From David Byrne’s journal:
According to Einstein we’ve got a little over 4 years. Here’s a quote from him:
“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.”
And in today’s NY Times it says that more than a ¼ of the honeybees in the U.S. have vanished. The article continues with a lot of head scratching as to why but sort of says “gee, we dunno.”
It’s a fascinating thought. All our grand schemes and industries, and still this wonderfully fragile link of needing bees to pollinate… everything that we grow.