posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 09:05 AM
reply to post by rikriley
Hi, to be honest I really don't buy the whole cell phone thing. The UK has one of the most developed mobile phone networks in the world (the UK and
Europe as a whole latched onto mobile phones much quicker than the US - in large part due to more densley populated areas being easier to provide good
services to). So we have had phone masts on almost every street it seems for almost a decade.
As far as the pesticides go - again, if anything more and more of the farms in England are going organic and moving away from pesticides. There really
aren't any GM crops to speak of either.
As for people saying its nothing to worry about because 'only a third' of our food is reliant on bees - give me strength! Food prices are already
rocketing, along with fuel and energy prices - I really don't think that western economies could realistically cope with the food shortages if all
the bees go.
I don't claim to have any real idea why they seem to be dying. Maybe its just something to do with their own evolution - something in their social
structure? Maybe animals can do what human society does from time to time - simply loose the plot? Or maybe its something to do with changes in
'cosmic rays' - I've been reading a lot recently about how scientists are fast discovering how pretty much everthing on Earth is affected in some
way by the billions of tiny cosmic particles bombarding Earth...
Or, maybe, and this is a little disturbing in my opinion, but makes a lot of sense... maybe its because the Earth's magnetic field is weakening
dramatically? Do bees use the magnetic field for navigation and organising themselves, like other animals are known to.. if they can't get their
bearings any more wouldn't their colonies collapse?