Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Bees: A to Z Apocalypses #atozchallenge

Rather than an apocalypse of swarming bees, which is terrifying,

or just deeply, deeply disturbing; the apocalypse I'm talking about comes from a lack of bees.

Back in the day when cellphones stopped looking like glorified walky talkies and suddenly everyone had to have one, my brother vowed never to own one because they killed bees. In all fairness, it was a popular theory
So, if we pretend for one moment that something as common place as a cell phone could destroy all of our buzzy little pollonaters, what would happen?

They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world. Honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops. -BBC Future

It's relatively simple to see how this would domino. Plants dying= animals dying= people dying. In the end you end up with a Soylent Green society. 

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Is all seriousness, there is quite a bit of concern over the world's declining bee population, though no one can agree about what's causing it.

Here's a video that talks about it.

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