Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Punxutawney Phil Predicts Global Warming, Less Sleep

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

bill.jpgHere on Ecorazzi, even animals are celebrities, and very few are as well-known as our groundhog friend, Punxutawney Phil. He’s furry, he’s cute, he works well in front of the camera, and now he may be credited with being one of the first to alert the world to global warming. From the article,

“Dr. Doug Inkley, wildlife biologist with the National Wildlife Federation, has been pondering over Phil’s forecasting track record. He found that in the first 75 years of the 20th century, Phil cast no shadow only four times, which according to folklore meant an early end to winter. But in just the last 25 years of the century, Phil cast no shadow fully eight times, alerting us that winter was coming to an early end, a six fold increase!”

In a day and age where the Bush Administration cannot even read the writing on the wall, a groundhog is pushing forward the debate on climate change. Sure, Phil’s forecasts are about credible as Big Bird’s stock tips, but science is backing up the superstition. Dr Inkley explains, “Wildlife are often the first to feel the effects of climatic changes.” With tongue-in-cheek, he adds, “Phil would probably be the first to agree that our country needs to develop solutions to global warming fast. Otherwise he’ll be forced to pull up stakes, move north and change his name to Buffalo Bill.”

Hah. Hah. Seriously, Phil, Buffalo rules. I grew up there. I’ll hook you up with Delaware Park — which is much nicer than that cage they’ve got you living in. We’ll talk.

Thanks to Amy from Its The Environment Stupid! via The Worsted Witch

Like us on Facebook:

Vegans who campaign against fur are upset that Aritzia is using fake fur but real down

You know how we won’t shut up about how ineffective single issue campaigns are, including the ones against fur?


LA schools fuck up, reintroduce flavoured milk as a healthy option

Cafeterias have become pilot programs for whether or not strawberry and chocolate milk is the way to make more money on our youth.


Dallas is afraid of a little vegan brisket

Uh oh Dallas, have you been shown that you don’t need animals to make a mean barbecue?