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    Default Scientists Again Warn About Global Insect Decline — But Will We Act?

    A world without insects is a world without humans



    Humanity is collectively driving extinctions of many insect populations through our daily actions: the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of habitats; harmful agricultural practices; the widespread use of polluting and toxic substances; climate change; introduction of alien invasive species; overexploitation and by driving the extinction of species that vitally depend upon others for their very survival.
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    What’s the deal with the bees now. I talked to a bee keeper he told me things are looking better but in the same breath he said some disease hit his colony this year and he wouldn’t be gathering any honey. I should have asked for more detail but it was a brief conversation. Why can’t we make mosquitoes, tics and fleas extinct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    What’s the deal with the bees now. I talked to a bee keeper he told me things are looking better but in the same breath he said some disease hit his colony this year and he wouldn’t be gathering any honey. I should have asked for more detail but it was a brief conversation. Why can’t we make mosquitoes, tics and fleas extinct?
    They are part of the eco system and messing with that could kill off Bees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    What’s the deal with the bees now. I talked to a bee keeper he told me things are looking better but in the same breath he said some disease hit his colony this year and he wouldn’t be gathering any honey. I should have asked for more detail but it was a brief conversation. Why can’t we make mosquitoes, tics and fleas extinct?
    They are part of the eco system and messing with that could kill off Bees.
    Master. Please tell me how tics and fleas benefit the ecosystem. They leach and spread disease. I guess mesquites feed some birds etc but they do more harm than good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Master. Please tell me how tics and fleas benefit the ecosystem. They leach and spread disease. I guess mesquites feed some birds etc but they do more harm than good.
    Ticks are not insects. Ticks and fleas are not in decline, parasites and scavengers (rats, bedbugs, fleas) have actually increased with human population.

    Without bees, plants cannot be pollinated. We will starve without them.


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    I have taken note I have a few flower beds not as many bees as usual last year normally loads of bees and other insects.!

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    Master. Please tell me how tics and fleas benefit the ecosystem. They leach and spread disease. I guess mesquites feed some birds etc but they do more harm than good.
    Ticks are not insects. Ticks and fleas are not in decline, parasites and scavengers (rats, bedbugs, fleas) have actually increased with human population.

    Without bees, plants cannot be pollinated. We will starve without them.

    What are ticks if not insects? I didn’t look it up. I realize the important of bees a few years ago there was a big concern in the bee population and how it was diminishing. Apparently it has leveled off, that’s why I brought it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    What are ticks if not insects? I didn’t look it up. I realize the important of bees a few years ago there was a big concern in the bee population and how it was diminishing. Apparently it has leveled off, that’s why I brought it up
    Ticks are arachnids, they are not insects. Part of the superorder Parasitiformes, ticks are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.

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    make way for frankenbees
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    What are ticks if not insects? I didn’t look it up. I realize the important of bees a few years ago there was a big concern in the bee population and how it was diminishing. Apparently it has leveled off, that’s why I brought it up
    Ticks are arachnids, they are not insects. Part of the superorder Parasitiformes, ticks are external parasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.
    Well I still consider spiders insects

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    It is the inevitable consequence of human population expansionism which is completely avoidable and yet seemingly something that only white people must be told. We are all humans, we all have agency, so let's stop making excuses for poor human behavior. We now KNOW that humans are responsible for environmental degradation so if we want to preserve habitats and species, including the human race, then the human race itself must be more responsible. It isn't the 19th century anymore and there were not 6 billion plus people then. It is out of control and environmental activists should speak about taboo topics. Attenborough is brave enough, but many others say nothing.
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    Locusts anyone? Swarms of them....what of them? Are they insects or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Locusts anyone? Swarms of them....what of them? Are they insects or something else?
    Fewer and fewer during the past 60 years.

    Locusts have nothing to do with bees.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by El Kabong View Post
    Locusts anyone? Swarms of them....what of them? Are they insects or something else?
    Fewer and fewer during the past 60 years.

    Locusts have nothing to do with bees.

    Title is "Scientists warn about global INSECT decline"


    I know about bees having troubles and there's plenty of theories about why that is from RoundUp to 4G/5G wireless technology, to climate change to several other things. I've been looking into starting up beekeeping for several reasons and once I'm at a point where it's financially suitable for me I'll let everyone know about it.


    All that said, actual insects....they've got a shit ton in Egypt right about now. We'll have 0 issues in mosquito population in my area in the spring and summer I am certain.



    As someone who grows food every spring and summer...I'm well aware of the importance of bees and butterflies and moths and hummingbirds and so on
    Last edited by El Kabong; 02-17-2020 at 05:28 PM.
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