Have you ever wished that the pesky mosquito would just go away? Well, in the space of just two years, scientists have been able to wipe out the annoying bugs from two Chinese islands. This is an amazing achievement. However could it be done globally and what would be the effect on our ecosystem?
Mosquitos are serious killers in the animal kingdom; rated one of the most dangerous animals by scientists and are the main source of deadly diseases such malaria or ebola. Wiping out this entire species would save billions of lives today and in the future.
But on the other hand, trillions of mosquitos would die. This would not be the first time our species had eliminated an other – Dodos, Pyrenean Ibexes, Baiji White Dolphins, and West African Black Rhinoceros’ are all good examples of animals that are now extinct due to our selfish need for money, food and enjoyment.
However, there’s a catch with the idea of wiping out mosquitos… the ecosystem is at risk if we proceed. Although we know that we would be unable to survive without bees, no one is sure what might happen if the population of mosquitos was wiped out. Our Fragile ecosystem is already failing due to climate change and another major upheaval like that might just be beginning of the end for our fragile planet.