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Bugs Life

“Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say – the Guardian 18th October 2017.

Well … no shit Sherlock! As if we needed telling. As if you can spray chemicals at every bug on the planet and expect numbers not to decrease. Or am I in that ‘I told you so’ scenario already?

No doubt even if everyone who understood how the building blocks of life interlock screamed and shouted this from ever rooftop in the kingdom it would still go unheard. Unheard by the zombied masses and unheard by the bickering politicians. Unheard and not understood. Somebody help me understand why we have no foresight as a species to see what’s happening here. HELP!

Convolvulous Hawk Moth photographed in Norfolk


2 Responses to “Bugs Life”


  1. 1 Steve Gantlett
    Nov 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    So bloody true. I despair too. Fortunately I’m old now and have no children, but it’s so sad and people can’t see what’s coming very soon. When I was a kid, visiting Oxford Street with my parents for Christmas, I used to see those religous nuts wearing sandwich boards proclaiming ‘The End of the World is Nigh’. Well, it bloody is now, and none of us can stop it.

    • Nov 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      I went to a lecture by Prof Alice Roberts recently and she had a different more pragmatic view that the human race needs to get to the ‘edge’ before engineering it’s way out of the abyss. Presumably prior to us getting to that moment in the Nicholas Cage movie ‘knowing’


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