“Our results suggest that the knowledge of children and their consideration to protect animal are mainly limited to internet contents, represented by a few exotic and charismatic species.”
This recently published PLoS article is pretty interesting, especially in the context of our Phylo project. It’s certainly something we note in terms of being able to find or get artwork for certain animals (i.e. it’s so easy to find art for iconic species: not so much for the other 19 million or so).
Here’s a choice quote from a “weather expert” on Fox TV.
“[Saying that CO2 could affect the climate] contradicts what we call the first law of thermodynamics: energy can never be created nor destroyed,” Bastardi said. “So, to look for an input of energy into the atmosphere you have to come from a foreign source.”
This is so wrong it is both funny and frightening, and Davide Castelvecchi over Scientific America does a great job outlining why.