I would like to explore something for a moment. If something like this has already been posted, please direct me.
I firmly believe that we can not sustain life as it is currently. I studied to be a wildlife biologist and I remember when I took population ecology
that it hit me like a ton of bricks, things were reaching a threshold that was going to cause catastrophy.
In a predator/prey model, (for us the prey is both $$ and food) when the predator population gets too large, it causes the prey population to crash
(too many mouths, not enough food), thus causing its own population to crash (not enough food - starvation). Another aspect to this is disease. when a
population gets too large for an area, starvation sets in and causes immune systems to drop and disease to spread, easily as fellow predators are in
BTW, after a crash, when the prey population stabalizes and then grows, so will the predator poulations, as it should so that the prey population can
Now... I had a light bulb go off this afternoon when I read a post in a thread in another forum:
My Catastrophic "Malthusian Event" explained...
Locusts... grasshoppers... Why would these increase in our day of age of pesticide happy people?
2. predator loss
Resistance is happening, no doubt about it (I work in Agriculture now, and the companies are finally admitting this.... INCLUDING ROUNDUP!!!! and yes,
I kow RoundUp is an herbicide)
What is a natural predator of these insects???
Yup, you got the picture.
(and, yes... I know that birds are not their only predators.)