- Oct 25, 2017
Without bees, life as we know it is over.
Yes but what would they eat though and what if they started eating insects that were beneficial to us?
I just assume there are a million little winged insects that are currently limiting each other because they're basically all the same, so if you get rid of one the rest explode in population
When bees and ants are no longer around for your children to know what they are first hand, you're gonna have a lot more problems than worrying about explaining what they were.
Doesn't it say quite clearly there hasn't been enough global research on the topic; for example it shows particularly worrying results for UK BUT that's due to extensive research there. From the limited studies so far, projections are made; hence the worry.The headline is one of those "heart in the right place but you're not helping" sorts of sensationalism. Insects are NOT going extinct. FFS we can't kill them whenever we try our damndest. There are some particularly vulnerable niche species that might go extinct, but that's nothing new.
What is happening is a global disruption of equilibrium, and when that happens reality finds a new equilibrium. That might involve mass famine. That by itself is big enough, and hits a lot closer to home than "insects may go extinct".
Yeah I've noticed the same every summer these last few yearsI noticed that myself in germany. I remember seeing way more insects squirm and fly around as a kid. i think there was a study that said cars maybe play a part in it, as tons of insects die when they get squashed on windshields. and ofc the changing environment yadda yadda. as always its a multitude of reasons that leads to us fucking up everything around us
€: oh i got that car one wrong, apparently it is sometimes used as an example of showcasing decline in flying insects as nowadays we see way less dead insects on our windshields in comparison to some years ago, tho changes in car and windshield design are probably the biggest reason for that
More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
i said damn
Because defeatism is encouraged by headlines (or rather thread titles) like this, and admitting defeat is the last thing we need right nowDoesn't it say quite clearly there hasn't been enough global research on the topic; for example it shows particularly worrying results for UK BUT that's due to extensive research there. From the limited studies so far, projections are made; hence the worry.
Not quite understanding why you're taking such issue. From what I read in the link, it all seems quite clear, straight forward and something worth a follow up.
If you have another link or studies with alternative results or views, I'd deffo be interested in reading.
Not meaning any of this to be an aggressive response btw :)
I said "headline" but I'm talking about OP's thread title, which is shamelessly clickbait-y and to be fair, the rhetoric's in the article as well (albeit mixed in with disclaimers and such).
I'm pretty sure at least you will be long dead before ants are extinct. We are a tiny bit closer to bee extinction, but it's still very unlikely your children won't know what a bee is.
Reason #1 being that irl the frog would eat her with much quicker snaps, and if parts of her were still sticking out it would use its cute little forelegs to shove her deeper into its mouth. It's horrifying that those animations were green lit.
Yeah we're screwing things over in every direction, and fossil fuels are helping enable it.It makes sense. We are overusing all of the resources on the planet. The more we take in land use, from the oceans, etc. the less there is for other species to eat.
As much as the left talks about greenhouse gases (also super important), no-one seems to want to address that as a species we are all just overconsuming everything.
Amphibians are going extinct even faster than insects, so, uh...
It can't be that bad, many, many bugs will still exist, i can understand being uneasy about bringing children to a changing world but then it has always been like that. at least we have more mental health resources and tools than previous generations had access to, if someone truly wants to have a family its their choice society won't suddendly collapse from night to day.at least if thats the main reason for not having kids imo, there is no need to be so pessimistic