Polar bears aren’t the only ones getting screwed by our rapidly shifting climate. Bees are seriously struggling with climate change—as if they didn’t have enough problems already.
Because they’re tiny insects, bees aren’t widely addressed as one of the potentially devastating casualties of climate change, but we should all be paying closer attention. It’s well known that without bees, humans would be in big trouble. Just imagine your local grocery store—even a produce palace like Whole Foods—with a virtually barren produce section. That’s what’s at risk if we lose the bees—a whopping percentage of our global food supply.
And let’s be honest, bees already have a loaded plate. As they continue dealing with the uncertainty of Colony Collapse and the incessant use of pesticides and herbicides, it’s hard to believe bees could suffer any more adversity. But climate change is causing major problems for all of our buzzing friends across the globe in a few serious ways…
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.