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The Insect Crisis: Author Oliver Milman in Conversation with Michelle Nijhuis

In The Insect Crisis, acclaimed journalist Oliver Milman dives into the torrent of recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history. What is causing the collapse of the insect world?

From ants scurrying under leaf litter to bees able to fly higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, insects are everywhere. Three out of every four of our planet’s known animal species are insects. In The Insect Crisis, acclaimed journalist Oliver Milman dives into the torrent of recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history. What is causing the collapse of the insect world?

Why does this alarming decline pose such a threat to us? And what can be done to stem the loss of the miniature empires that hold aloft life as we know it?

With urgency and great clarity, Milman explores this hidden emergency, arguing that its consequences could even rival climate change. Milman is joined in conversation by Michelle Nijhuis.

Oliver Milman is currently the environment correspondent for Guardian US, based in New York. Oliver was part of the team that launched the Guardian in Australia and has since become one of the leading journalists writing on climate change, conservation and environmental justice in the US.

Michelle Nijhuis is the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, a history of the modern conservation movement that was named one of the best books of 2021 by The Chicago TribuneSmithsonian MagazineBooklist, and other publications.

Oliver Milman and Michelle Nijhuis

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Nov 02 2022
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