Insect Collapse

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by dealmaker, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker

    Insect Collapse

    The first global scientific review into plummeting insect numbers points to a "catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems," caused by pesticide-focused agricultural methods, climate change and urbanization. Scientists say that, according to current rates of annual loss, we would lose a quarter of insects in the next decade and have none left in a century. Which means mass starvation of animals of all sorts, including us. Guardian
     
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  3. Lol climate change killing insects.
    Yeah, that extra .001 degree in the last 50 years is really slaughtering some of the most adaptable creatures on earth

    Sending a check to Al Gore now. He can save them!
     
  4. From article (and headline):

     
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  5. If we lose the pollinating insects we'll all be in big trouble.
     
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  7. Insects form part of the foundation of most dry land ecosystems and they are the most numerous part of the animal kingdom, period. If their numbers plummet we'll all have a big problem.
     
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