The Insect Apocalypse

Author: Alexx | Category: Animals | Nature | Year: 2019

The world's insect populations has declined by 75%, in some areas.  This decline indicates that something deeply disturbing is happening in our environment.

Without a doubt, humans are responsible for the rapid extinction of insects. Habitat destruction (deforestation), climate change, pesticide usage, water, land, and light  pollution are all major factors in the demise of insects.  The film presents studies that examine the devastating effect of these human activities on the smallest, but most essential members of the animal kingdom.  

Through a series of studies featured in the film, we can witness this stark reality at work. Chemicals, widespread deforestation, water and land pollution, and climate change are the main culprits.


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Ryan Yang
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March 1, 2020 6:27 am

The documentary applies the issue of climate change and global contamination to the lives of insects. In this film, viewers are able to see that global changes are not only affecting humans, but it is also damaging the lives of these species. It highlights another example of the self-centeredness ...Read more of human beings. They only focus on how their lives will be changed and how their homes will be damaged, naturally refusing to consider the obstacles other species -in this case, ants- would face in the future. However, it is fair to say that these insects also impact the welfare of humans. They provide diversity within the ecosystem as well as help maintain the environment and conditions for humans to live in. Without such forms of life, humans would struggle to thrive. Thus, the documentary emphasizes the need to manage climate change, which can be done through changes in daily lifestyles, and doing so would help to maintain the insect population, further showing the need to take action against global contamination Less

Victor Wan
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February 28, 2020 9:49 am

This documentary paints a very clear picture of the insect population in the modern world and how it's dwindling, due to the growing climate change and its various problems. In the past two decades, the insect population has declined by 75% globally. The scientists value the importance of ...Read more insects in the ecosystem, as they preserve natural environments and increase biodiversity. The documentary brings attention to the problems humans cause, like the increasing light pollution in growing cities. The experiments conducted in this video allow viewers to understand the efforts these scientists are making to find a solution to counter the shrinking population of insects. The documentary addressed various examples of physical and chemical threats humans have caused to unintentionally shrink the insect populations. For example, toxic pesticides farmers use can influence bees' behaviors, slowing down their heart rates and leading to fewer bee colonies overall. Several other insect species are deeply impacted by any threatening human actions, thus creating a problem for global food systems, biodiversity, environmental preservation. The world and humans would not sustain themselves without insects' support in the environment Less

Jake Kim
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February 26, 2020 8:31 am

This documentary really goes to show the various problems that lay behind what we just call "climate change." By focusing on just insects and how the entire animal kingdom is on track to face an irreversible devastation, this documentary not only warns us about the troubles that will be brought ...Read more upon insects, but also that there is a superfluous amount of crises that will take place and that the insect crisis is just a small portion of all the coming crises. A lot of the things we do for convenience actually causes us a bigger inconvenience in the long run. In fact, the conditions we are creating have made it so that the significant bugs such as butterflies and bees die down while pesky insects like mosquitoes live. This would also mean that humans would eventually have to replace insects in their jobs, making life in the future extremely inconvenient for humans Less

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