Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Is Climate Change Killing Bees?

Salon has a long, informative article about Colony Collapse Disorder. While it raises more questions than it answers, the questions it raises are important.
The media has done a very good job of telling all sides. But the problem is, how do you motivate people to change the way they are? Where I live, I try to live pretty low on the food chain and avoid the temptation of most of the things that people have. People are just incredible consumers and runners of fuel and buyers of gadgets. How do you change that? It's as if there's an ethical or a moral blank spot there. I don't like to preach, but it's pretty obvious: When you're killing the corn belt by growing fuel to run SUVs, there's a very bad disconnect somewhere along the line.
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