A total of around half a million insect species are heading towards extinction due to human activity, and it could have a catastrophic impact on lie on Earth. Scientists have issued a ‘warning to humanity’ on the heels of a damning study that found insects could soon be wiped out on a cataclysmic scale. It found that, of all the animals in the world facing imminent eradication, half of them are insects. Insects are essential for pollination, pest control and other processes that allow the world’s ecosystems to survive. Scroll down for video A total of around half a million insect species are heading towards extinction due to human activity, and it could have a catastrophic impact on lie on Earth. Scientists have issued a ‘warning to humanity’ on the heels of a damning study (Pictured is a spotted longhorn beetle) ‘The current insect extinction crisis is deeply worrying,’ said Pedro Cardoso, a biologist at the Finnish Museum of Natural History and lead author of a review study published Monday. ‘Yet, what we know is only the tip of the iceberg,’ he told AFP. The disappearance of bugs that fly, crawl, burrow, jump and walk on water is part of… Read full this story
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