The Vanishing of the Bees
Albert Einstein warned of two approaching apocalypses: nuclear annihilation and the disappearance of bees. He said:
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.”
For about the past 5 years there has been an occasional alarm raised about the disappearance of what is commonly known as the honey bee. This reduction in the bee populations has sent an alarm through the scientific community that something is wrong. The condition of the vanishing bees is known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
At least 1/3rd of every bite that goes into our mouths is made possible by bees because of pollination. This simply isn’t something we can do for ourselves.
What is causing CCD? Pesticides? Emissions? Just a normal bee cycle?
Do we just blow this off as liberal BS? Is it worth the risk? Many people worry about what debt will do to their children and grandchildren. What will no food do to them?
Just something to think about.
Screening of Vanishing of the Bees in Washingon and Richmond on March 31.
Ellen Page’s interview with Bill Maher was taken off of YouTube by HBO. GRRRR
You can see her if you watch Bill Maher on demand, the episode from Friday, March 25.