Yikes, other bugs are dying off too !!!
We all know about the huge declines in bee and monarch butterfly populations. Now, it turns out that in some areas nearly all insects are at risk of extinction. And if we don’t solve this problem soon, the repercussions could be huge.
Insects are an important part of the global ecosystem. They not only provide important pollination services, but they also occupy an important place on the bottom of the food chain for many animals. Fewer insects means less food, leading to plant and animal population declines.
“The growing threat to [insects], which play an important role in food security, provides another compelling example of how connected people are to our environment, and how deeply entwined our fate is with that of the natural world,” said Achim Steiner, the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, in a press statement.
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I have a feeling we are not going to be "solving" this problem. We are in the sixth great extinction, and things are in motion which are far beyond our ability to "fix".
Once the smoke clears a new equilibrium will be established, but we may not be part of it. But that's the way the wheel goes round and always has. We had our shot, and nature is selecting us for extinction. And if we really believe in the theory of evolution, that's the way things have to be.