44 min

Dropping Like Flies: can the world survive without insects‪?‬ Zoo Logic

    • Natural Sciences

In addition to declines in charismatic species, recent data points to a potential extinction event for insects. Mongabay.com's Jeremy Hance discusses his 4-part series on the decrease in insects and root causes such as overuse of pesticides, climate change, and human over-population based on interviews with entomologists from around the globe. What does earth look like with significantly lower insect biodiversity and abundance? What happens to the species that are dependent upon insects, including humans?

In addition to declines in charismatic species, recent data points to a potential extinction event for insects. Mongabay.com's Jeremy Hance discusses his 4-part series on the decrease in insects and root causes such as overuse of pesticides, climate change, and human over-population based on interviews with entomologists from around the globe. What does earth look like with significantly lower insect biodiversity and abundance? What happens to the species that are dependent upon insects, including humans?

44 min

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