Bumble bees an endangered species

Peter has invested in a number of bumble bee hives. Because the bumble bee is in drastic decline in Europe & North America due to the extreme temperatures (heat & cold weather). A study suggests the likelihood of a bumble bee population surviving in a given place has declined by 30% in one human generation.

This could be considered a "mass distinction".

The University of Ottawa used data collected over a 115 year period on 66 bumble bee species across N. America & Europe in order to create a model simulationg "climate chaos" scenarios. They were able to see how bumble bees had changed over the years by comparing where the insects were now to where they used to be.

MOOR to follow

A sample of a bumble bee "home".


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