Thursday May 28, 2020

Insect apocalypse is a wake-up call for all

As a child I had imagined that if nature ever collapsed, it would be under a mushroom cloud - not as the result of a natural catastrophe

17th February, 2019

‘Plummeting insect numbers threaten the collapse of nature’ the headline read. Can you imagine a more extraordinary headline? Here was a front page to truly stop the traffic.

As a child of the 1960s, familiar with the threat of a nuclear winter, I had imagined that if nature ever collapsed, it would be under a mushroom cloud. But under an insect cloud?

It’s a terrifying notion that out there, while we barely pay...

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