Insects and Us: Our Shared Fate
Hear Me Discuss it Thursday at Noon on Vermont Public Radio
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Now that the fate of insects is being described in apocalyptic terms, I helped to make some sense of it all live on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition on February 21. We covered the science and discussed the fate of insects — and therefore our own fate. You can now hear the show online.
Here’s some background reading:
- The Insect Apocalypse is Here by Brooke Jarvis in The New York Times.
- Troubling research from Germany documenting more than a 75 percent decline in flying insect biomass.
- Plummeting Insect Numbers ‘Threaten Collapse of Nature’ from The Guardian.
- The Extinction of Meaning, my essay on the subject, which you can read or even have read aloud to you on Medium.
Downloading it even as I type this. I miss the days when “unthinkable” really meant something.
Well put, Mark! We could do with a bit less “unthinkable” these days.
3 out of 7 are favorites of mine! Thank you for publicizing this most serious problem! I hope it alerts more people to the issue!
3 out of 7?
Monarch Butterfly, Dogbane Beetle, Primrose Moth. I look for them each year!
Ah, of course! And many others as well!