Insects Are Dying En Masse, Risking ‘Catastrophic’ Collapse Of Earth’s Ecosystems

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  1. Space_Time

    Space_Time Well-Known Member

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    We've heard about the honeybee issue. Is there really a mass insect die-off? Or will turn out to be overblown?

     
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    Hoosier8 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Tom Steyer is certain this is cause by Climate Change which is all Trump's fault.

    Otherwise, stay tuned for the truth.
     
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    Well that's definitely not happening at my garden in the summer......... Plenty of insects here in Florida.
     
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    FOR THE PAST two weeks Bavarians have been standing in lines, sometimes quite long ones, to sign a petition designed to save bees, other bugs, and the birds that eat them.

    The petition itself is not light-hearted, however. Nor is it simply a high-minded statement of principle. It consists of four pages of detailed amendments to Bavaria’s nature protection law which, taken together, would fundamentally change how farming is done in the state, with the overall goal of creating a connected web of wildlife-friendly habitat.

    One amendment, for example, would require farmers to spare hedges and trees. Another would preserve five-meter-wide (16-foot) stripes of habitat on stream- and river-banks. Perhaps the most important would commit Bavaria to a goal of farming 30 percent of the state’s agricultural land organically, without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, by 2030.


    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...avarians-vote-save-bugs-birds-change-farming/
     

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