It seems that every second or third article that comes my way on Facebook or Reddit is somehow related to the death of a bunch of bees, the lack of Monarch butterflies, and the implications of fewer pollinators in the environment. As a science student who took several ecology courses, I am very aware of the implications of having fewer pollinators. I mean if I could boil it down into a concise series of events it would go something like this....
- Bees and wild pollinators start dying for some reason
- No more pollinators means no more pollination
- Fewer plants get pollinated and so less fruit is produced
- With less food comes sky-rocketing food prices
- Sometime shortly there after Armageddon ensues