Great. I haven’t even had my coffee yet, and I’m ready to kill either myself or everyone else. I haven’t decided yet. (Although after coffee, the world will seem sparkly and full of bunnies again, and I’ll call off the doom parade. Until then: don’t cross me, human race! I’m warning you!)
Here’s an infographic showing the world’s top 20 countries by number and type of endangered species, just in case you feel like breaking off a piece of this misanthropic funk for yourself. Ecuador is No. 1, America is only No. 2, and China has some catching up to do at No. 6. Get on it, China! Keep building those coal-fired power plants and dumping industrial waste in your rivers! You can do it!
Here’s my favorite part: “About 900 species of plants and animals have gone extinct in the last five centuries, and more than 10,000 others are now on the verge of joining them.” SUPER! We are doing SO WELL! 900 species in the last five centuries vs. 10,000 in the next few years (or week). UGH.
[graphic from Mother Nature Network]
∞ posted at 08:03 by stevesimitzis
This adorable, ridiculously tiny gecko is one of a newly discovered species found in Ecuador. Of course, like so many animals in the region, they’re threatened with extinction by deforestation and evil men in top hats twiddling their mustaches (Have I made that joke before?).
∞ posted at 09:20 by mumblingmynah