Despite the 1986 Chernobyl disaster that displaced 120,000 people and rendered the surrounding area uninhabitable due to radiation, scientists have found that several mammal species within the exclusion zone are currently thriving, suggesting that wildlife was less harmed by this nuclear disaster than they are by everyday human encroachment. What do you think?


“Soon we’ll be able to stop thinking of Chernobyl as a cautionary tale altogether.”

Ron Kelly • Coffee Roaster

“We’ll figure out some way to screw up the utopia created by one of our biggest screwups.”

Oliver Baxter • Unemployed

“Let’s hope the Audubon Society doesn’t stumble upon this strategy of forming wildlife preserves.”

Willa Koenig • Cheesemonger