This time the world really is coming to an end

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Poll: Amid COVID-19, Americans don’t care about climate change anymore. ~ Fortune

Let me just remind ou how bad it really is out there.

There. It’s settled science. Prepare to die.

~ Zoonosis

I think I missed Earth Day

madThey had it. Did you hear?

Actress Elizabeth Hurley — who? — didn’t miss it. She used it to claim another 15 minutes of fame. She stripped nude while linking “habitat destruction and the illegal wildlife trade to deadly pandemics.”

I can see the wisdom in that.

Perhaps she was inspired by the 31 women who formed a topless human chain in London to protest against climate change on International Women’s Day.

Pope Francis perked up and said he believes the coronavirus is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change.

Someone named Abdi Latif Dahir decided to inform the readers of The New York Times that, “‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.”

Here’s the solution. Over at Popular Science, someone named Sandra Gutierrez G. advises that, “You should start eating bugs. Here’s how.” She adds mysteriously: “‘Hakuna Matata’ isn’t the only thing you can learn from Timon and Pumbaa.” I don’t have time to look it up.

Speaking of food, a newly discovered species of snail has been named after teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg: Craspedotropis gretathunbergae.

Our ever-helpful UN got into the game, with David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme, warning that the world is at risk of widespread famines “of biblical proportions” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Those most at risk are in 10 countries affected by conflict, economic crisis and climate change.

Everyone’s favorite, Joe Biden, shared his thoughts: “COVID is shining a bright light on the structural racism that plagues our laws, our institutions and our culture. And it’s a wake up call, a wake up call to action to climate change overall and to climate justice.”

You had a question, Joe?

It’s never too late, Joe.

~ Singultus

Your eating is destroying the planet!

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Why cockroach milk is the new health obsession.The extraction process is very difficult and the scientists need to use a scalpel to cut out the cockroach’s midgut where the brood sac is located with the milk. Moreover, in order to produce 100 grams of cockroach milk, the scientists need to kill a thousand of cockroaches. But the idea of drinking cockroach milk could be appealing, and also for the ones who wish to switch to more sustainable, environmentally friendly food sources.

How produce stickers contribute to climate change. The stickers are too small to be screened out in the waste sorting process, but don’t break down during composting. Antler said they end up sprinkled as “foreign matter” through the finished product — compost that’s destined to be used to enrich soils in places such as gardens, farmland and parks. The stickers aren’t toxic and don’t harm the compost — although presumably they add microplastics to the environment — so it’s mostly a cosmetic issue,

So it turns out tofu and all these other vegan foods are ruining the planet. So it turns out almond milk is actually really damaging the planet. It’s putting tonnes of pressure on bees causing them to die and 130 pints of water are needed to produce just one glass of wholesome almond milk. And now you thought ok well I’ll change to oat milk and I’m still being really good to the planet because I eat tofu instead of chicken. Well turns out tofu is pretty bad too.

People think ‘butter’ made from insects tastes as good as the real thing, study claims. Researcher Daylan Tzompa-Sosa explained, “The ecological footprint of an insect is much smaller compared to animal-based food sources. Besides, we can grow insects in large quantities in Europe, which also reduces the footprint of transport. After all, palm fat is often imported from outside of Europe.”

Gas Companies Want to Recycle Your Manure. So what’s the main source of recycled methane that gas companies are beginning to cash in on? It boils down to manure, from humans and animals. “Poop is gold today,” Randy Jordan, owner of a Massachusetts dairy farm, recently explained.

~ Feuilleton