The symbol above represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, while the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. The world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event, and this symbol is intended to help raise awareness of the urgent need for change in order to address this crisis. Estimates are that somewhere between 30,000 and 140,000 species are becoming extinct every year in what scientists have named the Holocene, or Sixth Mass Extinction. This ongoing process of destruction is being caused by the impact of human activity. Within the next few decades approximately 50% of all species that now exist will have become extinct. Such a catastrophic loss of biodiversity is highly likely to cause widespread ecosystem collapse and consequently render the planet uninhabitable for humans.
Some of the things I’ve done here at CCP so far
Piketenhet by Joseph A. Cross
emperor shrimp riding nudibranch
I can’t stop watching this. Slightly NSFW but awesome.
Drawing the winner tomorrow afternoon. Thanks to everyone that’s entered and to those that have been supporting me! You all rock!! #handmade #straightrazors
Napkin sketch of a building in Berlin. I was kind of captivated by this particular building so I went back later and did this detail in watercolor.
Watercolor from Berlin. I haven’t really done watercolor before, but I started trying to practice while I was there.
The planet’s two largest ice sheets – in Greenland and Antarctica – are now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.
Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.
Via The Guardian