Killer Bees in Texas Linked to Global WarmingPosted: August 12, 2013
“Human beings, as a species,
have no more value than slugs.”
– John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal
“One America burdens the earth much more than
twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say.
In order to stabilize world population,we must eliminate
350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say,
but it’s just as bad not to say it.”
– Jacques Cousteau,
The first US Africanized “Killer” bees were brought into California by a Venezuelan oil tanker in 1985. By 1990 they had spread to Texas from Mexico.
By 2013 ‘Global Warming’ meant that “Killer Bees” invaded a home in Texas killing a family pet
Killer Bees in Texas may be Linked to Global WarmingPublished Monday, August 12, 2013
STATE COLLEGE — AccuWeather.com reported that nearly 100,000 killer bees invaded a home near Houston, Texas, in June of 2013. The bees developed their colony in the home that was vacant for two years.
KHOU-TV reported on June 6 that the killer bees swarmed the neighbors’ dog, killing the family pet. The bees were removed and taken away by a trained beekeeper.
The invasion could be the result of migration, researchers suspect. Jerry Hayes, the “honeybee guy” at Monsanto, said that the killer bees, which are Africanized bees, migrate where there are warm temperatures. Research also suggests that the bees’ behavior changes with weather and fluctuations in barometric pressure. Keep Reading »
Maybe they were attracted to a central heating unit in the house because more than two thirds of the United States has seen below average temperatures this year?
Or maybe they just decided to stay in Texas because nowhere else on the planet has warmed since 1998?
H/t to Al Zzzzore! @ICLEI_AGENDA21