Four Years Left

It is probably a myth that Albert Einstein said:

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

A myth because there is nobody who has ever printed that quote who has provided an original source. Also two people (here and here) have taken it up with actual Einstein historians who have never heard of the quote.

However, even if it is a myth, the quote is quite apt. Recently the Bee has been disappearing. What would happen if the bees disappeared?

So what's happening? It seems to be called CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). Many reasons are being researched, from the foods being fed the bees to cell phones. Whatever the reasons this is a real problem.


posted by dharh 11:59 PM Apr 23rd, 2007



2011: 5 3 1
2010: 12 9 7 1
2009: 12 11 8 5
2008: 12 5 4 3 2 1
2007: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2006: 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
2005: 12 10 7 6
2004: 10 9 6 5 4 3 2 1