Two of the scientific study of insects that are killed by cars showed the strongest reduction in their number in Europe over the past two decades, writes The Guardian.
Results of studies have added to concerns about a possible “Apocalypse of insects,” which threatens to collapse in the natural world, from which all life on earth.
in the study of insects, which face the windshield of the car in the countryside of Denmark, experts analyzed data collected each summer from 1997 to 2017. The results showed that the number of insects during this period fell by 80 percent.
In the second study, conducted in Kent in UK in 2019, has studied the data, which were collected in a special net over the plate. It turned out that the number of colliding with the cars insects has decreased since 2004 by 50 percent.
Paul Tinsley-Marshall from Kent Wildlife Trust noted that this distinction is extremely important because it reflects the patterns of incidence (number of insects), as previously reported in other scientific papers, and insects essential to food chains and the existence of life on earth.
“It’s pretty awful,” — said the expert.
Dad Anders møller from the University of Paris-Sud in France, reported that the majority of scientists and naturalists, noted a similar decrease in the number of insects for a long time.
“My colleagues remember going on summer holidays in childhood, their parents had to stop the car to clean the windshield to continue the trip. Now this problem, of course not,” — said the scientist.
In Germany and Puerto Rico was a reduction in the number of insects in the first global scientific survey, published in February 2019, said that widespread cuts could cause a “catastrophic collapse of t- period ecosystems.”
Insects pollinate three quarters of crops, and another recent study showed the widespread destruction of these insects across the UK.
the Reasons for the decline are destruction of natural habitat, pesticides and the consequences of the climate crisis. Light pollution has also been named as a key “source of the Apocalypse of insects.”