In 10 seconds? Intensive agriculture farmlands most impacted by climate change have seen a major decline in insects – a new study has found. This matters because insects are not just a nuisance but pollinators and important parts of the food chain.
How does climate change impact insect populations? Despite there being an 11% increase in freshwater insect abundance over the decade, (abundance being the number of individuals per species) at present, about one-third of all insect species are under threat of extinction, with 41% predicted to go extinct in the next few decades.