Unless you have lived in a news vacuum for the last two weeks or so, you will be aware of the impending “Ecological Armageddon” that is about to be unleashed upon us. A paper in the journal PLoS ONE in which it was reported that there had been a 75% decline in the biomass of flying insects in protected areas in Germany since 1989 was the starting pistol that began the media frenzy. The newspapers, both broadsheet and tabloids were quick to react as were the radio and TV stations and the coverage was global as this selection of links shows.
Entomologists were in great demand for a few days, all being asked to comment gravely on the paper and its implications. I was also persuaded to air my thoughts on air, Talk Radio having caught me at an unguarded…
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