Below you will find links to a very significant paper on the massive decline of insect life. You can read this news report, Massive insect decline could have catastrophic environmental impact, for a condensed explanation of the paper. For those of you wanting more detail, an abstract and access to the full report are here: Worldwide decline of entomofauna: a review of its drivers.
The findings and conclusions reaffirm what scientists and close observers have been reporting for more than a decade. Those calls for concern were largely ignored by the chemical companies and the regulators, particularly here in the United States. I have said repeatedly over the past few years that the evidence was showing that we were being subjected to the most massive poisoning of the environment in the history of humanity. This paper confirms those concerns, I believe.