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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:40 AM

A blind, wormlike amphibian that burrows underground has been named after Donald Trump

When President Trump announced his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement last year, he said he was benching the United States in the global fight against climate change because he wanted the rest of the world to stop “laughing at us.”

“We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won’t be,” Trump vowed from a podium in the White House Rose Garden in June 2017. “They won’t be.”

But the name of a newly discovered amphibian species reveals just how hearty a laugh critics of the president abroad are having at his expense — and on the very issue he cited as he promised to protect American dignity.

A London-based sustainable building materials company, EnviroBuild, saw a resemblance between the serpentine creature, which is nearly blind and burrows underground, and Trump, who has called the evidence of global warming a “hoax.” EnviroBuild, which paid $25,000 for the naming rights at an auction this month, said on Tuesday that it chose “Dermophis donaldtrumpi” in recognition of the president’s position on climate change. The announcement came on the heels of a weekend agreement by climate negotiators in Poland on the rules for implementing the Paris pact, which Trump sees as counter to U.S. national interests.



A London-based sustainable building company added a mop of blond hair to an image of an amphibian in the same family as the Dermophis donaldtrumpi, which it named after Donald Trump. (Matthijs Kuijpers/EnviroBuild and Al Drago/Bloomberg)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/12/19/blind-worm-like-amphibian-that-buries-its-head-underground-has-been-named-after-donald-trump/?utm_term=.da47a0b454e2

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octoberlib Dec 19 OP
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 19 #1
catbyte Dec 19 #2
ProfessorGAC Dec 19 #3
octoberlib Dec 19 #4
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:45 AM

1. a legacy

That ain't the onion, folks!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:52 AM

2. How unfair to that little creature. I'm sure it's more valuable to the earth than that sleazy

thing currently infesting the White House.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:12 AM

3. It Should Have Been Named For The Enablers

They're equally blind and equally slimy.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:42 AM

4. Absolutely. They need to find a slimy creature to name after Charles Koch.

He's the guy who funds anti-climate change groups and threatens to primary any Republican who isn't on board. I will never forget the Republican in SC who ran on a platform of protecting the environment and combating climate change. The Koch's funded TV ads, grassroots groups to go after him.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 09:01 AM

5. Or Any Supporter

Or any of the worms in Congress that ran interference for 2 years.

Or any of the talking heads that still don't see what's wrong with having a pretend mob boss with a dismal business record as POTUS as long as we keep brown people south of the border.

The list goes on and on.

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