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Insect Apocalypse: 40% of world species threatened with extinction

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What’s happening?

Over 40% of global insect species are threatened with extinction, scientists said in a new report, marking an unprecedented loss of biodiversity.

A third of the total world’s insects are endangered, the report found, warning that at their current pace of extinction, they might disappear completely in 100 years.

Common species such as butterflies and dung beetles are among the most affected.

Why is it happening?

In the past 4 billion years, previous waves of biodiversity loss have happened on a massive scale as a result of meteorite impacts, long ice ages and volcanic eruptions. Yet this time, the phenomenon is not natural but man-made.

In their report published in Biological Conservation, scientists point the destructive role of intensive agriculture and pollution, mainly caused by the use of pesticides and fertilisers.

Urbanisation and climate change are also having an impact on the world’s insect population, the report said.

What can be done?

“A rethinking of current agricultural practices, in particular a serious reduction in pesticide usage and its substitution with more sustainable, ecologically-based practices, is urgently needed to slow or reverse current trends,” scientists said in an alarming call for action.

Applying technologies to clean polluted waters would also help to safeguard insects’ ecosystems, according to the report.

euronews



26 Comments on "Insect Apocalypse: 40% of world species threatened with extinction"

  1. Davy on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 10:53 am 

    I have noticed a decline in mosquitoes around the farm. No shortage of flies and other irritating insects. It is amazing what the cows and goats have to live with in the warm months. I feel sorry for them and the constant harassment. I still have good butterfly and pollinator populations around the farm. Here in the Ozarks there is far fewer chemicals used than the grain belt. That surely makes a difference.

  2. FuelShortageComingYouAreDeadUglyLoser on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 10:59 am 

    Genetic entropy. Everything is dying:trees, human, insect, plant, everything.

    Reproduction of any living things lead to genetic loss of information. Base on the rate of genetic default from one generation to another, some estimate that life on earth has about 1000 year left before everything die.

    This is video made in Korean. Look at how unhealthy they look. One young girl even has rotten teeth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FszWMcgOss

  3. Chrome Mags on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 5:09 pm 

    I’m surprised there’s even an article about it – oh, that’s right, it might adversely affect food production profits due to lack of pollination and that has everything to do with homo colossus. Sure, I get it now. But just for a moment there I thought our species actually cared about other species – lol.

  4. peakyeast on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 5:56 pm 

    Where I live I have also noticed a significant reduction in insect population.

    All insects except flies has declined by much more than 50% in the past 8 years – the flies are produced by the farmers and their waste – so I suppose they are pretty secure for now.

  5. Sissyfuss on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 6:19 pm 

    Correct Chromies. Money rules and ruins the world. With Limits to Growth becoming obvious everywhere, including my insectless rustic acreage, the Greed mongers are growing more desperate to hide the results of overshoot from their fellow overshooters. But if this is a true predicament let’s break out the booze and have a ball.

  6. Anonymouse on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 6:22 pm 

    Be that as it may, there is no shortage of irradiating insects here @ PO.com. The expcetionalturd for example, buzzes around here constantly, stinging, sucking the blood out of the place, spreading diseases and generally being a massive pest, that is highly resistant to most known sprays and control measures. With no sigh of a pending die-off to that particular sub-species of pest on the horizon, sadly.

    The primary source of harassment to any goats and cows still left alive on your horror-story ‘farm’, is you expcetionalturd, not mosquitoes.

  7. Davy on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 6:28 pm 

    Anon, I have decided for the sake of forum clarity to just ignore you for a while. You are basically irrelevant and best described as background noise or maybe glare. So knock yourself out.

  8. makati1 on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 7:08 pm 

    Now if Davy would just “ignore” all of us….

  9. Sissyfuss on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 7:23 pm 

    Bravo Davy, you’re being the bigger man.

  10. Mitch on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 8:52 pm 

    Davy’s above comment was in response to Anonymouse, not ignoring him.

  11. makati1 on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 9:07 pm 

    Mitch, my comment was meant to say what it said. Davy should ignore all of us. But then, he would have no life. No one reads his bullshit anyway.

    Davy is an “exceptionalist” who cannot defend his baby killing, terrorist country so he resorts to immature putdowns and lies.

  12. Anonymouse on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 11:38 pm 

    I would say he is an exceptional TURD. Neither the murderous, thieving amerikan regime he cheer-leads for, with a fervor only slightly less than that of amerikas monied elites and kosher media (a club he definitely NOT a member of ROFL), or his shit, stinks.
    At least in his delusional mind.

    Its important to remember, there is no Davy ‘farm’. But there is a DavyMOB. Lots of bugs I am sure, and what animals still living he does posses are likely in a terrible state. Equal to an or worse than what you would find in most amerikan agro-chem factory farms. Which shouldn’t surprise as the delusional one is completely enamored by the worst aspects of his turd-world empire and its inhumane practices.

    So quit claiming you feel ‘sorry’ for the animals. We are talking about a semi-organic life-form that literally, does not know what the word ‘sorry’ even means. Completely outside the delusionalturds limited understanding.

  13. Davy on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 4:46 am 

    “Mitch on Tue, 12th Feb 2019 8:52 pm
    Davy’s above comment was in response to Anonymouse, not ignoring him.”

    JuanP, I am ignoring you also for a time. I will however highlight socks used against me and identity theft.

  14. Davy on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 4:52 am 

    “Mitch, my comment was meant to say what it said. Davy should ignore all of us. But then, he would have no life. No one reads his bullshit anyway. Davy is an “exceptionalist” who cannot defend his baby killing, terrorist country so he resorts to immature putdowns and lies.”

    Well, that is the problem with you makato. I have in the past made attempt to ignore you and then you make comments like the above. You can either ignore me or not. Don’t play games and try to act like you are but then aren’t. I still plan on debating all of you if there is a reason to. I am doing this for a time for forum clarity. This may change down the road. I suggest the three of you try to reform your bad behavior for the sake of the forum.

  15. Mitch on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 8:11 am 

    Neither of your two above comments are ignoring anyone Davy, and I am not JuanP. Stupid.

  16. Gaia on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 12:30 pm 

    Davy, you need to see a psychiatrist.

  17. Anonymouse on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 1:55 pm 

    Hear that mak?, the exceptionalturd might start paying attention to you again, ‘down the road’, ROFL. BUT, only if you reform your wicked ways. Oh noes. That’ll learn ya.

    And that kids, is just one example, of why we call him the delusionalist.

  18. Sock Puppet on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 5:34 pm 

    DAVY, the problem is you always fall back into your old habits of being cruel, hateful, aggressive, domineering, and downright mean as hell against any commentator who does not concur with your opinions. Hell, you even have the audacity to lie with a straight face.

    Yes, I;m now using a sock as I know you would invariably bring personal issues into the conversation.

    Proof is in the eatin of the puddin.

  19. makati1 on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 5:38 pm 

    Anon, Davy is a full time delusionist, to name only one of his problems. I hope he never pays attention to my posts again. But he will be back. Like Pavlov’s dog, he is conditioned to bully anyone he doesn’t like.

    I think all of his sock puppets are getting him confused and he is losing his grip on what reality he once had. We shall see how long he can resist. Forever is ok with me.

  20. Davy on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 5:47 pm 

    makati just for the record are you going to ignore me or not?

  21. makati1 on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 5:49 pm 

    Ignore what? I was replying to Anon, not you, Pavlov’s dog. Do you have a problem distinguishing who is talking to whom?

  22. Davy on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 5:53 pm 

    look makati, if you want to attack me like you did above then we don’t have an agreement. what is it? You lame comment above is not ignoring.

  23. makati1 on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 6:05 pm 

    I don’t give a fuck about “agreements”. If I told my neighbor here that you were an asshole and you didn’t hear it, you would not know. So, don’t read any comments that start with makati1. Simple, if you were not Pavlov’s dog. Woof! LMAO

  24. Davy on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 6:39 pm 

    That answers that question.LOL. I could give a shit about you or your bad behavior. This is about the others here who want a change. In your case nothing has changed. You are on the record.

  25. Anonymouse on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 7:10 pm 

    Sounds like the delusional one wants some kind of official…..ish statement from you mak, you know, for his ‘documents’. The ones he keeps in a lockbox under his cot. Or pastes to every wall from floor to ceiling in his room. Or whatever he does with them. Maybe he’ll expect you to get it notarized for him as well.

  26. makati1 on Wed, 13th Feb 2019 7:31 pm 

    Official Statement: “Go to hell Davy!”

    There, does that clarify your position in my life, delusional Davy? You are Pavlov’s dog writ YUGE! You cannot walk away unless you are winning and you will never win on this forum or anywhere in life. You are a born loser Davy.

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