I’ve written about the challenge of convincing people to care about amphibians as much as furrier creatures that we more readily identify with — and a while back about how the need to protect biodiversity unfortunately takes a back seat to arguably more pressing global challenges. I thought I’d see how this blog’s two causes — amphibians and biodiversity — are faring against top-of-mind ecological and financial issues. Following are snapshots from www.google.com/trends: