increased carbon dioxide causes acidification of the ocean, affecting creatures and plants that are sensitive to p H imbalances.
Many different people for a variety of reasons have argued the value of biodiversity, but they all point to a unified ideal of conservation.
Humans would need to ensure that our natural resources are available for all of our future generations.
The loss of biodiversity could have many negative impacts on the future of ecosystems and humanity worldwide.
Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, absorb heat from sunlight, preventing it from escaping back into space.
As the level of greenhouse gases rises, so will temperatures.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that by 2100, temperatures may rise as much as 6 degrees Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit).