The naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham is warning that we are presiding over “an ecological apocalypse” and that Britain is increasingly “a green and unpleasant land”. The BBC presenter claimed that British people have normalised a “national catastrophe” and that we only see a wealth of wildlife in nature reserves, with the wider countryside bereft of life. He told The Guardian newspaper; “It’s catastrophic and that’s what we’ve forgotten – our generation is presiding over an ecological apocalypse and we’ve somehow or other normalised it.” 

Packham received a lot of attention recently, when tweeting about the absence of insects in the New Forest National Park. While spending time at his home there, he noted that there wasn't a single butterfly in his garden and that there were no moths or craneflies in the bedrooms, something which was commonplace when he was a lad. Where are all the insects? I live in South Manchester. It's my second stint in the great city. I first moved here in 2003. We're surrounded by beautiful parks, great and small and Packham is right, where are all the insects? It's only when someone says it and you stop and look around, that it dawns on you. Drivers know. You hardly ever find insects on your windshield these days do you?

Just before writing this and just after I read Packham in The Guardian, I took my dog Jazz to a nearby allotment. Sure enough, there were a few old timers tending their plots. So I asked them, are there less insects? They all agreed that there are far less insects around and that it is something that they have been aware of for years. When I asked them why, they were short of answers, saying that perhaps new pesticides might be more toxic to the little creatures. Maybe they're right. Maybe pesticides have something to do with it. Maybe it's deforestation, Maybe it's human enterprise full stop. Loads of maybes.

It's not just the UK either of course. Globally, insect abundance has declined by 75% since the year 1990. That's just ridiculous right? I won't waste your time telling you how this is affecting birds. Bird populations are on the decline too, everywhere. Author and naturalist Michael McCarthy blames industrialised farming; "It seems indisputable: it is us. It is human activity – more specifically, three generations of industrialised farming with a vast tide of poisons pouring over the land year after year after year, since the end of the second world war. This is the true price of pesticide-based agriculture, which society has for so long blithely accepted."

Who am I to argue with him right? Modern farming and Monsatan's toxic and carcinogenic pesticides must be devastating flora and fauna alike. But what about aluminium? Why is there no longer any mention of the 2015 study by the Universities of Keele and Sussex which found that bees are declining because aluminium contamination is being found in bee colonies at levels that would cause brain damage in humans? The scientists found that the pupae contained levels of between 13 and 200 ppm (parts per million). Just 3ppm would be considered as potentially pathological in human brain tissue. Aluminium is highly toxic to insects. Heavy metals are highly toxic to insects and yes, every type of insect and invertebrate. 

Insect abundance has declined by 75% globally. Bee colonies are collapsing all over the world. Peer reviewed studies show that whales have alarming levels of aluminium in their bodies. How does that happen? Scientists and journalists, well meaning I am sure, can't or won't see that which is staring them in the face. It is geoengineering through large scale atmospheric spraying. There is overwhelming evidence that Aluminium, Barium, Strontium and Sulphate aerosols have been deployed in the atmosphere for decades. I'm sure that most of those who work in these programs, believe that they are doing it to offset solar radiation and global warming, but it is far more complex than that. It's a multi-faceted agenda and even though it is beyond the pale for most decent and reasonable people, I believe that rendering the earth uninhabitable is one of the intended payoffs. I know right? Put your tinfoil hat away.....I hear you. But it's what I have (very reluctantly) come to understand.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote (as Sherlock Holmes); "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." There is no other rational explanation for the massive heavy metal toxicity that is causing the mass extinction I have described above, other than that those heavy metals are being injected into the atmosphere through the geoengineering programs that I described. The patents are a matter of public record. Pilots have spoken out too. It's time now for the Chris Packham's of the world, the famous naturalists and the evangelistic environmentalists, to start a national conversation on how our land, our rivers, lakes and seas have come to be polluted by heavy metals and how it is extinguishing life on this beautiful planet.

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Richie is the host of The Richie Allen Show and has enjoyed a long, and varied, broadcasting career.