The young may not know it, but any older person remembers very well that up to about 20 years ago any car trip meant a windscreen covered in insects crushed by the impact. Today, that doesn’t happen in the same way anymore.
It may look great to travel with a clean windscreen but doesn’t that tell you something?
Where did all the bugs go anyway?
Scientists associate the dramatic decline of insect populations with agribusiness due to the destruction of natural habitats and pesticide application. The decline of insects, besides being a tragedy in itself, affects all earthly ecosystems, such as the diet of birds, reptiles and amphibians, and pollination of plants, etc.
The collapse of insect populations may be the first sign of the collapse of our earthly ecosystems?
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