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Warning of 'Ecological Armageddon' After Dramatic Plunge in Insect Numbers


Animals  (tags: insects, disappearing, ecological disaster )

Johan
- 31 days ago - theguardian.com
The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists.



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Trish K (57)
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 1:53 pm
I truly love bugs and I believe that because of pesticides there is a huge decline in birds, plants and insects. But if there is a winged biting flying insect within a mile of me I get bitten and this year was no exception.
. accept no deer flies.
 

Freya H (361)
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 1:56 pm
If only this decline included gnats and fruit flies. ;) Still, it is unnerving.
 

Wilde Thange (10)
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 2:02 pm
Likely killed by the profit locomotive as well as automotives.
 

Kalliope M (27)
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 2:17 pm
I recently saw a documentation about Romania, where the ecosystem with all its insects is still intact. There they avoid all this needless pesticide spraying and do not that kind of monocultural agricultural insanity and also they don't use GMO-seeds and crops and there is no factory farming at all. Their whole system and environment is healthy. The country looks, like it was in my childhood in Germany - and I envy them about that! In my opinion, the future lies in in such a system and not there, what is practiced here in these days. What we do is raping mother nature - without any compassion. Pure humane stupidity in the name of greed!
 

Philippa Powers (10)
Wednesday October 18, 2017, 4:23 pm
This is one of my chief environmental concerns. I have made my balcony as winged pollinator-friendly as possible. I have hung a bee motel; I put out a dish of water out for the insects; I plant bee- and butterfly-friendly bulbs and shrubs. I do what I can and I am rewarded by seeing some of these insects visit my balcony to take advantage of the plants and water.
 

Darren W (218)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 12:16 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Peggy B (39)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 3:56 pm
Wow
 

W. C (7)
Thursday October 19, 2017, 8:36 pm
Thank you for the information.
 

Melania P (142)
Friday October 20, 2017, 12:57 pm
Oh man, we are indeed in problems. Animals don't deserve to go extinct because of our selfishness, stupidity, cruelty, ignorance, etc.
 
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