The Insect Apolalypse

This article from the NY Times provides an entertaining, but mildly depressing perspective on the general decline of ecological conditions over time, but specifically how insects are generally overlooked as indicators of ecological degradation. One of the more interesting points made in the article is, I think, the concept of a “Shifting Baseline Syndrome”, the acceptance of current ecological conditions as the norm by each generation, even though those conditions have been declining over time. Makes perfect sense!