Environment Reporter Oliver Milman on Our World’s ‘Insect Crisis’

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 (Lyndal Stewart)

Three out of four of the planet’s known animal species are insects, and their populations are crashing as a result of climate change, habitat loss, pesticides and pollution. And the ecosystem-wide effects of all of these losses could be deadly for humanity: globally, one-third of our food is pollinated by bees, flies, butterflies, moths and beetles. We’ll talk with Oliver Milman about his new book, “The Insect Crisis” — and how we can protect what he calls “the miniature empires that hold life aloft on our raucous, plastic-strewn, beautiful planet.”


Oliver Milman, environment reporter, Guardian U.S.; author, "The Insect Crisis"