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Alarm over decline in flying insects-75% over 30 years (bbc.com)
submitted 1 year ago by muad_dib
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[–]Dragusha 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (2 children)
Could the massive uptick in plastics be responsible for this? The widespread use of plastics will have massive implications for our biosphere
[–]muad_dib[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
It is entirely possible, though it would probably be the chemical byproducts and not the actual plastics. More likely is the accumulation of all the industrial and agricultural chemicals in the ecosystem. Couple that with temperature fluctuation and habitat loss and you will start to get a clearer picture of why it is happening
[–]Node 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year ago (0 children)
The fundamental cause is too many humans. The details of whether it's from the burning of forests or the exhaust from fossil fuels is incidental.