What is the link between climate change and insect biodiversity loss?

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Global insect loss threatens livelihoods and food security. Image: Unsplash/Zura Narimanishvili

Tim Newbold
Senior research fellow, Centre for Biodiversity and Environment, UCL
Charlie Outhwaite
Postdoctoral Researcher in Biodiversity Change, UCL
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Most of our main crops depend on insect pollinators. Image: Alamy

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The ability to grow cocoa and other crops in current geographical areas is becoming more uncertain. Image: Shutterstock

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A farmland system in the tropics, in Ethiopia.
Climate-stressed farmland has 25% fewer insect species than areas of natural habitat. Image: Tim Newbold

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