> sound alarm? more like repeatedly ring the bell
> that is the head of most people who haven't done
> the science.
> "yeah, let's make plants poisonous to insects!
> what a brilliant idea!"
> ...no science done on long term effects done...
> ...time passes...
> "oops, guess what?"
> "bees are insects..."
Cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world s crops and
90 percent of our wild plants to thrive.
What s Causing Colony Collapse Disorder?
Researchers think this Colony Collapse Disorder
may be caused by a number of interwoven factors:
Global warming, which has caused flowers
to bloom earlier or later than usual. When
pollinators come out of hibernation, the flowers
that provide the food they need to start the season
have already bloomed.
Pesticide use on farms. Some toxic pesticides
meant to kill pests can harm the honey bees
needed for pollination. Many pesticides banned
by other countries because they harm bees are
still available in the United States.
Habitat loss brought about by development,
abandoned farms, growing crops without leaving
habitat for wildlife, and growing gardens with
flowers that are not friendly to pollinators.
such as harmful mites.
The world's growing population means more bees are needed to pollinate
the crops to feed more people. According to the U.N. report, of the 100
crop species that supply 90 percent of the world's food, bees pollinate
more than 70 percent. Noting that humans seem to believe that they can
operate independent of nature through technological innovations, Achim
Steiner, the executive director of the UNEP said, "Bees underline the
reality that we are more, not less dependent on nature's services in a
world of close to 7 billion people."
The only answer is for people to get into streets. It's the only way
that it works.
Remember Rachel Corrie
Welcome to the New America.