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Are Insect Populations Dwindling?

 

July 27, 2022

Many people have commented on the blessing that mosquitos are scarce this summer. Others have noticed a decrease in bug splatter on windshields. Researchers confirm that these observations are not just perception; the decline in insect populations is real.

Habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change are threatening insect populations worldwide. In 2019, Biological Conservation reported that 40% of all insect species are declining globally. While it may sound nice to live in a world with fewer bugs, environmental writer Oliver Milman says that human beings would be in big trouble without i...



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