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Plummeting insect numbers ‘threaten collapse of nature’

The rate of insect extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. Photograph: Courtesy of Entomologisher Verein Krefeld

Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review


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  1. Ted Mead

    February 12, 2019 at 10:54 am

    It’s an absolute no-brainer, and an accurate barometer that a global ecological collapse is imminent before our eyes if we continue down the same blinkered path we are blindly traveling!

    Unfortunately the TT trolls, those who are heavily into resource extraction, nature destruction and the pursuance of the almighty dollar with no regard for the future, will never comprehend what fools they are!

  2. Russell

    February 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

    It’s not just the weather that Climate Change is affecting, it’s EVERYTHING.

    Everything on our planet and throughout the universe is connected, and those in Governments all around the world have lost their connection to this fundamental fact of life.

    We must get rid of capitalist governments preaching jobs and economy as we know them.

    All the predictions off into 2030/2050 have already come to fruition, and some have occurred that we didn’t even predict .. like the loss of insects and the melting underneath the icecaps.

    There won’t be a ” .. by the end of the century.”

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