We know it was one of the first things we did when we migrated into Europe and discovered its lions, bears and rhinos.
In 1880s Hawaii, a “giant insect” was eaten to extinction. No photographs and specimens remain, but the beast was probably a katydid, so it might have looked something like this...
In today's Oceania, the Australian Department of Environment could easily qualify for a fifth ministry. In the name of ecology this department destroys ecosytems, while in the name of environment it aggressively increases emissions.
Austerity comes from the Ancient Greek austeros meaning harshness, sourness or bitterness. It roughly translates as "to singe the tongue".