Dermophis Donaldtrumpi


An informant who wishes to remain anonymous has called my attention to this article, which sounds like a joke, but apparently is not. (And when we all die from the effects of climate change, the joke will be on us, won’t it?)

The article explains:

  • A worm-like creature that can’t see has been named after President Donald Trump.
  • The limbless amphibian has been named “Dermophis donaldtrumpi.”
  • The creature has a habit of burying its head in the sand in a way that was reminiscent of Trump’s attitude to climate change, the company said.
  • Trump has repeatedly dismissed the effects of climate change, even contradicting the findings of its own administration.