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Insect Species Are Rapidly Going Extinct Across The Globe – All Insects Could Be Gone “In 100 Years”
Michael Snyder



Even though most people don’t seem to realize it yet, we are in the midst of a major extinction level event. And even though it is happening in slow motion, given enough time we would see most life on this planet completely wiped out. Insects are absolutely critical to the global food chain, and right now we are literally on the brink of an ecological Armageddon. All over the world insect populations have been declining precipitously in recent years, and this has already been causing a chain reaction among birds, reptiles and others that eat insects. Species after species is going extinct, and as you will see below, one environmental scientist is now warning that at our current pace all insects could be completely gone “in 100 years”.


This is a true environmental crisis, and yet it is getting relatively little attention from those that call themselves “environmentalists”. But hopefully people will start to wake up, because this is extremely serious.


Over in Germany, the Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld is telling us that the population of flying insects in their area has plunged by 76 percent over the last 37 years…


This warning comes from German entomology enthusiasts, or bug catchers, who have collected 80 million insects in the Rhine countryside over the last 37 years.​
Their collection is now a world-class scientific treasure and also evidence of what is described as one of Earth’s worst extinction phases since the dinosaurs vanished.​
The total annual biomass of flying insects collected has plummeted by 76 percent since the insect-lovers began their meticulous studies.​

According to the president of the society, Martin Sorg, they have been using the exact same traps and have been collecting insects in the exact same locations for the past 37 years. So there have been no changes on their end that would explain the dramatic change in the numbers…


“Since 1982, the traps we manufacture ourselves have been standardised and controlled, all of the same size and the same material, and they are collected at the same rate in 63 locations that are still identical,” explains Sorg.​
The result is a treasure trove of quantitative data that dwarfs that of any funded university project, he says.​

Interestingly, Sorg says that the decline in the insect population has been getting much worse since about 2011


To demonstrate the rapid decline, a lab technician holds up two bottles: one from 1994 contains 1,400 grammes of trapped insects, the newest one just 300 grammes.​
“We only became aware of the seriousness of this decline in 2011, and every year since then we have seen it get worse,” says Sorg, the man who sounded the alarm.​

The iPhone was invented in 2007, and the global use of cell phones has absolutely exploded over the past decade. Many believe that there could be a direct link between the disappearance of the insects and our use of cell phone technology, because without a doubt all of the electromagnetic pollution that we are producing is not good for the bugs.


Others point out that pesticide use around the world is far greater than it has ever been in all of human history, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for insects to find habitats that are not affected in some way. We are dumping massive amounts of this poison wherever food is grown, and many of us use it very heavily on our lawns and gardens as well.


If we do not do something, species after species is going to continue to go extinct. Earlier this year, a “synthesis of 73 studies” that was published by Australian researchers Francisco Sanchez-Bayo and Kris Wyckhuys came to the conclusion that we are facing “the most massive extinction episode” in the history of our civilization…


In February, they published the first synthesis of 73 studies on entomological fauna around the world over the past 40 years, listing places from Costa Rica to southern France.​
They calculated that over 40 percent of insect species are threatened with extinction, and each year about one percent is added to the list.​
This is equivalent, they noted, to “the most massive extinction episode” since the dinosaurs disappeared.​

At this point, we are losing approximately 2.5 percent of all insects each year.


That may not sound like a lot to you, but over a number of decades it is absolutely catastrophic.


In fact, according to Sánchez-Bayo, it is likely that we only have about 100 years before all the insects are gone


Chillingly, the total mass of insects is falling by 2.5 percent annually, the review’s authors said. If the decline continues at this rate, insects could be wiped off the face of the Earth within a century.​
“It is very rapid. In 10 years you will have a quarter less, in 50 years only half left and in 100 years you will have none,”study co-author Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, an environmental biologist at the University of Sydney, Australia, told The Guardian.​

And for some critical insect populations, the end may come a whole lot sooner than that.


As I noted yesterday, an astounding 37 percent of all honeybee colonies in the United States died off last winter.


So what you are going to do when they are gone? Are you going to go out and start pollinating our crops by hand?


In addition, the loss of insects is absolutely disastrous for all of the animals that eat them. According to Sánchez-Bayo, we could see billions of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish starve to death


One of the biggest impacts of insect loss is on the many birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that eat insects. “If this food source is taken away, all these animals starve to death,” he said. Such cascading effects have already been seen in Puerto Rico, where a recent study revealed a 98% fall in ground insects over 35 years.​

Are you starting to get the picture?


Unless something truly miraculous happens, our planet is doomed, and the clock is ticking.


A lot of people out there keep waiting for a “collapse” to happen, but the truth is that “collapse” is already happening all around us.


If we stay on the path that we are currently on, there is no future for our civilization.

Unfortunately, right now most people are simply not listening to those of us that are trying to sound the alarm.










About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.






 

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Well good then, I'll finally get to unplug my bug zapper
that damn thing cost me at least 50¢ a month to operate

Good Riddence!
 

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No bees, no bats...no food.

Sinclair has been talking about it for many years...

And its staring us in the face...
 

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Not me, I just killed one trying to suck my veins, arteries, something that has blood in it but i ain't playing, i just got beer flowing

i gave up on blood a long time ago, when anyone shows up, i just say i got none left

they usually go away quietly
 

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Besides:
If I spray a colony of ants today, why are the mf'rs back again next year?
If I spray my entire yard, my neighbors yard works for them, just fine, until I'm either outta spray or outta money, then, they come back

BS
just another 'drugs' in the toilet story and i didn't even bother to read it
I got bugs all over my property this year, just like last, and the year before, the bees are everywhere, they especially like the blooming flowers, don't know why...lol
 

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I'd believe the bugaboo before the climate disruption nonsense...

after all, Bayer and their ilk have been poisoning the Earth for centuries...
 

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Why are there still mosquitos ?
 

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About the author:
nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End, Living A Life That Really Matters, The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream.

Yeah, sounds like someone who is real science oriented all right.
a shit stirrer
 

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IDK, here in Iowa they spray so many chemicals it rediculus... a two hr course and a farmer is a certified, registered chemical specialist. Cancer seems to be going off the scale, everybody and their dog has it in their family. when I was a kid there was swarms of monarchs around, now ya rarely see one ounce in a while, cause the chemicals killed all the milkweeds. The bees are dying off too from chemical use & who knows what other good insects. A few farmers are going back to organic, no chemicals, cultivating & and walking fields but that's a very low percentage, basically most won't do it cause then they would have to work, instead of sitting in their air conditioned, air seat , gps controlled tractor, with a wakeup buzzer at the end of the field to turn the tractor around. imo the soil will be completely chemicalized desert that won't grow nothing someday, just glad I won't be around when it happens. So if you don't care about your children, grandchildren continue on.
 

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I call bullshit. Lots of bugs, just as many as there ever was, in this area.

Mike Snyder is a fag. I am so fucking tired of that jackass.
 

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Is this like the animal rights idiots that really only want to save the cute animals?
Are only cute bugs being counted?
Because there is absolutely zero shortage of the ugly fecking bugs in my neck of the woods.


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Just got dun watering the chickens and I did a test spray or two over the weeds and most of the bugs jumped, I guess they were staying out of the afternoon sun; kind of like the chickens are doing, and the goats and the horsie.
 

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Plenty of bugs in all the computer code on the internet. Them bugs are just evolving.
 

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Mosquitos, black flies, ants and ticks are still abundant here but the bee population in my area has absolutely collapsed. For five years we had honeybees but had very little luck with them. I’ve always liked watching them on flowers though. Anyway, our yard is loaded with bee friendly flowers and bushes from our time raising bees and this year so far there have been very few bees of any kind, the nectar and pollen is just going to waste. A handful of bumblebees hit our rhododendron shrubs when we used to see hundreds on those, and very few other wild bees as well. Even wasps and hornets have dwindled.
It’s only anecdotal and local to me but I don’t like it either way....
 

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I was out looking at hollyhock flowers last evening, its amazing the array of wild bees in our area. Theres something for everyone! I recon theres as much ag chemicals used here as anywhere in the US. We still have a very healthy wild bee population.
 

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K, I have a hollytree and when it flowered it was covered in bees, so the bees are not gone. You know what I think is killing all the flying insects? Windshields. So ride a murdercycle and eat a bug or two...Hey IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH for Cal Worthington its good enough for you and me.
 

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K, I have a hollytree and when it flowered it was covered in bees, so the bees are not gone. You know what I think is killing all the flying insects? Windshields. So ride a murdercycle and eat a bug or two...Hey IF IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH for Cal Worthington its good enough for you and me.
Close, but windshields have been around for a long time and the bugs did fine. They made it through DDT OK too.

I think it's these useless, goofy leftist statues that sprung up all over hell during the 8 years of hussein that's killing 'em.

 

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yep Irons,

then they talk about conservatives not caring about the environment,

anyone who has ever seen a wind farm may have the same view of them as I,
wherein they are a blight on the landscape

which doesn't even speak to those things couldn't exist without fossil fuels to create them,

the dripping irony syndrome
 

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yep Irons,

then they talk about conservatives not caring about the environment,

anyone who has ever seen a wind farm may have the same view of them as I,
wherein they are a blight on the landscape

which doesn't even speak to those things couldn't exist without fossil fuels to create them,

the dripping irony syndrome
Glad to hear others have plentiful bees around. Could be something as simple as the nectar flow is better around me and they just aren’t coming here, hopefully something simple like that at least.

On the windmills, there is a great “rustic” state park I used to frequent called Pillsbury State Park that just has pit toilets and no electricity that kept away most non-camper types of people. Anyway, they put a dozen or so windmills on one of the ridges bordering the park and now there are only a few campsites from which you can’t hear the constant woosh woosh woosh, very disappointing, ruins the experience for me.
 

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yup, those wind mills are an eye n ear sore!...I still say chemical over use will be a contributing factor in the extinction of man.
8 years ago a farmer west of our rural subdivision decided to use a crop duster to spay a little 10 acre field beside us, the next day walking around in my yard my shoes turned completely orange colored same problem with my neighbors...so off for a visit he says "the spay won't drift" so back to my house with farmer in tow, his shoes turn orange...he fully understood if he sprayed my yard again, big law suits coming his way, never crop dusted again...took 4/5 good rains to get rid of it!
 

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big law suits coming his way, never crop dusted again...took 4/5 good rains to get rid of it!
so? ur going to tort him because your shoes turned green? er orange? are not colored shoes acceptable? K, I am out of this one here cuz ...says to self *just go mike'ie jus go* hahahahah
 

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Somebody needs to tell all the insects in my yard that they are going extinct.

Maybe Al Gore or AOC can announce the deadline?

Meanwhile, I am converting my yard into a honey bee sanctuary.
 

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I notice a decline in many insect species in northern New England. Windshield cleaning reduced, helmet visor cleaning reduced, Monarchs very few seen in back field which is only mowed late fall, bees limited to bumbles just do not see European honey bees anymore. June bugs not buzzing the porch, street light flocks minimal, moths might as well be extinct. Plenty of mosquitoes, but tiny amount of black flies in a spring of running water they need. Additionally I have not seen a single frog in the road this year. Soaking wet spring and cold. If they were around they would be on the pavement at night playing Frogger. Every year is different, average is declining however.

Man is far too concentrated and consumes fat too much. History and science readily show just what concentration and consumption result in. Worried about tomorrow in the western world... no. But man is fixated in the dominant reactionary mentality. When time arrives demanding any advancement, the race to "catch-up" begins. If there were only 1 billion people, or even 3 billion our position would be more flexible. Very difficult to stop an avalanche, 7 billion people is an avalanche.

Article beyond the The Snyder: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185809
 

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Insect Species Are Rapidly Going Extinct Across The Globe – All Insects Could Be Gone “In 100 Years”
Michael Snyder



Even though most people don’t seem to realize it yet, we are in the midst of a major extinction level event. And even though it is happening in slow motion, given enough time we would see most life on this planet completely wiped out. Insects are absolutely critical to the global food chain, and right now we are literally on the brink of an ecological Armageddon. All over the world insect populations have been declining precipitously in recent years, and this has already been causing a chain reaction among birds, reptiles and others that eat insects. Species after species is going extinct, and as you will see below, one environmental scientist is now warning that at our current pace all insects could be completely gone “in 100 years”.


This is a true environmental crisis, and yet it is getting relatively little attention from those that call themselves “environmentalists”. But hopefully people will start to wake up, because this is extremely serious.


Over in Germany, the Amateur Entomology Society of Krefeld is telling us that the population of flying insects in their area has plunged by 76 percent over the last 37 years…


This warning comes from German entomology enthusiasts, or bug catchers, who have collected 80 million insects in the Rhine countryside over the last 37 years.​
Their collection is now a world-class scientific treasure and also evidence of what is described as one of Earth’s worst extinction phases since the dinosaurs vanished.​
The total annual biomass of flying insects collected has plummeted by 76 percent since the insect-lovers began their meticulous studies.​

According to the president of the society, Martin Sorg, they have been using the exact same traps and have been collecting insects in the exact same locations for the past 37 years. So there have been no changes on their end that would explain the dramatic change in the numbers…


“Since 1982, the traps we manufacture ourselves have been standardised and controlled, all of the same size and the same material, and they are collected at the same rate in 63 locations that are still identical,” explains Sorg.​
The result is a treasure trove of quantitative data that dwarfs that of any funded university project, he says.​

Interestingly, Sorg says that the decline in the insect population has been getting much worse since about 2011


To demonstrate the rapid decline, a lab technician holds up two bottles: one from 1994 contains 1,400 grammes of trapped insects, the newest one just 300 grammes.​
“We only became aware of the seriousness of this decline in 2011, and every year since then we have seen it get worse,” says Sorg, the man who sounded the alarm.​

The iPhone was invented in 2007, and the global use of cell phones has absolutely exploded over the past decade. Many believe that there could be a direct link between the disappearance of the insects and our use of cell phone technology, because without a doubt all of the electromagnetic pollution that we are producing is not good for the bugs.


Others point out that pesticide use around the world is far greater than it has ever been in all of human history, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for insects to find habitats that are not affected in some way. We are dumping massive amounts of this poison wherever food is grown, and many of us use it very heavily on our lawns and gardens as well.


If we do not do something, species after species is going to continue to go extinct. Earlier this year, a “synthesis of 73 studies” that was published by Australian researchers Francisco Sanchez-Bayo and Kris Wyckhuys came to the conclusion that we are facing “the most massive extinction episode” in the history of our civilization…


In February, they published the first synthesis of 73 studies on entomological fauna around the world over the past 40 years, listing places from Costa Rica to southern France.​
They calculated that over 40 percent of insect species are threatened with extinction, and each year about one percent is added to the list.​
This is equivalent, they noted, to “the most massive extinction episode” since the dinosaurs disappeared.​

At this point, we are losing approximately 2.5 percent of all insects each year.


That may not sound like a lot to you, but over a number of decades it is absolutely catastrophic.


In fact, according to Sánchez-Bayo, it is likely that we only have about 100 years before all the insects are gone


Chillingly, the total mass of insects is falling by 2.5 percent annually, the review’s authors said. If the decline continues at this rate, insects could be wiped off the face of the Earth within a century.​
“It is very rapid. In 10 years you will have a quarter less, in 50 years only half left and in 100 years you will have none,”study co-author Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, an environmental biologist at the University of Sydney, Australia, told The Guardian.​

And for some critical insect populations, the end may come a whole lot sooner than that.


As I noted yesterday, an astounding 37 percent of all honeybee colonies in the United States died off last winter.


So what you are going to do when they are gone? Are you going to go out and start pollinating our crops by hand?


In addition, the loss of insects is absolutely disastrous for all of the animals that eat them. According to Sánchez-Bayo, we could see billions of birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish starve to death


One of the biggest impacts of insect loss is on the many birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that eat insects. “If this food source is taken away, all these animals starve to death,” he said. Such cascading effects have already been seen in Puerto Rico, where a recent study revealed a 98% fall in ground insects over 35 years.​

Are you starting to get the picture?


Unless something truly miraculous happens, our planet is doomed, and the clock is ticking.


A lot of people out there keep waiting for a “collapse” to happen, but the truth is that “collapse” is already happening all around us.


If we stay on the path that we are currently on, there is no future for our civilization.

Unfortunately, right now most people are simply not listening to those of us that are trying to sound the alarm.










About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.






sorry to derail your thread but if youre gonna check out the bug institute theres is a fantastic club(FKK whorehouse) in krefeld! planet happy garden!
 

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Somebody needs to tell all the insects in my yard that they are going extinct.

Maybe Al Gore or AOC can announce the deadline?

Meanwhile, I am converting my yard into a honey bee sanctuary.
colony, colony....them fk'n bees don't go with ? sancta or is itsankturdwaries
f if eye KNOW SHIT cap lok was on...think the knees of the bees noticed?
 

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colony, colony....them fk'n bees don't go with ? sancta or is itsankturdwaries
f if eye KNOW SHIT cap lok was on...think the knees of the bees noticed?
WTF?
 

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so? ur going to tort him because your shoes turned green? er orange? are not colored shoes acceptable? K, I am out of this one here cuz ...says to self *just go mike'ie jus go* hahahahah
I know your just being facetious...but being the nice guy I am I gave him fair warning...kids, grandkids, pets play in the yard, I don't need them poisoned!
 

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When you spill beer on yer keyboard and wipe it off with yer hat yer gonna add a few extra characters to yer message.
I'm sure y'all is aware of that.

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