Remember 8–10 years ago when scientists told us that bee colonies were mysteriously disappearing. My recollection is that they called it “colony decline syndrome.” Maybe caused by pesticides or other pollution. If the trend continued, crops wouldn’t be pollinated and we’d starve to death. Apocalypse within a few years.
Turns out it was Fake News. Thank God.
Another reason for science skepticism.
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: See details at Issues & Insights, the source of the graphs above.
PPS: My recollection was wrong; they called it Colony Collapse Disorder.