No Other Species Knowingly Gravitates Toward Extinction
None. We humans are unique in that aspect.
In an interesting conversation with a friend, with a finer mind than mine, Joe brought up the heat-wave that’s currently bedeviling India. We each agree that humanity is headed toward the chopping-block and are angry that, equipped with our large and infinitely inventive mind, humans essentially seem not to give a shit.
Yet India is not the only place on this benign and lovely planet where formerly normal temperatures have turned deadly
Far too many of us, with a glance outside, soothe our unwillingness to know with what appears to be another lovely day. Yeah, California seems to burn down annually and the annual hurricane count is way up, but most of us live elsewhere. And My Fair Lady reminds us that “in Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly happen.”
According to Carl Sagan, American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist and author, “it is clear from the fossil records that almost every species that h…