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Augustin Erba: It is not that our grandchildren will never get to see a butterfly

We should not be surprised that the insects die. Mankind has spent generations trying to get rid of them, so there is nothing, absolutely nothing, to be surprised.

We have devastated their home, we have deprived them of their forests, meadows and flowers and replaced them with asphalt and concrete. We have sprayed them with everything we could find on the. We have sprayed the insects with as toxic substances that the birds became sick. We have sprayed them with the means which we claimed only affects the insects that eat up our crops.

We did all of this in a reasonable order – we did it to give ourselves food or to protect us against diseases such as malaria. And so we thought we'd enough that it would sort itself out.

clearly, if such a successful and widespread species that humans engage in to try to get rid of another species, so we are going to succeed.

Evelyn Jones and Fredrik Funck've talked with some of the people who know most about insects. And what they have to tell you will shock. We have not understood how bad the insects are.

”We have not counted them, we took them for granted”

nor have We understood how bad the consequences might be for us if they disappear. It is not that our grandchildren will never get to see a butterfly. It is about the earth's ability to feed us is at stake. A years disappeared nearly half of u.s. honeybees. We have changed the face of the planet. Now the question is how it will change us.

in this darkness is that we can't be sure that insektsapokalypsen is on the way. We know not how many insects which have disappeared. The astonishing reason for that is that we have not measured the insects enough. We have not counted them, we took them for granted.

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