Is intentional extinction ever the right thing?

Is intentional extinction ever the right thing?

Is intentional extinction ever the right thing? Consider this. It may be possible to eliminate some of the world’s deadliest diseases, save 2.7 million human lives per year, and save millions more from getting sick…all that is needed is to cause the extinction of a couple of species.

Jens Hegg
PLOS Ecology Community

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Is intentional extinction ever the right thing?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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