Reasonable and compassionate

A modest ecological proposal

'Spineless' animals under threat of extinction, say the BBC.

Well, frankly, I don't see what they expect us to do about it. Nobody becomes extinct these days except by choice, and if they aren't prepared to put their back into it and their nose to the grindstone then it's really their own lookout. When my ancestors were facing extinction on the African savannah, did they sit back and moan about it? No, they did not. They got on their bikes and drove Homo erectus to extinction instead, and I think there's a lesson for us all there.
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"It's plausible that threat levels could be higher, particularly with threats that have no real boundaries like ocean acidification."

According to Dr Collen, this ongoing process, where the pH levels of the ocean rise in response to increases in atmospheric CO2, [...]