How dare you! Climate-sensitive snail named after Greta Thunberg
To mark all of her achievements, a team of researchers has decided to endow her with arguably the greatest honor of all: they... erm... named a snail after her.
The ‘Craspedotropis gretathunbergae’ is a new species of temperature-sensitive land snail discovered by Taxon expeditions in the forests of Borneo.
“The newly described snail belongs to the so-called caenogastropods, a group of land snails known to be sensitive to drought, temperature extremes and forest degradation,” said snail expert Menno Schilthuizen, co-founder of Taxon.Also on rt.com Gangster-climate ally? Greta gets flamed for posing with crime-glamorizing rapper (PHOTO)
Greta is apparently “delighted” to have the snail named after her, the team claims.
“Naming this snail after Greta Thunberg is our way of acknowledging that her generation will be responsible for fixing problems that they did not create,” said J.P. Lim, who found the first specimen of the species.
It’s not the first tiny creature named after the climate crusader, who previously had a beetle named after her.
Moving images!The wonderful @AukeFlorian made this research trailer for us, using great macro and drone footage by @RivieraMacro, to introduce to the world the new snail named in honour of @GretaThunbergpic.twitter.com/6r7vZHW5Kx— Taxon Expeditions (@TaxonExped) February 20, 2020
While many stunninglyoriginal online comedians repeated the same joke ad nauseam saying, “I can see the resemblance,” or something to that effect, others opted instead for the trusty GIF to express their feelings about the discovery and its connection with the child climate activist.
A temperature sensitive snail was named after Greta today. But it will always be escargot to me! pic.twitter.com/O0vZqy8EDs— Geraldo's Mustache (@RickChory) February 20, 2020
Inevitably, Thunberg’s own viral moment was among the most popular reactions to the news.
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