Insect numbers are plummeting and no-one knows why. What they do know is that the implications are, frankly, terrifying.

Is it possible to get our heads round stuff like this without being paralysed by fear? What can we do? And why aren’t our leaders even talking about it?

This week’s episode is unashamedly heart-on-sleeve, confronting the profound anxiety often triggered by a never-ending slew of diabolical environmental news, and wondering how on earth we remain chipper.

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme and other music by the legendary Dicky Moore –

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