Imagine an ecological pyramid. Lower life forms and insects nearer the bottom, and as you get higher up through the vertebrate ranks so too does one get closer to humankind at the top – a species dependent on the building blocks below.
However in under 30 years, insect populations have declined by 75%. Let that sink in.
These are the same populations that make up the baseline for thousands of food webs and pollinate millions of plant species. All of which we rely on for our own survival.
Considering a tropical rainforest sustains over 20 million species in its canopy alone, this is a catastrophe of epic proportions. There are whole ecosystems that have collapsed and disappeared unnoticed by the world at large – a phenomenon that will only continue to escalate through extensive insecticide application to provide and address the needs of the human race.
For a deeper understanding of the severity of this problem, have a look at the whole article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/21/insects-giant-ecosystem-collapsing-human-activity-catastrophe?fbclid=IwAR1cOHAq78mpzzcX1NaQTayeD5Xe09S8PSnidBwIdbM7MvsTuB8iTvy5nMk