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Losing Insects?



Losing Insects?

Scientists have found that Climate change has had a significant impact on insects. We see fewer insects being found in the environment as rising temperatures lower many species' survival rates due to changes that lead to less food, less successful reproduction, and interfering with the habitat for native wildlife. Scientists found a huge difference. According to CNN, scientists discovered an insect drop of 50% less in the environment. That's a huge number, but how does this affect our environment?


Insects may seem like no big deal, but they impact our environment and how we go through our day-to-day lives. Insects could threaten human health and food security. Most insects help our plants grow. Without them, our plants die, which means no food. Scientists worry about what will happen if crops die and how we will feed billions of people and reproduce more crops. Farmers say that about three-quarters of their crops depend on insects.


While living in a world with fewer roaches may sound nice, human beings would be in big trouble without insects. Insects play critical roles in pollinating plants we eat, breaking down waste in forest soil, and forming the base of a food chain that other, larger animals — including humans — rely upon.


What can we do to help the environment? Using less water, reducing greenhouse gasses, switching to green power, using less energy at home, etc. Check them out here:

https://www.epa.gov/climate-change/what-you-can-do-about-climate-change-energy



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