We have:

  • Reached a population of 8 billion
  • Doubled greenhouse gases
  • Extincted numerous species
  • Filled the ocean floor with waste
  • Contaminated the soil with petroleum derivatives
  • Contaminated aquifers

Could we be considered a plague? Do we have solution?

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    $\begingroup$ If you subscribe to the Gaia Hypothesis it could be considered that humans are a pathogen & that global warming is the fever necessary to control the pathogen. Life & the planet did quite well for billions of years without humans. They don't need us, but we need them. $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Jun 18, 2021 at 5:08
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry but this question will lead to opinion based answers, not facts. $\endgroup$ Jun 18, 2021 at 5:56
  • $\begingroup$ Closed yesterday by Jean-Marie Prival, trond hansen, Erik, Universal_learner, Nemesi. What? You closed your own question? This doesn't happen often :) $\endgroup$
    – User123
    Jun 19, 2021 at 16:31

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In some (Or most ways) Yes. Pollution, Poaching, littering and etc Has hurt Biodiversity, lots of Animals who went extinct because of Humans wouldnt be familiar to an Average person, this link provides some insight into the animals that went extinct.

Humans are the most adaptable Animals in the world, this degree of Adaptability causing tremendous Population growth, Urbanization and etc. However there is a way to solve this.

Denial and Politics has kept us doing this in the recent past, but yes, there is a way to fix this.