Save the Insects

Can flowers can self-pollinate?

No. Not yet.

Do we need insects around?

Yes we do.

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and one of the world's top entomologists, said that the importance of insects to the planet should spur humans to take immediate action against one of the major causes of insect decline – the climate crisis.

"I have read pretty much every study in English and I haven't seen a single one where entomologists don't believe the main message that a lot of insect species are definitely declining," said Sverdrup-Thygeson. "When you throw all the pesticides and climate change on top of that, it is not very cool to be an insect today."

If this decline continues unabated, Sverdrup-Thygeson warned, soon "it will not be fun to be a human on this planet either." 

EcoWatch May 2019

 

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