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Insect collapse: ‘We are destroying our life support systems’ | A Look into a Puerto Rican Rainforest

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    demifiend Link
    We aren't going to go after the rich people and corporations driving climate collapse, so we deserve to go extinct. We'd rather preserve capitalism than our own environment, even though capitalism...

    We aren't going to go after the rich people and corporations driving climate collapse, so we deserve to go extinct. We'd rather preserve capitalism than our own environment, even though capitalism leaves most people in poverty.

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    1. pleure Link Parent
      I think this is a bit melodramatic, I think it's pretty unlikely that humanity completely ends, or even that modern-ish industrial civilization collapses. I've been reading this green anarchist...

      I think this is a bit melodramatic, I think it's pretty unlikely that humanity completely ends, or even that modern-ish industrial civilization collapses. I've been reading this green anarchist work discussing what the author feels is a realistic prediction for what kind of changes climate change will bring to the world. It's of course not going to be 100% on the mark but I think it's in the right direction.

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  2. Amarok Link
    We all went over the solutions to make climate change our bitch in this thread. Unfortunately, I've got nothing to help with this particular part of the problem. While the vertical farming...

    We all went over the solutions to make climate change our bitch in this thread. Unfortunately, I've got nothing to help with this particular part of the problem. While the vertical farming sustainably solves our food issues, it does nothing to help repopulate the biosphere on its own. If we lose enough of the insect population we'll see a large acceleration in biosphere collapse and desertification wherever the little guys aren't around to keep the plants and the soil healthy. Insects are critical to soil health, without them, it's total collapse. The only ray of hope here is that insect populations can rebound more rapidly than almost any other form of life, provided the environment can support them. They also evolve much faster, since their lifespan is typically much shorter than other life.

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