January 9, 2013 The Insatiable Bark Beetle – Review from Australia
Insatiable indeed. The population of North American native bark beetles has grown to hundreds of billions, each the size of a plump grain of rice, and has destroyed more than 24 million hectares of mature forest in the past 15 years. The reason for the beetles’ proliferation? Rising temperatures caused by climate change. And what will be the onsequence of losing all these trees? More climate change.
Following on from The Incomparable Honeybee Dr Halter, a conservation biologist, author and TV presenter, has produced another pint-sized but profound book that marvels at nature and appeals for humans to show a bit more common sense. Available online through boomerangbooks.com.au or ﬁshpond.com.au
by Simon Webster
Text © by Dr Reese Halter 2013. All rights reserved.
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