Feb 1, 2013

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26 thoughts on “They were excellent and stripey and we killed them

  1. zut alors

    If you’re listening Firsty, the comments section doesn’t seem to be working for Monday’s ‘toon.

    Unless it’s just singled me out…?

  2. First Dog On The Moon

    fixed zut

  3. fractious

    Dogonaut Lounge members (both Gold card carriers and occasional blow-ins like me) probably already know this, but it’s worth repeating that Australia has the world’s worst species extinction record, an ‘honour’ it’s held for some years. Who said Ginastralia can’t mix it with the big players on the world stage.

  4. fractious

    And as EMC mentions (and microseris hints at) it’s not just the cute and cuddlies whose lights are going out. We’re wiping out plants and insects and even entire ecological communities before we’ve even named half the things that make them up, let alone understood what they do or what their ecological roles are. But who needs ecology when there’s coal and iron ore and bauxite and gold and copper and opals and…

  5. Venise Alstergren

    FRACTIOUS: Exactly. And by the time we do know their names we will be able to decorate what’s left with make believe trees.

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