The Guardian reported Monday that the planet’s sixth mass extinction event is already well underway, resulting in nothing less than the “biological annihilation” of thousands of species. Not surprisingly, the blame lies firmly at the feet of the human race.
Earth's sixth mass extinction event already under way, scientists warn https://t.co/kJO3dGiKlr
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 10, 2017
Although climate change does get a shout-out in the piece, for once it’s “human overpopulation and continued population growth, and overconsumption, especially by the rich,” that is responsible for the crisis.
As tempting as it is to track down these rich humans to save the planet, they might have some use after all. Word is that David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken will lend their comedic talents to a series of hilarious videos on climate change and hopefully save some of that vanishing habitat.
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) July 10, 2017
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) July 10, 2017
Franken’s already off and running with “the PERFECT” analogy, although to us it pales in comparison to Al Gore’s declaration that “the planet has a fever.”
— Climate Nexus (@ClimateNexus) July 10, 2017
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) July 10, 2017
— Climate Progress (@climateprogress) July 10, 2017
We’d already feared that both Franken and Letterman were responsible for the previous mass extinction of humor when they decided to go political, but that photo above suggests they still find each other funny, so maybe at least two people will enjoy the series.
called "Rich old white men?"
— Kevin Craig (@KC11A18A) July 10, 2017
Funny Or Die presents, “Two Rich Old White Men.”
I think I'd rather die.
— Covfefe Mindset (@Thewbert3) July 10, 2017
Between Bill Nye’s lesson on gender fluidity, sung to the tune of “My Sex Junk,” and this, science has never been in better hands.
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‘Cannot be unseen’: This CRINGEWORTHY performance intro’d by Bill Nye is ‘why Trump won’ https://t.co/EFx4LxTQiD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017