We can survive in a world without technology. We cannot survive in a world without insects. If the insects die, all life dies. It’s that simple.
Some people seem to think that technology can solve all our problems. No bees? Create little bee drones to do the work of bees. Spray crops with pollen from drones flying above fields and orchards. They actually tried that in New York State this past spring; I don’t know how well it worked, or who collected the pollen. Did they create other little robots to do that? And what about the wildflowers, the non-crops that also need bees and insects to pollinate them? Are we going to let them go extinct because there aren’t any bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies or moths?
We know the insects are in trouble. At this point, everyone knows about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), and the disappearance of insects generally is starting to get a lot of press. Just over a year ago, a German study of flying insects was published. It shocked the world because the study, which was conducted in nature reserves, found that 75% of flying insects had disappeared since the late 1990’s. The authors of the study ruled out climate change as the cause of the decline, because warmer temperatures ought to bring more insects–warmer climates tend to have a lot more insects than colder climates. Were pesticides to blame? Not likely, as the study was conducted in nature reserves. There may have been some drift or runoff, but the reserves themselves were not sprayed.
Last month, another insect study was released. The media billed this one as “insect armaggedon”. This time the area studied was a jungle in Puerto Rico, and again, the authors of the study noted massive insect declines. Pesticides were ruled out, so what caused the declines? The authors blamed climate change, but they didn’t seem altogether satisfied that climate change could have wrought so much damage.
Insect declines are everywhere in the news these days. All over the world, people are noticing the lack of insects that used to be there. You drive along in the countryside, but your windshield doesn’t get covered in squashed bugs any more. You have fewer bees and butterflies in your garden. You might rejoice because you have fewer pests. Where I live, everyone remarked on the lack of flies this past summer. Local bee-keepers lost about half their bees this past summer, too. They’re very worried.
So–everyone knows the insects are declining, and that they’re declining very fast. The mainstream media are blaming pesticides and climate change for this, but neither explanation stands up to scrutiny. Climate change cannot account for disappearing insects in Germany, and pesticides definitely didn’t kill the insects in Puerto Rico. Yet both places have lost three-quarters of their insect life. Is there a common factor? Absolutely. It’s called electromagnetic radiation, and both places have lots of it. Both the nature reserves in Germany and the jungle in Puerto Rico are surrounded by cell towers, and have been since 2G technology came out in the early 90’s. Everywhere is. And insects are declining everywhere.
Why aren’t the scientists and the mainstream media making the connection between cell towers and insect declines? They don’t want to, because if they do, that will be the end of wireless technology, and the whole world has staked its economic future on wireless technologies in general and 5G in particular. If they admit that electromagnetic radiation is killing the bees and other insects, there won’t be any 5G, and we’ll have to get rid of all the cell towers. Instead, they pretend that technology is going to solve the problem it created. No bees? Just use more wireless technology to guide tiny robot bees from plant to plant.
In the wake of the Puerto Rico insect study, the World Wildlife Fund trumpeted that species have massively declined since the 1970’s. That’s true–but it’s a manipulation of the facts. The scientists who conducted that study had visited the jungle once before, in the mid-seventies. They hadn’t been back in the meantime. For all they know, the insects hadn’t declined at all between the mid-seventies and the mid-nineties, when the first cell towers went up. So the statement proves nothing. On the other hand, we do know that sparrow declines began around 1994, when 2G came in. Around the same time, bees started to develop CCD. Coincidence? No. It was the cell towers.
Wireless communications have been killing nature from the outset, and with 5G, things are going to get a lot worse. Do you really think they can manufacture enough bee drones to feed the entire planet? Even if they can, what will food cost? Who will be able to afford it? The proposition that technology can “fix” the problem it has created is ludicrous. Technology–specifically wireless technology–is the problem. More wireless technology in the form of 5G is not going to improve the situation.
You have a choice here. You can start protesting wireless technologies, opt to use a landline and hard-wire your computer, or you can wait and see what happens when 5G comes in. I have to warn you, if the food runs out, your smartphone won’t taste good, and it has no nutritional content whatsoever. Personally, I am protesting. That’s why I designed the two bags featured above–you can get the same slogans on other products including T-shirts and bumper stickers. Just go to the home page and click on the link for the Anti-Wireless shop nearest to you. Let people know you care about the bees–before it’s too late to save them.