Face reality, take action.🕊️ @ClimateBen Literature Teacher informing pupils of the scientific reality of the Ecological Catastrophe & urging them to act. See also @urgenceclimatiq & @ClimateHound Aug. 24, 2019 1 min read

Pollinators are being annihilated with catastrophic consequences for all life on Earth.

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Climate breakdown, pesticide use and modern farming techniques are to blame for rapid population declines.

Many species that pollinate plants including wild bees and butterflies are shrinking toward extinction.

Human food supplies are threatened.

 https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/pollinators-un-report-1.3465373 

Pollinators threatened with extinction:

🐝 🦋 40% of invertebrate species (bees, butterflies etc)

🦇 🐦 16% of vertebrate (bats & birds etc)

The causes:

▪️pesticides
▪️habitat loss due to development
▪️pathogens
▪️global warming

⚠️Corporate ecocide.⚠️
 https://grist.org/food/mass-extinction-threatens-the-worlds-pollinators-and-its-crops/ 

We cannot survive without pollinators.

'Insects are at the heart of every kind of ecological process'

'If you're a bee and you are sick and poisoned and hungry all at the same time, then it is not surprising you might die.'

#EcologicalEmergency

 https://m.dw.com/en/we-cannot-survive-without-insects/a-44297313 


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