5G Cell Towers Cause Massive Insect Decline on the Greek island of Samos Part 1

Without insects, there will be no life on earth. I realize that many if not most people don’t particularly like insects—the word conjures up images of mosquitoes, spiders, flies, or cockroaches rather than butterflies, fireflies, bees or damselflies. In 2018 Bloomberg News ran an article: “Google’s Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitoes Worldwide. Bite. Breed. Die.” which about summed up many people’s attitudes to insects: they’re horrible, they bite or sting, they may be poisonous or spread diseases, and we don’t need them.

The trouble is, we do need insects, even mosquitoes. Life is a chain, and many creatures higher up the chain rely on the mosquito (or some other insect) for food, or eat the creatures that eat the mosquito, to be eaten themselves in turn by other creatures. We break the chain of life at our peril, because we are part of it.

In writing this paper it occurred to me: 5G has been going in around the world for some time now, but I have read hardly anything about it affecting insects, or soil, or bird migration, or animals. Hasn’t anyone else noticed? Is Greece the first country to have put 5G all over rural areas? Or are people simply not connecting the dots and continuing to blame pesticides and climate change for everything that goes wrong in nature? Because I don’t believe for a second that what’s happening here isn’t happening in other places. Something caused the bumblebee to become extinct in nine U.S. states. And birdwatcher friends are telling me that they too are seriously concerned about migration.

A big part of the problem is that no one is looking. Every day we take our dogs for a walk and see other people out walking or running, but are they looking around them? Virtually every person we see is carrying a smartphone, and more often than not they are looking at it as they go along. They might notice an elephant if it got in their way, but a bee? Or a lack of bees? They are too involved with “staying connected” to stay connected with the world in front of their eyes. If you don’t look you won’t see. If you live your life in what NY Times columnist Roger Cohen dubbed “device-distracted apathy” the world around you might as well not exist.

I’m tired of hearing, “Wireless communications are here to stay; we can’t do without them; we can’t go back to the Stone Age.” What we cannot do without—really can’t do without— is nature. A planet with dead seas and dead land will not support us; we will die of oxygen deprivation or starve to death. Who will you call then?

Now that 5G has arrived, time is running out fast. I don’t think it’s too late to change things, but I don’t think we have much time left to do it. So I ask you—if this paper has meant anything at all to you, think seriously about giving up your wireless devices. There are other ways to communicate. Contact NGOs and ask them to add RF radiation to their list of major threats to the planet, to stop promoting smartphone apps which identify bugs or birds, and to stop tracking animals, birds and insects using wireless devices. Contact government representatives and ask them to support alternatives to wireless technology.

If you don’t care, who will? 

5G Cell Towers Cause Massive Insect Decline on the Greek island of Samos

Diana Kordas
Ed.M, M.A.
Samos, Greece diana.kordas@protonmail.com

February 22, 2022


In 2017, a major German study found that flying insects had decreased over 75% in protected areas over the previous 27 years while ruling out climate change and pesticides. In 2021, the bumblebee was declared extinct in nine U.S. states. Insects, including pollinators, are diminishing rapidly worldwide, yet governments, NGOs, the mainstream media and even many scientists are refusing to consider the effects of Radiofrequency (RF) radiation despite an enormous body of independent scientific studies showing harm.

During recent decades, environmental pollution from RF radiation has increased substantially. Currently the fifth generation, 5G, is being rolled out worldwide. Appeals for a moratorium on 5G till proper studies are done to assess potential risks have all failed.

Besides risks to people, such as cancer, neurological disease and sterility, hazards to the environment, especially birds and insects, are a major concern. On our 31⁄2 acre piece of land on the island of Samos, we have seen a dramatic decrease of insects between 2012 and 2021. Some species of insects may be extinct and several species appear to be suffering from DNA damage.

The area where we live had little wireless radiation until 2016, when 4G/LTE networks were installed on Samos and many new cell towers were built, from which time insects and birds began to decline noticeably. A tipping-point was reached in the summer of 2021, after the installation of a new 5G cell tower directly opposite the land. This cell tower is part of a new 5G network on Samos.

Since July 2021, when the 5G network on Samos went live, insects on our land have declined between 80-90% depending on species. All orders of insects are affected. The cause of these insect declines can only be RF radiation from the cell towers. No pesticides are used in this area and nothing else can account for the sudden, severe drop in the number of insects in this place since July 2021. Small mammals, especially rodents, are also declining rapidly.

The consequences of these declines will be far-reaching: this will affect wild plant diversity, agriculture and beekeeping. Worse, they may lead to crop

failures and mass bee colony collapse respectively. Insect-eating birds will decline dramatically and may go extinct.

Frequency (i.e., wavelength) appears to be a more important factor than signal strength (power) in insect declines. Greece is using the 0.7 GHz, 3,5 GHz and 22.5 GHz bandwidths; the last of which is often classed as millimeter waves. Wherever 5G signals are present, insects have declined, whether these areas are near to or far from cell towers. Samos is rapidly losing most of its insects including its pollinators.

5G frequencies appear to be the main cause of the most recent insect declines, which are happening all over the island. 

It is no longer possible to contact Ms. Kordas at protonmail, Permission to translate or repost 5G Cell Towers Cause Massive Insect Decline on Samos” and the Update is freely given.

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  1. Étant électrohypersensible depuis plusieurs années, je travaille à sensibiliser les autorités qui malgré tous les articles scientifiques, nient cette réalité.
    Je vous remercie de continuer à défendre cette cause.
    Sylvie Robitaille, présidente du Rassemb;lement ÉlectroSensibilité Québec

    1. What a sincere, heartfelt, and honest response.Thank you. I share in your sadness, and pray for the time we humans once and for all settle into what we all deeply yearn for: simplicity, contentment, meaning, peace, love, and truly feeling our connection with all the precious beings, plant and animal, with whom we share Mother Earth.

    2. Me too !!!

      I am back in Thailand after year in U K where was uneasy about the lack of birds and insects.. Within 10 days I made a visit to Penang to check if I could live there. No.

      But it did wake me up to the astonishing damage that Wi-Fi is doing to Wildlife. At night the hotel in Penang played piped insect sound, it was coming from just one place, when I went to check it out I was horrified and absolutely disgusted that it was coming from a speaker. During the day they played piped bird song; they had to do this as it were because there are so few insects and birds. The last time I was there it was teeming with them as it should be given that it’s in the tropics.

      Then it dawned on me that I hadn’t seen any cockroaches or ants. More waking up and realization that I hadn’t seen these in Bangkok either nor in the town I live in about 1 hour from Bangkok.

      The bat colony near my room now down to only 2 bats.

      I did a lot of reading about the damage wifi can cause but unfortunately No One Believes Me. Cockroaches are supposed to be the only living life form that would survive a nuclear war; if it can kill them what then is it doing to humans?

      Realizing there is an unprecedented tragic monumental ecological disaster happening saddened me beyond belief, literally heartbroken.

      1. Thank you for your comment. Please consider writing a guest blog post for Safe Tech International about your personal experience re birds and insects, upon returning to Thailand.

    and probably in all other major cities.

    I do not know how to create a blog but here is my experience of how EMF/5G has already wiped out insects.

    I lived in Thailand for 16 years, then in England last year. Although perturbed by the scarcity of insects and birds like most people I begrudgingly put it down to agricultural practices. My interest in Wi-Fi effects started because I felt okay in a workspace early mornings but afternoons when there were 10 or more people in there, some with 2 computers on the go, I started to feel decidedly ill and wondered if Wi-Fi was the culprit.

    It didn’t take long to find out that more than likely Wi-Fi was causing me to feel so unwell. I lived in a collective of about 300 people, however none were the least bit concerned and I was bracketed as a tinfoil hat nutter.

    On return to Asia I made a trip to Penang. The first evening in the hotel garden happily enjoying being back in the tropics I could hear an insect sound. But just one sound and coming from the same place. I went to check it out and was simultaneously shocked, disgusted, saddened, felt sick and furious so much so I had to look again because it was unbelievable. The sound was coming from a speaker. I was overwhelmed with grief and cried hard for a long time. During the day they played birdsong which as you can imagine was also very upsetting, so much so I cut my visit short and got out ASAP. The last time I was in Penang it was teeming with insects and birds as it should be given that it’s in the tropics.

    Then it dawned on me that I hadn’t seen any cockroaches on the streets and no ants or beetles, very few birds apart from crows and very, very few flying insects.

    Then more waking up realizing during my brief visit to Bangkok the week before I hadn’t seen any cockroaches or ants or mosquitoes etc. in Bangkok either.

    The situation is just as bad in the town I live in about an hour from Bangkok. No flies even at a barbecue restaurant with uncovered trays of food.

    Since this wake-up about a month ago I have done a great deal of reading about Wi-Fi and 5G in particular and cannot tell you how angry I am about what is happening. The industry are clearly lying, corrupt, evil manipulative psychopaths motivated by money first and foremost. No doubt they know what’s happening given they have teams of people keeping an eye on articles and research papers that might harm their multi billion $$$$$$ business. The tobacco industry were bad but what these people are doing is oh so much worse.

    They don’t care about the damage they are doing to this planet. They should be taken to court for crimes against humanity/ for crimes against the universe. They will be eventually when there are inevitable massive crop failures around the world given the damage 5 G does to bacteria and fungi and pollinating insects. Indeed to the whole interconnected ecosystem. What we are witnessing is an unprecedented, colossal ecological disaster.

    Blake could have written, ‘Spyder Spyder, burning bright,.. In the forests of the night;. What immortal hand or eye,. Could frame thy fearful symmetry?’

    With their immense diversity, beauty, relative strength and organizational skills insects are some of the most extraordinary, truly awesome living creatures on this planet.

    That so few people notice or care drives me to despair. You have to wonder if they will miss butterflies even. When future generations look at pictures and videos of insects on their phones and computers they will wonder what the hell happened ?

    The level of denial that EMF is not as safe as they would have us believe is indicative of how successful the industry propaganda campaign has been. As the Nazis used to say, ‘If you tell a big lie often enough people will believe it’.

    Please read this excellent article.


    Thank you for reading and all power to your efforts to stop this complete madness.

  3. Correction and update

    I stayed in Georgetown, the capital of Penang.

    There is a website (proudly) showing Wi-Fi cover anywhere in the world. Georgetown started testing 5G in May of this year but they have extensive cover of 4G +, a faster version of 4G. Given my hotel had a speaker system setup for piping insect and bird sounds ergo 4G+ must have wiped out insect life and consequently birds and other animals that live on insects.

    The middle of Penang is a mountain forest and hopefully most of it is not affected by 4G+. I planned to go to the Botanical Garden but pretty certain there would be very little if no insect life at all because the Botanical Garden is too close to town and heavily zapped by 4G +. During my trips from the airport and back and a day along the northern part of Penang I only saw crows.

    How far does 4G+ travel? And how much are people and wildlife exposed to ?

    In Penang and Bangkok there are at least 4 companies competing for customers. No doubt their signals are operating in the same areas consequently resulting in far more exposure than has been used for studies. Before waking up to the damage Wi-Fi is causing I opened my phone on the London Tube and was horrified and shocked to see there were 10 (or more) Wi-Fi companies in range and offering me their service. I would happily go without a smart phone in exchange for life on this planet to continue and flourish.

    Quite near my room, about an hour from Bangkok, there is 1000 acre Agricultural Museum with abundant grass, lakes, trees and shrubs. I was reluctant to visit in case this area had also been affected but last week I ventured over and was very disappointed and angry; not 1 bird or 1 insect to be seen. WTF ! There are no masts in it and the nearest masts are at least 1 km away.

    Whatever wildlife is left after being decimated by 4G + no doubt 5G will kill it off. Solid research clearly shows Wi-Fi heats up insect bodies by up to 370%. Imagine the human body being heated up that much. The other way Wi-Fi has decimated insects is penetrating their tiny eggs and causing damage to DNA. Small birds’ eggs are affected in the same way.

    It puzzles me that 5G only works over short distances of max 1500 feet and why it is necessary to have lots of small signal feeders for adequate cover but I haven’t seen any of these small boxes only many new presumably 5G towers not close to each other. On the map showing Wi-Fi, 5G is everywhere in and around Bangkok.

    On a trip to Bangkok I noticed 2 of these new towers were less than a kilometer apart. The leaves of the rice in the huge paddy fields between these towers were streaky yellow, The rice in paddy fields away from these towers was healthy green.

    I’m not just heartbroken and angry about insects being decimated but grieve the loss of insect feeding birds and mammals too, e.g. a bat colony near my room is reduced to just 2 small bats. There used to be 4 or 5 plump geckos on the wall below my window; now there are only 2 small, skinny geckos. There is a new park in Bangkok but there are no insects or birds.

    Maybe my strong emotional reaction to this situation is O T T ?

    Of all the many people, TV stations, wildlife documentary makers, newspapers and magazines written to only 1 has replied. They stated this issue deserves a lot more attention than it is getting and apologized for not being able to pick up the story because they were already involved in a project for the next 2 years. Update: the press officer at The Nation has forwarded my message to the editor. The Nation wrote the excellent article exposing the Wi-Fi industry lying, manipulative evil, greedy psychopathic management. I had to write to The Nation to get this article because when trying to access it from an anti-EMF site a message came up saying it was not available. Sounds paranoid but it made me wonder if the industry had tampered with the Internet. Would not surprise me.

    I wanted to add close up pictures of insects but could not or do not know how to. Pity because 1 was of a very cute looking grasshopper and even people who do not like or are afraid of insects could have seen it is a living creature with eyes, nerves, a brain, breaths oxygen and it goes about its life as best it can. Not so different from humans.

    Thanks again for reading this far. Please reply industry propaganda merchants attempt to shoot me down and I will provide you with overwhelming research, you no doubt ignore, very clearly indicating that Wi-Fi is extremely damaging and destructive to wildlife.

  4. Follow up to the PS:

    Maybe my strong emotional reaction to this situation is O T T ?


    Realizing what is happening traumatized me. It’s like the Wi-Fi industry are murdering my friends. I have loved nature all my life; as a kid I could identify every bird in the British Isles.

    Now I fluctuate between despair about what has happened and that it might be too late and intense anger fueled by reading about the greedy immoral, unethical industry, their lies and appalling, simply disgusting tactics.

    And somewhere in there is a sense of impotence, up against massive vested interests with huge amounts of money to spend on disinformation campaigns and bogus research.

    Memories of insects include stopping at a gas station in the Northern Territory at nights where the shop counter was covered in beetles that smelt like marzipan when swept aside in order to see what was on sale. And a butterfly as big as my hand that sat on my arm. I am saddened, grieving that more than likely these insects no longer exist.

    How did I not notice what was happening?

    I had to leave Thailand very suddenly last July because my employer, a Thai monk Buddhist University, were too slow with my Visa paperwork resulting in me overstaying and having to leave or go to prison.

    At that time there were insects around the lights at night, there were cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes, praying mantis, stick insects, moths and butterflies etc. They were common and it didn’t seem like they were in decline.

    In England, a strange country after 15 years away, I was so wrapped up in my trauma of being kicked out and terror of being homeless I barely noticed how the bird and insect population had declined. A Google search and apparent experts put it down to agricultural practices. Very sad but it seemed a reasonable explanation.

    On return to Asia I was wrapped up in trying to resettle and move to Penang and in both situations an underlying but powerful fear of not having enough money.

    I guess that’s pretty much everyone’s reality and why most people do not notice.

    Since that shocking wale up in Penang I notice all the time and hurt all the time and sometimes cannot believe this is happening; it is so insane ! I am a pensioner on a limited income but I do have time and I have and will continue to dedicate my time to learning about the damaging effects of Wi-Fi and the evil industry behind this.

    The more I learn the more outraged I am and have started to comment and reply to the smug, arrogant, ignorant brainwashed writers who extol the virtues of Wi-Fi and mock anyone who dares to question if it safe or not. Many of those people are well educated but they have a blind spot, a solid wall of denial based on their belief from industry propaganda that Wi-Fi is completely harmless. Would governments and the multi-billion dollar industry lie to us?

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