Posted by: atowhee | August 11, 2015


A new report indicates that oft-cited stats on extinction rates are skewed to the positive side because they focus on vertebrates. Among those animals without vertebrae apparently the rate of extinction is much higher.

We’d better learn to get along with cockroaches and Mallards or we’ll be very lonely on this planet some decade…assuming we figure out our own survival strategy and stop breeding like humans.  Our species now far outnumbers rabbits which are popularly stigmatized as the world’s most indiscriminate reproducers.


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