Thursday, April 26, 2007

The bees are disappearing

Go read this article by Dave Lindorff about the disappearance of the bees. It's very worrying. Here's how Lindorff ends it:

What’s happening here?

There are a lot of possible culprits: climate change, ubiquitous microwave radiation, overuse of herbicides and pesticides, stress, and lowered immunity to fungal, viral, bacterial and mite infections, or perhaps a combination of all of the above.

My feeling, though, is one of dark foreboding.

When something as basic as bees vanishes from the scene as quickly as this, you know we’re in Big Trouble.

Remember, bees pollinate lots of plants. They will not be able to bear fruit or reproduce without the pollinators.

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