A locomotive is barreling down the tracks. Up ahead is a solid brick wall. A few scattered, faint voices warn “Look out!” “Slow down!!” but go unheeded—unheard over the engine’s roar and the conductor’s calls of “Faster!” “Faster!” as his minions shovel coal into the train’s overheated firebox.
The new horsemen of the apocalypse—overpopulation, climate change, pandemic and nuclear war—are out front, leading the charge.
The human population clock spins out of control, while the number of extinct species goes up with equal rapidity. It’s two minutes to midnight, but the hedonistic passengers in the dining car—partying as hearty as ever and feasting on the flesh of the less fortunate animals—just draw the shades or turn away. For “sport,” some shoot out the windows at the wildlife peacefully grazing nearby…
[Disclaimer: Views expressed here by outside entities do not necessarily reflect reality or the views of this blog. Some are shared purely for entertainment purposes or to help in getting to know the animals’ and thy planet’s enemies.]