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Old 02-11-2019, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Insect populations are quickly disappearing en masse

In today’s news about the ongoing anthropogenic mass extinction, the global population of insects are plummeting:

“More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...apse-of-nature

Wonder what is going to get us first: climate overheating or global food chain collapse

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Old 02-11-2019, 08:57 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:52 AM   #3
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In today’s news about the ongoing anthropomorphic mass extinction, the global population of insects are plummeting:
Anthropogenic, not anthropomorphic.

We're ****ing with the ecosystems of the entire planet, mostly ignorantly.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:42 AM   #4
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Now all we need is for some stupid R senator to go into session and hold an insect in his hand and say, hey look, there's no decline, I'm holding an insect in my hand right now.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:10 AM   #5
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Now all we need is for some stupid R senator to go into session and hold an insect in his hand and say, hey look, there's no decline, I'm holding an insect in my hand right now.

Or, he will announce that mosquitos are in decline -- something to cheer about.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:15 AM   #6
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Or, he will announce that mosquitos are in decline -- something to cheer about.
Not for the frogs and other animals that eat them. Food Chain, look it up.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:33 PM   #7
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Happens every winter, they’ll come back when it starts getting warmer in the spring
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Happens every winter, they’ll come back when it starts getting warmer in the spring
Your level of derp is..

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:48 PM   #9
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:51 PM   #10
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Happens every winter, they’ll come back when it starts getting warmer in the spring
You literally have brain damage.
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Yeah. In the Amazon and Central American rain forests.
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Not for the frogs and other animals that eat them. Food Chain, look it up.
I have a friendly frog who lives under my house. He's doing just fine (I know this cause I hear him croaking every day) and there are no mosquitos down there. None.
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This is probably the biggest topic (things that are related to the natural environment, weather, animals, plants, etc) where Republicans on this forum, and in general, truly show their ignorance or lack of giving these problems the credit and attention they deserve. If they are truly ignorant, they just don't believe there's any problems at all, that all the plastic in the ocean isn't a problem, the melting caps, the loss of natural habitat, the dwindling numbers, etc. And if they are smart enough to know these things are truly a problem, then they usually just play stupid for the sake of towing the party line and/or would never agree on these things as it would make it seem as if they are taking a favorable progressive position on the issue.
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I have a friendly frog who lives under my house. He's doing just fine (I know this cause I hear him croaking every day) and there are no mosquitos down there. None.
Your frog is clearly a Paragon of Frogs. He is the epitome of Frogdom. He represents all Frogs, in all ways.

He clearly never leaves your crawl space to seek food, as if he did, you would Know.

You and He are bonded in that way.

Clearly, no Frog ever ate a mosquito.
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Environment in multiple crises - report
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But if we don't let companies build their factories on endangered habitats the economy will turn to shambles.
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