Consequently, cosmic radiations bombard the Earth that ultimately trigger mutations which result to massive biodiversity loss (Norris). The article delves into the relationship of biodiversity loss and cosmic radiation by highlighting evidence on the cosmic cause and its impact on the Earth. Evidently, cosmic radiation is experienced during the solar system’s journey in the Milky Way. During this period, the galaxy’s northern side is set on a collision course with hot gas surrounding it that result into cosmic wave generation. Consequently, the earth is exposed to the harmful cosmic waves that deplete the ozone layer, adversely affect organisms and lead to climate change. The relevance of cosmic radiation to society is foremost in the understanding the mass extinction of certain marine species. Moreover, it offers insight on the trigger effect of climate change and ozone depletion. Furthermore, the mutations that occur on organisms after cosmic radiation that lead to extinction are aptly comprehended by society.
Norris, Scott. "Ancient Mass Extinctions Caused by Cosmic Radiation, Scientists Say." Daily Nature and Science News and Headlines | National Geographic News. National Geographics News, 20 Apr. 2007. Web. 13 Aug. 2012.