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Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'
The Guardian ^ | 2/10/19 | Damian Carrington

Posted on 02/11/2019 1:52:51 AM PST by LibWhacker

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To: C210N

Number 2 is total BS. Higher temperatures increases diversification of species.


61 posted on 02/11/2019 6:28:21 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: LibWhacker

There seems to be a large increase in lice, bedbugs and fleas in the US. That should make the Guardian editors a little happier.


62 posted on 02/11/2019 6:30:43 AM PST by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: LibWhacker

If we’re going to kill off insects, can we start with the Fs? You know, fleas, flying ants, flies, etc. But NOT fireflies.


63 posted on 02/11/2019 6:31:13 AM PST by upchuck (When a society is open, then it [the Left] can’t win. ~ Daniel Greenfield)
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To: LibWhacker
The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year

Who counted? Was that one of Obama's shovel ready jobs?

64 posted on 02/11/2019 6:33:17 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: LibWhacker

These are the folks that think insects should be our food supply.


65 posted on 02/11/2019 6:35:19 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: mowowie

Over by the DC beltway last week I saw boxelder bugs.

Since the heat wave ended they are probably back to hiding in crevices in rocks, or houses.


66 posted on 02/11/2019 6:35:51 AM PST by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: LibWhacker

Someone needs to watch the old 1971 documentary movie -The Hellstrom Chronicle- about insects. As a film critic of the time said...”It makes you want to leave the theater and start stomping bugs!”

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067197/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hellstrom_Chronicle


67 posted on 02/11/2019 6:40:01 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: LibWhacker

I thought cockroaches could survive a nuclear bomb!


68 posted on 02/11/2019 6:40:06 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: C210N

Insects breathe oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. Termites alone generate 10 times more CO2 than all fossil fuel sources combined. A 10% reduction in insects would put Al Gore out of business.


69 posted on 02/11/2019 6:54:49 AM PST by Reeses (A journey of a thousand miles begins with a government pat down.)
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve read most of the comments. The tone is atypical.

You all don’t get it, do you? It’s not just the bees. More studies need to be done. Pronto. The warning signs have been there for decades and others warned of this very effect.

Buy seeds; you’re gonna need ‘em.


70 posted on 02/11/2019 6:59:32 AM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: LibWhacker

If only that applied to la cucarachas. Hate those things.


71 posted on 02/11/2019 7:02:03 AM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: LibWhacker

I’m going to tell all of my free-range chickens that they have to go on a diet. That’s the least my hens can do to help save the planet. /snort


72 posted on 02/11/2019 7:02:57 AM PST by Towed_Jumper
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To: logi_cal869

...I’ve read most of the comments. The tone is atypical.

I’d noticed the strange decrease in insects a while back
Before it bacame an Internet “Thing”
I’ve assumed it was because of the wide application of Neonicotinoids

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonicotinoid


73 posted on 02/11/2019 7:20:30 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Are the same politico-scientists who said a few years back that we should all eat insects to “save the earth”? What morons. Always in search of grant money for their ridiculous anti-science. They should be beaten within an inch of their lives with their crappy dissertations and, then. exiled to Pitcairn Island.


74 posted on 02/11/2019 7:59:58 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: LibWhacker

Global warming is globalist psyops.


75 posted on 02/11/2019 8:29:20 AM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: shelterguy
Yeah, well in Minnesota you ought to be worried about global warming, not bugs.

In less than 6 months, I predict that the insect population will have rebounded but that it will be 70, maybe even 80, degrees warmer there.

76 posted on 02/11/2019 8:44:12 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

I am actually quite concerned about global warming in Minnesota. About a week ago it was 30 below here. Now it is 20 above. A swing of 50 degrees in a week. If this scientific trend continues then by Labor Day it will be one billion degrees above zero.


77 posted on 02/11/2019 9:07:04 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: shelterguy

I live in the high desert. We often have days with 50 degree swings. 40 degree swings are very common often for days in a row.

That said I understand how that is something unusual in the upper Midwest. I grew up in Iowa.


78 posted on 02/11/2019 9:09:53 AM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: mad_as_he$$

Nothing unusual about it at all here. I didn’t do a /sheldon because it was obvious.


79 posted on 02/11/2019 9:13:29 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: LibWhacker

My dog’s fleas haven’t heard the news yet.
I have a surprise for them this afternoon...


80 posted on 02/11/2019 9:14:51 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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