Climate Change and Cuddly, Furry Creatures By James Reed
And here we all are arguing that climate change is a politically correct myth, when cuddly, furry creatures are being exterminated! The shame!
"The Australian Minister for the Environment issued a press release last week that made headlines around the globe, not because it said the government would put in place “stronger protections for endangered species,” but because a small rodent on the endangered species status list had been moved to the extinct category. The Bramble Cay Melomys that once lived on an island off the coast of Australia had this status listed: “Transfer from the Endangered Category to the Extinct Category.” “Climate change officially killed off its first mammalian species earlier this week, when Australia’s environment minister moved a small coast-dwelling rodent from the endangered to the extinct list,” Bloomberg reported. The conclusion comes because the tiny mouse-like rodent has not been seen since 2009.”
Oh dear! Quickly shut down the entire economy, and let us all die out quickly to reduce our carbon footprint! If there is ever a reason for such drastic action, it must be to preserve the lives of these cute creatures, that nobody has seen for a while, if they exist at all. But, have they considered that the Bramble Cay Melomys may not have been seen in Australia, because these creatures have jetted off to speak at climate conferences with other wombats, like Arnie Swarzensplatter?