Global warming ‘killing off bees’ because they are not migrating north claims the latest ‘study’. This shows exactly how childish, stupid and mindless the pursuit of global warming grants have destroyed scientific thinking. Anyone with half a brain can figure out how stupid this study is. Ahem: BUMBLEBEES HAVE SURVIVED GIGANTIC CLIMATE CHANGES. Over the eons, they survived multiple Ice Ages, super warm cycles, dinosaur annihilation, etc.
Bees have been on earth for as long as flowers. They and flowers evolved together. Every lurch in climate and survivability due to asteroid impacts or changes in where the continents collide or separate, huge volcanic rift events, whatever: bees have survived it all. As have flowers.
The tiny, piddling change in some temperatures in various isolated parts of the planet will not annihilate any bees, anywhere. Humans spreading diseases to bees via our bee farming methods which I totally am against, that is, shipping bees all over the country, etc. has harmed bee populations.
But it being slightly warmer not only isn’t annihilating bees, it is great for bees, bees love warm weather and hate winter and they built their big hives to survive the Ice Ages after all. The decline in bee populations of all sorts in North America are due to farming methods and the use of insect poisons. NOT WARM WEATHER. Bees love war weather.
Winters haven’t vanished, either, so it isn’t due to it not being cold. My bee hives, and I used to raise bees, were hammered by Hive Collapse Syndrome and this was due to parasites spreading in the bee populations thanks to the business of moving hives across the country because fruit farmers didn’t want to bother with keeping bees themselves.
This human stupidity should have been dealt with by having states refuse to allow bee movers to take hives out of state! I know that the border between Arizona and California has been famous for preventing fruits from moving across the border, ditto with Nogales and Mexico.
But with free trade, food and parasites and diseases now spread all over the planet and menace everyone and has absolutely nothing to do with it being slightly warmer! By the way, the bees here this summer are very depressed due to the fog, rain, cold temperatures at night, etc. No warming anywhere. And just 12,000 years ago, there were zero bubble bees in Canada and the entire northern tier of the USA, too. There was this mile thick layer of ice, after all. And they survived that, didn’t they???
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