In the mid twentieth century, movies like ‘Tarantula’ and ‘Them!’ set the scene for what life would be like if giant bugs existed. Scenes filled with nightmares arisen from experiments gone wrong, children-stealing ants, great taglines like “Science’s Deadliest Accident”, and some unbelievably outdated special effects.
Luckily, giant bugs don’t exist… Anymore.
How do we motivate people to protect ecosystems? At this stage in the climate crisis, many of us are very aware that ecosystem destruction and biodiversity loss are huge problems. However, there are also people who aren’t very aware of the scale of ecosystem destruction. Motivating these people to protect ecosystems – or at least stop destroying them – is a huge problem. A problem so big, some people have even tried to throw money at it.