[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'

Helen Varley Jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Mon Feb 11 09:54:22 CET 2019


monsanto & round-up have a lot to answer for!!

On 11.02.19 00:43, Paul Hertz via NetBehaviour wrote:
> In Chicago, we've been wondering where the lightning bugs have gone.
> When I was a child in Ohio in the 1950s we used to drive out into the
> country to see clouds of them lifting off the fields as the last
> glimmers of the summer sun faded. When we moved to Chicago 30 years
> ago our son caught them in the backyard, in the middle of the city. I
> don't know if my granddaughters will grow up chasing after them, there
> seem to be so few that come out now. 
>
> -- Paul
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:27 PM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com
> <mailto:sondheim at panix.com>> wrote:
>
>
>
>     There have been a number of studies on this. And in the U.S. -
>     when we
>     drive across country - the same. No insects. The last 'grouping' I
>     saw was
>     maybe ten years ago - grasshoppers escaping a wildfire near
>     Copperton,
>     Utah...
>
>     On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
>     > Scary stuff from today's Guardian, for those of you who haven't
>     seen it:
>     >
>     https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature
>
>     > .
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