Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Insect explosion 'a threat to food crops'


Food crops could be ruined this century by an explosion in the numbers of insect pests caused by rising global temperatures. In addition to migration from tropical regions, the scientists believe that insects had to eat more because the rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere. Read the article here.

1 comment:

Bunc said...

Global Warming will certainly lead to unexpected effects on the balance of species and it seems unlikely that we will remain immune to this in Ayrshire.

The milder winters for example will almost certainly see the survival of insects which would not normally overwinter in large numbers.

Also today there were some predictions that maleria might reappear in the south of england. We are fortunate that the midge doesnt carry maleria or we would all be done for !!

Global Warming - Should Ayrshire worry?"