Saturday, September 20, 2008

What would happen to the world without insects?

Recently we had a discussion and wondered whether people could survive or even if much would change without insects.
So, what would happen if, all of a sudden, all insect life ceased to exist? This question has been asked from time to time by entomologists and, although the time frame varies, the general outcome is usually a matter of agreement—human life as we know it would probably end. Noted entomologist Edward O. Wilson, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Medal of Science, gives humans about ten years if all invertebrates were to go extinct (with insects constituting the vast majority of invertebrates).
Read the full article to find out why.

1 comment:

annom said...

Interesting. Our lives and world will change, but we would survive.