Did you know that 70% of the world’s agriculture depends on bees?
Maybe that’s why they have been declared to be the most important being on the planet. This declaration has been concluded by the Earthwatch Institute at the last meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of London.
But how such a little being can be the most important living thing on Earth?
Bees play a crucial role on Earth. Their main function is to help plants reproduce. They are directly responsible for the production of 70% of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and even coffee we consume daily.
Moreover, they are proven to be the only living creature that doesn’t carry any type of bacterium and microbes. This has been determined by the Apiculture Entrepreneurship Center of the Universidad Mayor and the Apiculture Corporation of Chile, together with the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation.
About 90% of the bee population has disappeared in the last few years.
Bees’ existence is highly important for most of our planet’s ecosystems. Unfortunately, now they are an endangered species.
This may be caused by the unrestrained use of poisonous pesticides, loss of natural habitat or other man-made factors. If bees go extinct, there’s a huge threat of elimination of the fauna in a very short time. Shockingly, some people even believe that after the bees’ extinction, humanity is next.
As the great scientist Albert Einstein once said:
“If the bees disappear, humans would have 4 years to live.”
This is recently starting to make sense, which is terrifying. We should take action, and we should do it now.
We can still save them!
What we can do about it is to reduce the use of harmful pesticides. Instead, we can promote completely natural agricultural alternatives. To save the bees from extinction, Greenpeace suggests solutions such as banning the most dangerous pesticides, preserving wild habitat, and restoring ecological agriculture.
If we as humans care about our own survival, we should care about bees too!
These hard-working creatures’ future is in our hands.