The Insect Collapse = 66% of Life

NOTE: No mathematical or rhetorical concepts were hurt in this post.

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers (theguardian.com

If you look at a photo of a “nature reserve” in the German insect study, you can clearly see the reserves are an intensive agricultural area.

It’s kinda the point. It’s like southern Ontario, a big shit hole of crop fields with small tree islands. The islands are too isolated and small to sustain biodiversity. Ecology needs a depth and breadth of forest to propagate.

My brother-in-law used to say, if the bugs won’t eat it, neither will I. I always admired the bald faced simplicity of that claim.

6 corporations = 100% of media.

5 families = 100% of food. (poetic license = slight exageration)

Humans and livestock occupy 50% of land and caused 80% of land vertebrate species extinctions over 10,000 years.

Humans and livestock caused 66% of insect die offs in the last 20 years. 80% of 75%?

Humans and livestock will destroy 100% of soil destruction in 50 years. 100% of 0?

Our food is killing all the earth.

When soil dies we will have to cut more trees to grow food.

This is clearly not only unsustainable, it is anti-sustainable.

The food that is poisoning us while destroying earth and burning soil is not a giant corporation filled with worker drones.

Almost 90% of food products we buy is owned by 10 corporations, and those 10 corporations buy their food supplies from 5 super rich powerful families.

These 5 families now own the poison proof seeds and technology we need to eat. This is why we allow them to do it.

Monsanto and Bayer are the 2 primary drivers of mass extinction. They are going to legally merge into one giant earth killing machine, and we’re too caught up in race, sex and class politics to notice.

Collapse Daily

Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers (theguardian.com)

More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas (journals.plos.org)

The extinction crisis extends far beyond rare and endangered species– “Biological annihilation” (psmag.com)

Rising temps cause soils to release carbon on a scale that accelerates climate change, reports 26-year study. | A day late, but not a dollar short. A quarter century? Do I need to spell it out? We’re f-u-c-k-e-d-!

New Amazon Threat? Deforestation from Mining | We need heavy metal mining for erotic minerals.

Al Franken Auditions for Senate Climate Lead. Millions Watch (scientificamerican.com) : El Franco Diablo Stein

When Chicago River runs backward, no denying danger of climate change(chicago.suntimes.com)

The Heartland Institute science denial playbook has been leaked. This is a copy.(eenews.net) | The establishment handbook.

Norway becomes the world’s first country to commit to zero deforestation (inhabitat.com) | That’s because they import the wood and burn it for electricity and heat.

Beavers: A Potential Missing Link in California’s Water Future (newsdeeply.com) | Sorry, I never met a beaver story I didn’t like, let alone worship.

more links coming shortly…

Don’t Rely on US Consumers to Power Global Growth (DDMB)

Something Wicked This Way Comes: McDonald’s Stock Buybacks (Lebowitz)

$1 Trillion In Liquidity Is Leaving: Market’s First Crash-Test In 10 Years (ZH)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “The Insect Collapse = 66% of Life

  1. Red says:

    Just local observation only but living on the south shore of Nova Scotia for six decades I’ve noticed the decline in insects dramatically over the last decade or so. Now over the last couple of years I’m noticing a sharp decline in local song bird populations. Nothing scientific just personal observation. I don’t count birds at the feeders or else where. I do however spend the majority of my waking hours out side both working and recreationally. This decline is over the last couple of years, and makes me wonder if the insect decline is starting to show up a little higher in the food chain. Taking into account the insect population drop and the life expectancy of adult song birds, approx. 5-10 years from what I can see. The mortality rate of fledglings in a world of abundance is shockingly low, less than 50%, in a depleted world as the adults die off at normal ages and a lower than normal replacement population should start to have a visible impact for even the casual observer. I think I might be looking at it now!?

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