Biologist Jessica Ware on Big Picture Science on the Decline in Insects

Jessica Ware talks to Big Picture Science about the global decline in insect populations, and why that's a cause for concern.

"[If all the insects disappeared] it would be pretty much uninhabitable. We would imagine a future without fruit, without coffee... But there's other things we rely on insects for that we kind of take for granted [such as their role as decomposers]."

"Imagine a world without birds, without bats, without lots of organisms that rely on insects for food."

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