Sunday, September 13, 2009

More light

I am not fanatical about bees however they are indicative of some really unpleasant behaviour by industry lobbies intent on selling their products at all costs

Question how do these men and women who have children of their own look in the mirror when they support, no actually push, products they know to be dangerous to the life we all depend on?

How do scientists agree to work for organisations which clearly have no moral or ethical values?

Could the answer to both questions be greed?

Selfishness maybe?

Lack of understanding about what they are doing to destroy the world their own children must live in?

Humanity is not apart from nature we are a part of it

We depend on it for our very survival

I mention here two clear situations one the hype and nonsense of global warming the other bee problems

The climate has always changed and will continue to do so

The ongoing hysteria about global emissions of carbon dioxide are a minor issue compared to others we need to face

The science supporting it is dubious at best and simply criminal in it's half truths

And yet global warming receives unthinking support from most of the media, resulting in unthinking governments agreeing to spend billions of taxpayers money unwisely

Watch the upcoming conference at Copenhagen in a few weeks time for a gala performance

Climate change is a function of the sun and it's sunspots, and yet we still know relatively little about how this affects our weather and climate change

Is this receiving billions?


So let's look at something simple like bees and an article written by Simon Barnes

Little money or media interest is being spent on bees who pollinate the very foods we survive on and a lot more besides

Take the attack of the bee killers — a real-life disaster

Just take the UK

Pesticides are threatening bees, and therefore, us

The UK is notorious for taking the most relaxed approach to pesticide safety in the the EU,” says Peter Melchett, of the Soil Association.

This is in response to a meticulous piece of research from the invertebrate charity Buglife, which names a pesticide as a contributory factor — perhaps the key one — in the collapse of the population of bees.

It is true that there is something faintly comic about all this.

But the fact is that bees have a direct effect on our lives, because they pollinate plants, and without the plants pollinated by bees, humans will starve.

So it does rather matter.

There’s even a figure to represent the value of the bees’ services: £12.4 billion a year in the UK alone.

The name of the villain is neonicotinoid pesticide.

These are pesticides based on nicotine.

You don’t spray them; you can dress seeds with them, or treat the soil with them.

They work; the seeds don’t get eaten.

But they affect other things as they go about their business.

They make their way through a plant, and reach the bees when they come to do their work

The bees’ problem is called colony collapse disorder: the ending of bee civilisation as they know it.

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