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LOSING OUR INSECT POPULATION AT ALARMING RATES AND SPECIES

LOSING OUR INSECT POPULATION AT ALARMING RATES AND SPECIES

…when eco structures disassemble…

By: Mark Cohen

LOSING OUR INSECT POPULATION AT ALARMING RATES AND SPECIES

What happens. What happens when eco structures disassemble. How does that effect the system?

insect population and species decline metamodern magazine

What happens when eco structures disassemble and the eco structure is vegetation and food for humans.

In a recently published scientific journal, it has come to absolutely everyone’s attention that there is a great loss of insects.

Some of the insects’ populations are plummeting 50%, and some in that percentage are vital; such as, butterflies and bees and the dung beetle. Although, all insects are productive, some have been found to be more so.

So the question remains, how to repopulate the bees and the butterflies and the dung beetle…

Because truly, we do not know what will happen when eco structures disassemble.  When the butterflies no longer fly to pollenate, when the bees no longer pollenate nor produce honey, to what will man turn? Certainly one can fly a drone bee to pollenate, but that bee cannot make honey. Certainly one can fly a butterfly drone for pollination and possibly predator seek-and-destroy, but nothing can mimic their beauty and the joy it delivers.

According to the Butterfly Conservatory, in the UK:
“…Butterflies and moths have been recognised by the Government as indicators of biodiversity. Their fragility makes them quick to react to change so their struggle to survive is a serious warning about our environment.”

The global world’s butterfly and insect population has been declining since the Industrial age, it is only now that the populations and the biodiversity have been so greatly affected that we are taking notice and expecting that necessary measure will follow.

What happened to the 60’s and 70’s when air pollution was all the rage and that poor Indian cried in polluted rivers? Where is that group now? Why aren’t more people banning the over-worked farming industry supplying more hay to the unprecedented cow industry.  Why aren’t more people paying more attention to the pesticides that are still being used? Pesticides were part of the pollution, so where did the protesters go?  Oddly enough, it is that very generation who are now our elected officials.

It is time we pay attention, do something. Grow your own butterfly garden, encourage honey bees, sign a petition, start a Federally Funded farm…but, it is time to do something; for how do we really know what happens when eco structures disassemble.