Date Written: 16/10/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23007
An alarming report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the climate crisis has also sparked a global "bugpocalypse" that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of action to stop planetary warming.
"Holy crap," Wagner of the University of Connecticut told the Washington Post when he learned of the 60-fold drop of bug populations in Puerto Rico's Luquillo rainforest. "If anything, I think their results and caveats are understated. The gravity of their findings and ramifications for other animals, especially vertebrates, is hyperalarming."
The latest disturbing evidence of the destruction the climate crisis is inflicting across the globe comes just a week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that the world must cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 in order to avert global catastrophe as soon as 2040.