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Re: Do you remember ?

Post by pabenny » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:14 am

Actually it’s not true that there are far fewer insects. Or more accurately, We just don’t know whether insect numbers are in decline.

“More or less” on Radio 4 here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0004f6h looked at the very claims referred to in the linked article.

To summarise the main points as I recall them
- There are actually very few studies and most of those are narrow in scope (geography or types of insects)
- Some of the studies merely compare count at two different dates – one or both could have been particularly high or particularly low. You need more than two data points to identify a trend.
- You also need to rule out or adjust confounding factors. Changes to the environment around a study site (eg different crops, different animals, new buildings..) can all change the count at that location without changing the true number of insects.

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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 am

It certainly was a different youth.
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Re: Do you remember ?

Post by blythburgh » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 am

I remember when

Oh dear what was it I was remembering, I have forgotten lol
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Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:20 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 am
I remember when

Oh dear what was it I was remembering, I have forgotten lol
LOL.
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Re: Do you remember ?

Post by expressman33 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:25 pm

blythburgh wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 am
I remember when

Oh dear what was it I was remembering, I have forgotten lol
I remember when we had a referendum on brexit and the majority that voted , voted to leave :thumbup:
but that was a long long time ago :thumbdown:

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Re: Do you remember ?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:38 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:25 pm
blythburgh wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 am
I remember when

Oh dear what was it I was remembering, I have forgotten lol
I remember when we had a referendum on brexit and the majority that voted , voted to leave :thumbup:
but that was a long long time ago :thumbdown:
A bit too long?
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