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Erratic weather fueled by climate change will worsen locust outbreaks, study finds

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By CARLOS MUREITHI

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In California a product called NOLO bait (Nosema locustae spores) is used to stop grasshopper infestations. One generation eats to virus, then dies from from the effect on its organs. If the grasshopper lays eggs, the virus destroys the eggs. If another grasshopper eats the dead one, it dies before it reproduces. The virus remains in the soil for decades. Eventually, no more grasshopper infestations. Since California doesn't experience locust infestation, it may not work, but worth a try.

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these outbreaks will be “increasingly hard to prevent and control” in a warming climate.

This is one example of the dangers we face due to the warming of our planet, but the greatest danger is the very rapid rise of the temperature.

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