“This is “the worst Texas drought since record-keeping began 116 years ago.” Drought and wildfires have led the US Department of Agriculture “to declare the entire state of Texas a natural disaster.” Over 70% of the state was in “exceptional” drought last week, with another 20% in “extreme” drought, and “213 counties in Texas have lost at least 30 percent of their crops or pasture.”
You know a drought is devastating when people are so desperate for relief they start rooting for a catastrophic deluge. But that’s what NPR reported today…”—
Sharks have inhabited our planet for 450 million years, since before the time of dinosaurs. If, in some small way, we are able to help people understand the vital role sharks play in ecosystems and the impact this has on all species, including humans, and also to dispel the myth that sharks are ruthless man-eaters, then we will have done a good thing.