We often associate signs of global warming with melting polar caps, holes in the ozone layer and the subsequent increase in skin cancer fatalities. But it seems that signs of global warming could be closer that we think. So close we can practically see and smell them.
These signs are our insect populations.
Their behavioural patterns are changing and it’s not just related to our overuse of chemical sprays. These little critters are altering their habitats, their seasonal routines and in some cases, even their eating regime. Their growing season is starting earlier and finishing later.
Even more disturbing is their advance into regions that have never suffered from infestations from these pests until now. And while the changes are over a long period rather than from year to year it seems that they are irrevocable adaptations.
To read more check out this great article from Mauricio Espinoza, Ohio State University