On the other hand…

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 @ 9:04 pm | Environment

I like to believe we’ve got a decent shot at creating a sustainable world civilization that can perpetuate for many hundreds of thousands of years.

Sometimes, and this brings me deep regret to ponder it, I wonder how on earth we’re going to make it through the next ten. Well, outside of turning into a Road Warrior-like society. And what’s got me more worried than a super-virus?

The damn bees dying. What stunning foolishness will it look like to the surviving world after 90% of the world’s food supply is rendered sterile? I just had a child, and although I would not like to believe I brought him into a world that will be wrought by devastation, Nature really doesn’t give a rat’s ass what my dreams are. If there’s not enough food, both the good and the wrong will starve alike.

I suppose I’ll have to stick this fear in the back of my mind for now, but while we’re on the subject of George Will’s desire for more science funding (previous blog post), some R&D on post-bee agriculture might be prudent. I mean, not to be all Communist or anything, but preventing the destruction of our food cycle is one of the government’s top priorities.

-hw

2 Responses to “On the other hand…”

  1. mike g Says:

    The decline in bee numbers is a scheme cooked up by liberal scientists. It’s completely made up.

  2. Jldmeyer Says:

    Exactly what I was thinking. I mean, are my tax dollars being wasted so that some liberal environmentalist gets paid counting bees? If he was educated in today’s schools I can understand why the bees population is declining. Public schools today can’t even teach kids to count. Hogwash I say!