University Book Store and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is excited to present journalist Oliver Milman on his virtual tour of The Insect Crisis. Oliver will be joined in conversation with UW Biology Associate Professor Berry Brosi and Burke Museum Director Gabriela Chavarria.
This is a free, virtual event with registration required through this link. You will receive your meeting link and reminders from Zoom when you register. Bookplates and a free gift will be included with every copy of The Insect Crisis purchased from the University Book Store website. If you do not receive your Zoom link by the day of the event or have any other questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
About The Insect Crisis:
A devastating examination of how collapsing insect populations worldwide threaten everything from wild birds to the food on our plate.
With urgency and great clarity, Milman explores this hidden emergency, arguing that its consequences could even rival climate change. He joins the scientists tracking the decline of insect populations across the globe, including the soaring mountains of Mexico that host an epic, yet dwindling, migration of monarch butterflies; the verdant countryside of England that has been emptied of insect life; the gargantuan fields of U.S. agriculture that have proved a killing ground for bees; and an offbeat experiment in Denmark that shows there aren’t that many bugs splattering into your car windshield these days. These losses not only further tear at the tapestry of life on our degraded planet; they imperil everything we hold dear, from the food on our supermarket shelves to the medicines in our cabinets to the riot of nature that thrills and enlivens us. Even insects we may dread, including the hated cockroach, or the stinging wasp, play crucial ecological roles, and their decline would profoundly shape our own story.