Fight Invasive Insect Crisis Caused By Climate Change

Grey-bush-cricket-(Platycleis_albopunctata)-male-By-Charles-J.Sharp

Target: David Cameron, British Prime Minister

Goal: Implement measures to reduce climate change effects in Britain.

Invasive insects are moving into Britain likely because of climate change. We need to take action to better ensure that measures will be taken to mitigate these adverse effects of global warming.

The long-tailed blue butterfly was recently seen in Britain. Tree crickets were also heard in the region during the month of August. Very few of these insects have been seen there in past years. Yet in 2013, it was noted that over 100 invasive insects had traveled to the area. Sixty more of these insects, including butterflies that usually only develop and thrive in warm weather, were also spotted in Britain. Even tree bumblebees have recently appeared in Britain for the first time in history.

Experts think that because climate change has made the earth warmer than it once was, these insects will continue to invade this area. With more trees being chopped down, more structures being built and newer technology being utilized, serious steps needs to be taken to fight the ill effects of climate change.

Demand Britain implement necessary measures to better address this issue. Doing nothing will likely only make it so even more invasive insects multiply around the world.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Cameron,

Climate change has become such an issue in Britain that more invasive insects are occupying the region than ever before. It is important that steps be taken to reduce global warming in order to better ensure that this will not continue to happen.

Particularly, more long-tailed butterflies, tree crickets and tree bumblebees have been seen there. In the year 2013, over 100 invasive insects were flying around Britain. By the year 2015 that number was seen to have risen to approximately 60 more insect specimens.

Experts think that this insect infestation problem will keep getting worse as long as the earth continues to get warmer. Today there are more trees being chopped down, more massive structures being built and more technological devices being used than ever before. With this being the current reality, more needs to be done to combat the negative effects of climate change.

I therefore encourage you to implement more measures, such as reducing carbon emissions, in order to help mitigate the damage that humans have already done. If we don’t take more conclusive steps to fight climate change today, it may very well be too late tomorrow.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Charles J. Sharp

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