Bugs are foundational to life on Earth, and their numbers are plummeting due to human activity. In this conversation with Vicki Hird, author of Rebugging the Planet, we explore the wonders of bugs and how we can restore our relationship with them.
You can find more information about rebugging, and purchase the book, at rebuggingtheplanet.org.
Here’s the two papers referenced in Vicki’s book that came up in our discussion, on the potential effects of new higher frequency radiation on invertebrates:
Arno Thielens et al., Exposure of Insects to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields from 2 to 120 GHz, Science Reports 8, no. 3924 (2018), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-22271-3
Arno Thielens et al., Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure of Western Honey Bees, Science Reports 10, no. 461 (2020), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56948-0
Many thanks to Peia for welcoming the use of her song The Old Ways Restored in the intro.
The banjo bird jam in the outro was recorded in the woods by the talented nature artist Michael DiGiorgio. If you’d like to order a CD of this album he says to email him at the contact on his website, mdigiorgio.coma