Lately I have been seeing this seemingly random symbol all over the place. It will be anywhere from sidewalks and the sides of buildings to tattoos and jewelry. But what does it mean? I assumed it was some band that I was clearly missing out on. However apparently it’s actually a part of some kind of movement. After a quick google I came across a website that explains it as such:
“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.
In order to spread the message as widely as possible, please create this symbol in any location you feel able to. Thank you.” –Here
I wanna know, do you guys think this is going to actually do any good? Are you gonna get involved? Vote Below!