Climate change could have a significant impact on grasshopper populations in the future.

Dr. Owen Olfert, an entomologist with Agriculture Canada, says a 2 degree increase over the next number of years could result in an expansion of the area where hoppers are found.
He adds grasshoppers currently cause problems in the more southerly regions of the prairies, and stresses global warming could lead to the insect making its way as far north as the Peace River region of Alberta.


Olfert notes scientists are already studying insect control strategies in a world impacted by global warming.