Monday, 11 February 2019

Here's The Guardian's take on plummeting insect numbers

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

Of course the thing with insects is that even if you don't like some of them, you should find out what their job description is before swatting them. There are no lazy insects - even queen bees are busy lying there gestating - they all have jobs to do. But hands up anyone who knows what these jobs are. I'm no different.

Mulling over their decline, and wondering how it comes about, I decided that if you multiply all the windscreens of all the vehicles in the world by the number of insects that get squashed it gives some idea of the vast losses by that particular route. Mmm.

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