Is it the global warming or is it hot in here? The Vampire DiariesIan Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) is turning up the heat by bringing his environmentally conscious (and shirtless) self to the cover of Origin magazine

The actor graces the March/April issue with a sign that says: Generation Extinct. According to the cover, Ian will be talking about whether humans are an endangered species.

Unlike the non-supernaturals of Mystic Falls who are threatened by hybrids and vampires, Ian is probably referring to people’s impact on the environment. That’s right in Ian’s wheelhouse — he has an entire foundation dedicated to helping creatures great and small,  the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

Earlier this month, Ian gave a preview of his cover shoot, as he was photographed by Butch Hogan. Sometime between that pic and the one that made it to the cover, Ian lost his shirt.

On February 8, he tweeted his excitement about working with the magazine, saying, “On the phone with founder of Origin Magazine .originmagazine.com/  doing an article for the cover. I'm really proud to be on this cover.”

Origin prides itself on being a platform for “Art, Culture, Conscious Lifestyle, Humanitarianism, Sustainability and Yoga,” so we can see why it’s right up Ian’s alley!

Source: Origin magazine