"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
China's Jehol Forest is completely gone, and all of the species that lived in it have become extinct. This is a true tragedy.
It happened about 130 million years ago, but I just found out about it today, so for me it's like a fresh, raw wound.