Insect biodiversity is vital for our food security, health and ecosystem

Dr. Hannah Burrack is showing a hissing cockroach and many other arthropods at the MSU Bug House, Department of Entomology.

The devastation that drought, flood, extreme hot and low temperatures and freezing caused by climate change does not need much explanation for how to protect ourselves or our food source.

Global warming does a lot more than just extreme weather conditions. It causes a whole lot of little changes which don’t seem so important by themselves, but together they can be just as destructive as the extreme ones. At the Excellence in Insect Science Symposium at Michigan State University, I learned how those small changes together threaten our food security, health, and environment. Follow the link to read some examples.