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Climate - Oliver Milman: The Insect Crisis


Wed Aug 10, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
60 mins



Acclaimed environmental journalist Oliver Milman shares his new book, The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires That Run the World with host Anne Lagacé Dowson and discusses how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.

Three out of every four of our planet's known animal species are insects and their role in maintaining a careful balance is often underestimated. In The Insect Crisis, Oliver Milman dives into the recent evidence that suggests this kaleidoscopic group of creatures is suffering the greatest existential crisis in its remarkable 400-million-year history.

Oliver Milman joins host Anne Lagacé Dowson to discuss The Insect Crisis and to explore this hidden emergency, which could even rival climate change.

About this event's guests:

Oliver Milman
Anne Lagacé Dowson


This event is part of our On Civil Society series.

Generously supported in part by Chris M. Reid

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