Warning: dying insect populations threaten our future

Summary: While we obsess over climate change, other severe threats grow worse. Previous posts discussed our dying oceans. Today we look at the rapid decay in the health of insect populations. If it continues, this could have horrific effects. "Vanishing Act: Why Insects Are Declining and Why It Matters" By Christian Schwägerl in Yale360 "Insect … Continue reading Warning: dying insect populations threaten our future

Are 30 thousand species going extinct every year?

The Sixth Extinction

Summary: The warnings become increasingly dire and shrill as we approach November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. One theme warns about the increasing rate of extinctions, described with astonishing numbers -- and projected to add humanity to the endangered species list. As usual, these claims distract attention from serious and imminent threats, such … Continue reading Are 30 thousand species going extinct every year?