Which statement would most logically conclude the passage provided?
As 2023 ramps up to be the hottest on record, concerned citizens around the world consider the geographical changes taking place and wonder if there is anything we can do to mitigate human impact on climate. From shrinking Arctic ice caps to shifting weather patterns that bring both increased droughts and increased flooding, it may seem that the damage is done and all we can do is sit back and wait for the natural world to just implode. The physical geography of our world is changing as lakes dry up, sea levels rise, and erosion changes the landscapes. As the land changes, our human geography changes, too. Economic shifts, globalization, and climate-related migration mean that populations of people are shifting across the globe. Dangerous weather events, rising sea levels, and drought are changing where people live and how they interact with the world around them.
China, the United States, and India are the top three polluters in the world, emitting a combined total of over 18,000 million tons of CO2 annually.
If we want to avoid extinction, humans must do more to support a healthy environment and help mitigate climate catastrophes.
Scientists predict the Earth may be absorbed by the sun in about 7-8 billion years, but humans may be long gone by then.
Several animals, however, have been seeing population growth and are no longer considered endangered or facing extinction.
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