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If Republicans succeed in destroying all the bees, (and it looks like they're taking out all the other pollinators as well), Mankind will have 4 years to survive, just enough time for GOPers to vote for another Toad because they won't believe that's happening either.

 

Hard to believe GOPers have so successfully destroyed public education that they can be moving down this road in the name of higher short-term profits for the 1% and their base cheers them on.

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I see a few more bees in my flowers these days-seems to be more some years than others. Saw maybe one monarch this summer, and a few butterflies I think are painted ladies. The bees seem to love cosmos, & I love seeing bees !  Heart

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@oceanedge2 wrote:

The use of pesticides in agriculture and home gardens has to stop.  Twenty-seven countries have already banned Monsanto's glyphosate, the main ingredient in their Roundup.  Costco will no longer sell Roundup.

In addition to bees, a wide range of insects and vertebrates are also pollinators.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Certainly that is another stressor for all insects but this is happening in areas not impacted by pesticides and appears to be climate related.  Just another way we are killing ourselves. 

 

 

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The use of pesticides in agriculture and home gardens has to stop.  Twenty-seven countries have already banned Monsanto's glyphosate, the main ingredient in their Roundup.  Costco will no longer sell Roundup.

In addition to bees, a wide range of insects and vertebrates are also pollinators.

 

Is Glyphosate Banned in the United States?

Despite the IARC report’s 2015 conclusion that glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans. As such, glyphosate is not banned by the U.S. government; Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides are readily available for purchase throughout the country.

However, not everyone agrees with the EPA’s conclusion on glyphosate. A number of cities, counties and even one U.S. state have issued bans, restrictions or warnings on glyphosate as a result of the ongoing health concerns.

https://www.baumhedlundlaw.com/toxic-tort-law/monsanto-roundup-lawsuit/where-is-glyphosate-banned/

 

Monsanto to pay millions to cancer patient over Roundup weed killer

The San Francisco jury awarded Dewayne Johnson $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages, saying Monsanto failed to warn that Roundup may cause cancer. Monsanto said it would appeal the ruling.

"This jury found Monsanto acted with malice and oppression because they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with reckless disregard for human life," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a member of Johnson's legal team. "This should send a strong message to the boardroom of Monsanto."

https://www.dw.com/en/monsanto-to-pay-millions-to-cancer-patient-over-roundup-weed-killer/a-45043198

 

List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don’t Save the Bees

https://honeylove.org/list-of-food/

 

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Maybe people of the future will be living in shelters like Matt Damon on Mars.

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Certain wildlife preserves here in Texas and elsewhere are planting milkweed and other butterfly food and life cycle plants. They are doing the same for bees, and encouraging people to do likewise. It's still a small part of what is needed.

 

Bees have noticeably declined in my area. I have a holly tree that was once covered in red berries during the winter. It had hardly any berries for the past two years or so. Why? No bees to pollinate it. In the spring, it was used to be covered with bees, but now hardly any appear in the spring.

 

These are danger signals, and it's flashing code red. No bees, no food.

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Southern California skies fill with butterflies thanks to painted lady migration

 

"Years of tremendous wildflower blooms typically are really big painted lady years," UC Davis Professor Arthur M. Shapiro said.

 

 

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https://twitter.com/UCSouthCoast

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/southern-california-skies-fill-butterflies-thanks-painted-lady-...

 

 

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Insects, particularly butterflies, are imperiled by climate change

 

Incoming................ an  extinction event.

 

Insects are the foundation of the food chain.

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To stave off a crisis, China and the United States jointly propose an audacious scheme: 

 

It's not a solution just a method to buy time, if it works, and if it doesn't create unforeseen problems, which it probably will.

 

Volcanic eruptions have cooled the planet in the past. 

 

Should be noted though the CO2 will still be there and warming is just one aspect of CO2 build up in the atmosphere.

 

This might slow the greenhouse effect, but when SO2 is emitted as an air pollutant, it forms sulfuric acid through reactions with water in the atmosphere, acid rain, which ends up in the oceans, and we've already done  a lot of that by burning fossil fuels.

 

You might see acidification of the oceans go into overdrive if someone can actually figure out to seed sulfate into the high atmosphere without a volcanic eruption.

 

Could be a Hail Mary to buy time, but we still need to stop using fossil fuels.

 

 

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The year is 2055, and climate change has fully set in. Months-long heat waves regularly kill infants and the elderly, and food shortages are testing governments on every continent. While the world is finally reducing its carbon emissions, the cuts aren’t happening fast enough, and scientists say Earth will keep rapidly warming for at least another century.

 

To stave off a crisis, China and the United States jointly propose an audacious scheme: They will inject sulfate aerosols into the high atmosphere to dim the sun’s rays, as happens naturally after a huge volcanic eruption. The two countries say the plan will restore order and lower the planet’s fever. But critics assert that the aerosols will distort the planet’s climate even further, weakening the monsoon and setting off droughts across Asia and Africa.

 

The scenario may sound like science fiction, but the debate over the prudence of this technique—called solar geo-engineering—has already begun.

 

On Monday, a new paper from a team of researchers claimed that it is possible to dim the sky in such a way that no region of the planet will be made significantly worse. No major land area will face more intense temperature, precipitation, or drought extremes under a specific solar geo-engineering

 

Source - https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/03/solar-geo-engineering-may-bring-only-benefits-ha...

 

 

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