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‘Hyper-alarming’ study reveals dramatic decline of insect population in rainforest

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:25 PM

REAVERFAN


Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realised. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 per cent. In places where long-term insect data is available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 per cent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves.

The latest report, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study's authors implicate climate change in the loss of tropical invertebrates.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/insect-population-decrease-
hyper-alarming-puerto-rico-rainforest-invertebrate-bugs-america-a8586126.html


This is alarming. If they go, we're next.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 4:53 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Who do we blame this on? The Russians?

Dammit Keeks and Siggs. Stop killin muh insects.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 8:09 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Who do we blame this on? The Russians?

Dammit Keeks and Siggs. Stop killin muh insects.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Did somebody hijack RF's login?

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:54 PM

REAVERFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Who do we blame this on? The Russians?

Dammit Keeks and Siggs. Stop killin muh insects.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Typical. Ignorant, and proud of it.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:55 PM

REAVERFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Who do we blame this on? The Russians?

Dammit Keeks and Siggs. Stop killin muh insects.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Did somebody hijack RF's login?



Typical. Russian troll pretends to be "civil," but is incapable of it.

Be glad you don't live in America. Your shit wouldn't fly here.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:23 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by reaverfan:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Who do we blame this on? The Russians?

Dammit Keeks and Siggs. Stop killin muh insects.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

Did somebody hijack RF's login?


Typical. Russian troll pretends to be "civil," but is incapable of it.

Be glad you don't live in America. Your shit wouldn't fly here.

Well, golly. Didn't take too long to revert to form.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 1:46 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Too bad Obama wasn't doing anything about this while it was going on.
Quote:

Originally posted by reaverfan:
Insects around the world are in a crisis, according to a small but growing number of long-term studies showing dramatic declines in invertebrate populations. A new report suggests that the problem is more widespread than scientists realised. Huge numbers of bugs have been lost in a pristine national forest in Puerto Rico, the study found, and the forest's insect-eating animals have gone missing, too.

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had decreased by 45 per cent. In places where long-term insect data is available, mainly in Europe, insect numbers are plummeting. A study last year showed a 76 per cent decrease in flying insects in the past few decades in German nature preserves.

The latest report, published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that this startling loss of insect abundance extends to the Americas. The study's authors implicate climate change in the loss of tropical invertebrates.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/insect-population-decrease-
hyper-alarming-puerto-rico-rainforest-invertebrate-bugs-america-a8586126.html


This is alarming. If they go, we're next.






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