Good news or bad? Climate change cuts insect numbers on farmlands
Climate Change Agriculture Insects

Good news or bad? Climate change cuts insect numbers on farmlands

Chloe Todd
Chloe Todd

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.


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