News from the Natural World: Trilobites are furious at the human race for the rampant use of the 'fossil fuel' slur.
News from the Natural World: Trilobites are furious at the human race for the rampant use of the ‘fossil fuel’ slur. Trilobites were a group of extinct marine arthropods. They were certainly among the most important of all early beings. In fact, the modern world has derived all its understanding of them through studying their fossils. Trilobites often leave behind shell impressions in sediment which over millions of years solidifies into rock. At one time they came to dominate the Cambrian and early Ordovician seas. But for some unknown reason they eventually went extinct about 250 million years ago. They are perhaps one of the most widely known and commonly found fossils. Many children’s first experience of finding an ancient trilobite imprint on a rock at the beach. They overturn a stone and see a picture millions of years old. However all that changed with a recent shocking announcement. A group of the previously extinct Trilobites was pictured wandering along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, England. They headed straight for the nearest cafe, well you’d want a cup of tea after being asleep for 250 million years wouldn’t you! They sat down and the TV above them was blurring out the news. The Trilobites watch on with horror as story after story flashed across the screen. The stories showed how humans all across the world had been burning fuel and destroying the planet. This fuel was expensive and difficult to mine for and resulted in the colossal destruction of the natural world. In addition when it was burnt it released dangerous gases into the earths atmosphere and was resulting in a mass 6th extinction of all life on earth. The human word for this was “Fossil Fuels”. The Trilobites were not happy.