||New research confirms what we already knew: There is a global explosion in jellyfish populations. Sensible people attribute this phenomenon to overfishing of predator species and warming seas. We also believe in the Universal Jellyfish Mind, but that's a topic for another day.
||The current rate of species extinction is the most rapid since dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago. Scientists estimate we are currently losing species at a rate 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural extinction background rate. Dozens of species you don't notice are disappearing every day..