Climate Change and Big Farming Combine to Threaten Insects | app

Climate change and habitat loss from big farming are combining to crush global insect populations, with each problem aggravating the other, according to a new study.

Although insects can sometimes bother people, they are also essential for pollinating plants to feed people, making the soil more fertile, and they include beautiful butterflies and fireflies. Scientists have noticed a dramatic drop in both the total number of insects and the diversity of insect species, calling this a slow-motion death per 1,000 cut. These reductions include pesticides and light pollution.

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