T O P

I wish this actually happens

I wish this actually happens

empiricalskymath

Food chain goes BERRRRREEEP “failure eminent”


LameBMX

I got the 69th!


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funi_memes

bro skipped 3rd grade biology lmfao


Twigkid15

What did they say?


funi_memes

they said that killing all mosquitoes wont impact the environment


AlbinoSnowmanIRL

Most scientists do not think the removal of them would be negative to the environment. OP is correct here.


funi_memes

your source please?


empiricalskymath

“Relies” …… life happens on stages and removing an entire population of something as prevalent as mosquitos is going to fuck up a lot of shit.


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empiricalskymath

You sound like a person who thinks releasing wild big cats to hunt out all of the smaller problem game is the solution. It’s very wrong


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empiricalskymath

Aight, I’ll bite. Look up predator prey differential equation problems which are usually bound by two species. Now imagine calculating it with 10. I have no idea of your education level but removing an entire species from an environment is NOT a good solution Edit: autocorrect


Adventurous-Object-3

This isn't an answer this a homework assignment.


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empiricalskymath

So you’re not going to look into how predator prey scenarios work out but just link news articles from a journal company that paraphrases scientists usually poorly?


DisBoiIsntGood

well great now its [deleted] idk what happened here


ADM_Tetanus

Let's take a look at Mao exterminating the Chinese population of swallows. It resulted in millions of human deaths due to famine. People don't eat swallows, but that doesn't matter.


memebean210

Adapting isn’t so easy, it takes a very long time and a lot of species would have gone extinct in the process.


yesmynameisTokke

Also its only a few species of mosquitoes that suck blood out of humans so only killing those would not have much impact on the food chains, there is a way to remove X chromosomes from mosquitoes so only males are born anymore (wich also don’t bite) but was voted against as it involves changing mosquitoes dna


HomespunErmine

Voted against in your country.


4QuarantineMeMes

If you want them to adapt to mosquitoes not existing you have to slowly phase them out, adaptation can take a few generations.


Lykanas

I... wished it was that easy. Mosquitoes are one of the main source of nutrition for many animals. Frogs, Dragon Flies, Birds (in general), bats to name a few. Sure, they might be annoying, but they are just as important to the environment as bees.


DroppedLasagna

DDT was a terrible mistake.


yep-i-send-it

It’s actually a small about in most creatures diets, around five precept or so. The problem is feasibility, it’s not really possible to get rid of them. Besides it’s not worth the resources to bother.


fmg1508

It is possible. Using Crispr you can make every species you want go extinct. Including humans, which is the reason why noone dared to even think about it. Though, you could kill all mosquitos within a few mosquito generations without any violence and with relatively low effort.


Kasuraga

weren't there talks of doing something like this with crispr before?


maxlmax

Yes, a lot of people are doing more than think about it


Timestatic

I hope we get them extinct


CauseCertain1672

You say that but they kill millions. Also a lot of the resources needed to control mosquito population are fairly basic


Entercheesynamehere

You try hunting mosquitoes or using chemicals to kill massive amounts of just mosquitoes, which is going to receive a ton of backlash because “cHeMiCaLs!!!!b!”


CauseCertain1672

I wash talking about mosquito nets and fish that eat larvae but sure


Entercheesynamehere

Nets isn’t going to get all the mosquitoes, and introducing an invasive species rarely works out the way intended.


Kriss_941

We could literally make mosquitoes go instinct in just a few generations. The technology is there, we just don't know what unforeseeable effects it may have on ecosystems...


yep-i-send-it

They do, but to completely get rid of them we would need to invent processes better left undeveloped, eliminating a species is a big deal. And besides by eliminating one species we could open a floodgate into technology that can’t be unmade.


SnooFloofs5826

There are thousands of mosquitoes species but only a few affect human health. The plan is to only kill those that affect us (which they are already doing)


LuckyChloeMain

I forgot where but they created a mosquito that doesn't bite humans and they also made it so that when they mate the offspring will also not bite people.


poisonedyoghurt

Singapore modified mosquitos to not bite ppl and if they reproduce with mosquitoes who bite their Babies wont bite


iSiffrin

We could use Genetic Engineering to modify Mosquitos to make them not be able to carry diseases like malaria but GM is its own can of worms to dig into.


Bonk_and_Honk

Thats why i hate but love moes qui toes


Somerandomwizard

Not sure where you got that, but no. Mosquitoes are one of the least important bugs. Yeah they’re part of a diet but they are not a staple. Besides, the hole they leave will be filled with other species and it won’t be that big a deal in the long run anyway


guyuri

That's based on old science, I just found out. We know now that male mosquitoes are super important pollinators....fucking bastards Edit: fucking autocorrect


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Lykanas

You might be onto something. But then:How are we supposed to kill mosquitoes big time wothout endangering other Insects?


Stalingrad_boy

There are mosquitos factories in Brazil. They capture males and make them infertile with a bacteria and then releasing them into the environment. This way they reduced Brazil mosquito population by 90% in a couple of years


SeriouslyMahBoi

Yeah, we do it in Singapore too.


miss_g

Australia too


Dinoman44

That's a good idea, but given how Brazil's wildlife has dwindled so much, removing so many mosquitoes may not be such a good idea. Genetically modifying mosquitoes so that they can't carry any diseases(like malaria, Zika, dengue etc) would be better, and it has even been done(in the lab at least)


qwerty76860460

Mosquitoes play a big part in pollination too


Dinoman44

No, not really


Ee_Kyne_Productions

Well we can clone them and then genetic modify them


supreme-meat

for frogs mosquitoes only consist of 3% of their diet and only a few mosquito actually bite, only three mosquito actually carry disease pretty sure we can just get rid of a few mosquito species out of the hundreds, we’d all be happy so would animals


RealBowsHaveRecurves

Also mosquitos eat necter too and pollinate flowers while doing it. Ideally we could genetically modify mosquitos that don't require a blood meal in order to lay eggs and release them to breed with the natural population, but I'll settle for genetically modifying them to not carry diseases for now.


Primal_guy

Then why don’t we replace that with something THAT ISNT SO FUCKING ANNOYING


fiCCe5084

They’re also the main pollinator of chocolate


TheInevitable1s

More important than bees


petitebelinda

Hearing a mosquito in the room while trying to sleep makes me consider nonhuman genocide every time.


Antonvrig123

Nonhuman?


petitebelinda

Insect genocide to be precise.


Shamic

don't worry thats already happening


Dekugaming

Ppl have already, there is a place that has genetically engineered mosquitos that kill mosquitos


yesmynameisTokke

Nah, ur thinking of people taking away X chromosomes from mosquitoes so only males are born (witch don’t bite) but this was not executed as it has been massively protested against


Cocktopus-2_0

Fun fact:there was a mosquito species (keyword:was) that ate the larvas of other mosquitos AS A LARVA HIMSELF.but it liked larvas so much that it even ate his species too


SubhoPal

If a mosquito eats the larvas of mosquitoes as a larva itself, is the mosquito a cannibal?


Cocktopus-2_0

Yes,yes he is


TheDarkRage7

Hitler: Pathetic.


Thegreat8alXovi

And then…what happens to all those species that rely on mosquitos as a food source. Those 1 million deaths per year would sky rocket into dozens, if not hundreds of millions if you eliminated them.


rince89

Other less annoying small insects with aquatic larvae stage will multiply in numbers to fill the gap that mosquitoes left


AdAlert2671

As far as I know, not a single animal ONLY RELIES on mosquitoes, they eat other insects too so it wont hurt


ImInTheDetails69

It's still a large percentage of enough organisms diet to severely affect a lot of ecosystems.


AdAlert2671

They will just adapt to it, they wont die cuz their diet has changed.


someprofile420

Dude you ignorant af


itsyerboyskinnypenis

Hes Gotta be trolling or being sarcastic because there’s just no way someone is actually that ignorant :D


Somerandomwizard

Hey, I’ve actually studied in this kind of stuff and he’s not completely wrong. Yeah there will be some animals going hungry but that’s very normal in nature. Also there are changes all the time in nature, this doesn’t cause mass death and the destruction of an ecosystem, it causes fluctuations that bounce back and stabilize. It’s not so cut and dry as you think


Stock_Exit

He’s beyond ignorant af, which I’m not really sure what that would consist of…


AdAlert2671

Ok buddy


EbicBoi

Thats like asking: Why cant humans just adapt and be immune to covid? They wont die cuz a tiny virus spread out right? FYI adaptation takes an extremely long amount of time, about hundreds of thousands of years. If humans were to actually put effort into removing mosquitoes, it would only take a decade or so.


Maffynaa

I'll feed you with vegetables for rest of your life and you'll adapt how does that feel to you


23rd-Panzer-Division

Ok fine let’s just gonna remove most of the farms and the highways that transport their products, all of which you rely on, we don’t eat solely products from farms? Then why would so many people die in that situation, creatures can’t just adapt to a new diet in the span of one night


TFW_YT

Let them die


TFW_YT

A small price to pay for salvation


LowAd8109

you can't manipulate mosquitoes and tax them and you can't get oil from them


DJTacoCat1

well except eliminating an entire species will have drastic consequences and poor long term affects on the ecosystem


SilentAuthorityX1

This.


Stalingrad_boy

There is no living creature that feeds only on mosquitos so the other impact on wouldn't be that big


Dekugaming

It can still have an impact. No one relies on Poison Ivy but remove that and a whole slew of Avians will lose a meal choice; and it is also used in the creation of certain pain relievers. No musquitos and dramatically affect fishes diets and cause other pests to thrive and other species to suffer


Command_user

User tag checks out


Darkwolts

Looks like your flair is accurate.


Benet3000

Or… hear me out, you genetically modify them to not be harmful to humans (what could go Wrong)


itsyerboyskinnypenis

This is already being done with great success :) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200714144730.htm


_pr1ya

Because there won't be benefit to that set of politicians on the top and there would be a real benefit to the people which the politicians don't like to do.


A_D_I_net

But don't they pollinate cocoa


XxSavageSharkxX

But mosquitos are endangered (according to lilo and stitch)


major_ursus

Or better yet what if all the countries arr in a competition like which will be the first produce fusion energy or affordable and efficient renewables etc then that would be awesome


-Pneumonia-

I'm down for whatever makes those pesky mosquitoes disappear from the face of this earth..


CrystalMethSage

Not gonna happen mosquitoes don't own any land or oil


Randinator9

*burn the hereticks*


BeanMan40000

Bats like them as food


aragon_1399

I’m all for this. Fuck mosquitoes.


kjustec

I think humans still kill more. But all in against mosquitoes aswell.


Escuu_

Mosquitos are pollinators, jackass.


Somerandomwizard

Barely. They do a little bit but it would hardly be noticeable, especially after the gap they leave behind will be filled with other bugs.


oliwaz144

the most life threathening thing in existence is a human now go us, and bomb/regime change some over 3rd world countries into poverty. russia hasnt had negative news for more than 1 week!!!


ComboXCV

Bad idea.


kohwaiYEP

yeah lets kill whole ecosystems, its gonna be great. I heard that Chinas war on Sparrows had great results!


GrimreaperAZ

Can we include wasps and hornet's as well?


rince89

No. Wasps and hornets are valuable parts of ecosystems... What mosquitoes are good for us unknown yet


Robert909090909

killing mosquitos would be like killing bees for us, sure, it wouldn't make us extinct but would still have huge consequences.


Somerandomwizard

No it really wouldn’t, unless you consider lowering disease spread a huge consequence. Mosquitoes are like the one creature that scientists can’t seem to find a real use for. Yeah they’re food, but they make like 5% of a creatures diet. Yes they pollinate, but almost every bug does, and they’re not even good at it. Mosquitoes just aren’t important.


Firelotus2000

Mosquitos dont kill ppl ppl kill ppl


23rd-Panzer-Division

Mosquitos and ppl kill ppl


Varfordada

Yes the reason why countries declare war on each other would disappear if mosquitoes went extinct, dumbest shit I’ve seen today


Somerandomwizard

First off it’s a joke. Second they’re not saying this would end war, they’re saying make war on mosquito, not man


DroppedLasagna

DDT. 'nuff said. bad idea.


Alternative_Bet_8836

Spider eat mosquito no mosquito means no spider ???


Somerandomwizard

Mosquito is very small part of spider diet spider will be ok


Millard022

Cause there's no profit in that?


Electrobolt95

'murica gonna show up with guns


nooblifejk

They are actually doing good job they lower our poppulation so its kinda good.


FamLit69420

Form of population control my friend.


CXNDunno

We got chocolate cuz of them tho


RevolutionNein

Didn’t people learn anything from the great emu war?


Somerandomwizard

Don’t worry mosquitoes aren’t smart enough to put out sentries


Professional-Text563

~~#1 life threatening thing is human~~


VMS_420

You do realize eliminating a whole species will have **big** consequences on the ecosystem. And before you say "hurrrrr other species will adapt" no it takes thousands of years.


Bruh_Memento_Mori

Well hell freezes over sure


IcyCloud5948

I seen a video where they made a special mosquito that has a std or something and it mates with other mosquitoes and gives them a std so they can reproduce


International_Cut296

Well that is the plan dude , WAR !! gotta save the planet / there is no land for more to settle.


RadicalLad25

We should choose a global world leader via online chess matches.


Gassydevil

Only if we can treat it like Warhammer and scream for emporer.


PotataCrusader

Well maybe nations fight for reasons, y'know? Maybe nations like Serbia fight for land because they want to keep their natural and religious treasures safe, maybe Albania fights Serbia because they want to unite the land where Albanian people live. But no, let's forget all that and fire all our Missiles and spend all our military budgets on tiny little blood suckers. Also, those bugs are important as they are a food source for Frogs, Birds and many others.


321Lusitropy

We should put the COVID vaccine in mosquitoes real quick and then execute the plan as OP suggested


overlordmrprince

So they do serve a purpose - killing people.


_Sushi_The_Cat_

i had a great encounter with a mosquito it was sitting in my car and i killed it. sadly it already stung someone so the blood splattered on the beige part of the car, the blood still remains in the car.


Xrcane

Instead of killing them, genetically modify them so they don’t bite, and only females bite, so the males can be left alone. Females need the protein in your blood to make eggs, so engineer them to extract protein from other sources.


hamburgerrrrrrrrrrr

In 35000 species of mosquitos only 200 bite, so we gotta declare war on those 200 species


Duccy_Shoes

It seems like it would be bad but most of the mosquito species are harmless. There are a few that cause Malaria, Zika, etc.


XShadowCrowX

Isn't there a project to release mosquitos that don't spread some of the viruses?


siegferia

mosquitos dont have oil


LolZekesMethod

Which country can kill the most mosquitoes?


Rodent-King

Is op really this stupid? I seriously hope this is a joke.


Bring_bac_the_empire

Just saying bit humanity doesn't have a good track record when it comes to declaring wars on animals, the emu war for example


kingbuttfucker05

Actually they kill 50 million people in a year


GameBlueJay

My gf likes mosquito bites for some reason


datsmamail12

Why don't we use crispr to produce genetically modified mosquitoes that won't bite humans and release them into the wild. That could solve the problem


SnowbackMcGee

Umm.. Earth is a Universe Protected mosquito habitat. Didn't you watch Lilo and Stich?


Bigmac2077

It's more profitable to fight each other and steal other people's shut. Money is literally the only thing that matters anymore and it's so sad.


Kinasortamaybe

If mosquitoes died out then something even worse may take there place.


Mickael97o

Last time a part of humanity tried to genocide an animal species, there were heavy biosphere backfire that led to massive human starvation until they reimported said species to try to heal this ecological imbalance (Google "4 pests campaign" for more info)


Etnoize

Less people is better for the world


XyzNjorun

Not every country gets mosquitos


91ckle

This guy deserves the Nobel peace prize


ihatesocializing5

We’d have to fight against PETA too, they’d be on the mosquito’s side


Turbulent-Ad8028

If we lose it will be better to lose from a bird


JacobIsAnameofawofl

My brother likes them… he used to put his arm out and let them bite him because “they needed to eat”… then again he was and still is a crackhead and my father has disowned him.


Physical_City1457

Bill Gates did already, he weaponized them and now they’re worse than ever. Kinda makes you take a BIG think on this whole vaccine thing huh? No, just downvotes, ok.


Thokak

Nah oil is more more important


xZoopyx

Governments be like: I'ma pretend I never saw that


Toshio1987

To be fair, mosquitoes only bite a person once, and they're an incredible source of food for birds and fish. It's really the lack of healthcare infrastructure, and the close proximity of communities to stagnant water that's causing most of the deaths. Malaria is very treatable.


TrishSherman2019

Florida have bug trucks that come around to spray because these terrorists exist


Bennito_bh

Naw man, hearts kill way more ppl than mosquitos


Connect-Watercress25

They are also essential for some ecosystems


Blam1213

Because the US won’t have an excuse to spend millions of dollars on fighter jets


Vlad_The_Terrible

I'm not in favour of genocide but do mosquitoes really need to exist?


xmmr

We would get in war between us because not having an agreement on how to handle mosquitoes the best way (Little bit like now with humans)


normalworkday

Convince the world mosquitoes have oil and it will come to pass.


idontlastlng

better kill mosquitos before muslims


AdAlert2671

Islamophobe alert


idontlastlng

dark humour alert


Naive_Ad_5823

But we need to die, people kinda suck.


wetadraj

They help to make chocolate


wetadraj

Google it


SonOfYoutubers

yeah and then we look for a solution to make sure the food chain doesn't die.


theReaderIter

because mosquitoes don't have oil.


ObamaPhone7

But they feed animals


assgaper69cancerhole

And how many mosqitous we kill Think about that


8074335278

An Indian telugu chief minister already did that


hold-my-balls-i-cant

how are they the most life threatening thing?


dj_fishwigy

Why don't they crispr mosquitoes to stop seeking humans?


ademtv2

and cockroaches


Gregsticles69

\*Laughs in bacteriophage \*


Thatscool820

Unfortunately the Australians won’t be much use as they aren’t very good with fighting a war against a pest


Abortedfetus1

We could just have wars over the internet to save lives