Scientists believe the pesticide clothianidin is at least partially to blame for the alarming rise in bee colony collapse — the sudden bee-die off which has claimed about 30% of the U.S. honey bee population each year since 2006.
But twice this year, the EPA has refused to step in. If we don’t convince the EPA to reconsider, it is not scheduled to review clothianidin again until 2018. By then it could be too late for the bees, and the one third of our food crops bees play a crucial role in pollinating.
The EPA is currently accepting public comments on its latest decision not to to declare bee die offs an emergency situation.
Now is a crucial moment to make our voices heard for the Bees.
Tell the EPA: Stop stalling. Ban the pesticide that’s killing bees:
I don’t know why I bother…posting links…hardly anybody pays attention. If I post a stupid political joke or cartoon it might get a few hundred re-blogs or likes, whereas, a post that really matters, like this one, concerned with “Human Survival” usually gets under a dozen. I don’t understand why more people don’t CARE.
Anyway, if you DO happen to care about survival of all living beings on our planet, please take into consideration that we rely on Bees to pollinate many of our foods, and we would seriously be fucked if we allow one damn greedy chemical company to obliterate all life on earth for their own profits.
So, do yourself a favor, it will take less than two minutes to sign this petition…
I have an original song, recorded in the early 80s, that is still relevant to our plight in today’s world. It has a glitch in it, and needs to be fixed.
My ex-husband and I had a brief musical career in the 70s (The Rainbow Band, on Elektra Records) and early 80s, and we self-produced our second album. The Master AND the Mother were both destroyed in the huge forest fires we had here in 1995 when my ex-husband’s house burned to the ground and he lost all of his belongings. The only recording of our second album that survived was a funky cassette.
The song I am speaking of “Sold Down the River” was on this cassette. There is a part of the first chorus where the sound just drops out. I want to “copy and paste” a few bars of the second chorus into the messed up spot in the first chorus, but I don’t know jack about Garage Band, or iMovie. I spent hours trying to figure out how to do it last night, because I want to use it as background, in a film I’m producing about the bees, but I had no luck.
I can pay you to fix it for me, or send you some buttons or magnets if you’d prefer…I’ve been told that if someone knows how to do it, it should only take a short time.
I am very committed to SAVING THE BEES!
WE NEED TO SPREAD THE WORD IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE!!
So people are STILL signing it…we’re up to almost 830,000 people (about 10,000 people per hour are signing it)!….but ALL the signers are in the Western Hemisphere (Europe, Canada, USA, Central and South America)…nobody in India, China, Russia, Japan, Africa, Hawaii or the Middle East.
If we could just get ONE person in each of those countries and/or areas, we might be able to get it to go viral throughout their area.
My question: Do you know anyone in any of those countries you could send it to, that might sign and reblog it?
Here’s the link to sign (or just watch the scroll!), if you are so inclined:
Please let me know if you can help out in this way.
P.S. There is NOTHING more important than the SURVIVAL of LIVING BEINGS on EARTH, please do your part.
P.P.S. I know, it’s annoying, all this activism I demand, I will not apologize…we ALL should be activists, if we want to have a healthy world to leave to our ancestors.
Hi Folks ~
I just have to try one more time.
I know you may think that the story of the Catholic Schoolteacher getting fired deserved air time, while the plight of our world’s dying bees did not, but I still have to try to get you to cover this story for the SAKE OF THE BEES, and for the FUTURE of LIFE ON EARTH.
We are all connected. We’ve already lost 1/3 of all the bees on our planet. ONE THIRD! If we lose the bees, do you realize how that will screw up the delicate balance of life on our planet?
Luckily, over 700,000 people worldwide disagree with you on the importance of this issue, and, in the last 24 hours have signed the petition to ask Bayer Stockholders to demand that Bayer stop producing neonicotinoids.
Interestingly, almost ALL of the signatures come from the “Western World” - Europe, North America and South America. I have been watching the scroll for hours (when I signed yesterday, there were about 149,000 signatures), and I have not seen any signers from the Middle East, China, Japan or Russia. Not one. I don’t know why.
Anyway, I still think this story WOULD interest your viewers, and apparently people are STILL signing the petition at a tremendous rate. They reached their first goal of 500,000 during the night, and they are now trying to get to 750,000. They’ve gone up 5000 in the time it took me to write this email.
You can watch the scroll of signatures here.
Please reconsider airing this story…you are blessed with a “stage”…people watch your broadcasts…people who care about the health of our planet, people who care about the bees.
Surely a petition that is on its way to being signed by close to 750,000 in less than 24 hours deserves a minute of your air time. No?
I hope so.
P. S. Another 3500 people have signed since I last mentioned it, a few sentences above…at least please check it out and watch the scroll here!