Insect Populations Plummet 75 Percent; ‘Cascading Effects’ On Food Chain

“There’s no reason to think this isn’t happening everywhere,” Tanya Latty, researcher and teaching fellow at Sydney University’s School of Life and Environment Sciences, told CNN. “If you see these sort of dramatic declines in protected areas, it makes me worry that this (trend) could be everywhere.”

Ah, the new Climate Change. I was wondering what would replace/supplement it.

“No reason to think this isn’t happening everywhere”? More like “no evidence to think this is happening everywhere- or even anywhere”. To think these people are considered ‘scientists’.

  • ontario john

    OH MY GOD! WERE ALL GOING TO DIE!! We need more carbon taxes.

  • Sharkibark

    There are several articles online that disprove the “endangered” honeybee myth.

  • CodexCoder

    Oh, no, the revival of the lying Rachel Carson and the Silent Spring!

    • CoolTolerance

      Pesticides are a major problem.
      When I moved into my new home, not one bird in the area for the first two years. Every home was heavily into cosmetic pesticides.
      The City had just enacted the ban when I moved in. It took three years for the birds to return. Now, loads of birds.
      Just saying…

  • Adam StJames

    This is so not fair. I haven’t even been abused yet. I don’t even know Harvey Weinstein, and now, dying insects. I just can’t keep up anymore.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    You mean fewer disease-carrying mosquito bites? Hallelujah!

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I. for one, believe it. I’ve lived in a bug-infested environment pretty much all my life. Some years, lately, there have been summers with no mosquitoes nor blackflies. One season, we drove from Tundra Bay to Longlac and back, 400 mile return trip, and didn’t even have to clean the windshield of the truck, which was amazing, considering it was mid-summer…

    • Exile1981

      This last two dry summers has seen us have s massive decrease in mosquitoes but an increase in bees and unfortunately a massive infestation of democrat bugs aka box elder beetles.

    • CoolTolerance

      Same here. And we had quite a bit of rain and cooler temperatures. As of beginning of May, I live outside. I saw one bee, maybe three wasps, a few earwigs, not many flies and a few spiders. Not normal. But we are having a wonderful and warmer fall season. Maybe next year for the insects.

    • Sharkibark

      I don’t. I live in Ontario and have had a ton of mosquitoes due to a wet spring/summer, a ton of spiders indoors and out and bees and yellowjackets enjoying our prelonged “summer” around our government enforced feeding grounds. (others call them blue bins.)

  • Liberal Progressive

    It’s Donald Trump’s fault!

  • CaligulaJones

    Shorter: give me more grant money to try to find things even though I’m not sure where they could be.

    The worst thing about science these days is that the social activists posing as scientists don’t think that nature can be as smart as the piece of paper they have from a university says they are…