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World observes 50th Earth Day 2020 – Focus on Climate Action and Honey Bee

Understand the connect between Climate Change and Honey Bees

Nirmesh Singh
New Delhi. 22 April 2020

If we are serious, 50th Earth Day should mark the beginning for every human being as earth activist if anyone hasn’t become yet. Everyone should save earth. Actions of every human as an earth activist should speak and motivate others around you to be one.

The theme for 50th Earth Day is climate action because climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

One of the important support systems on earth is the humble honey bee, a very important creature and is therefore a Google’s model on 50th Earth Day.  

Researches have established, honey bee plays the leading role in the pollination of many wild plants and crops, but it currently faces serious threats. Climate change is pointed out as one of the causes of the colony collapse disorder. Dry weather and high temperatures generate important stress for bees.

For 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Google has created a honey bee doodle. It has partnered with Honeybee Conservancy and created a relaxing game that lets you experience honey bee’s great work of pollination and treats you to useful facts about the honeybee’s purpose and the incredible impact they have on the earth.

According to Google, the founder of The Honeybee Conservancy, Guillermo Fernandez, “What we love about today’s Google Doodle is how it captures the impact a single bee has on the plants and habitats it visits. Imagine then, the pollinating power that trillions (yes, trillions!) of bees have on ecosystems around the world!”

The 1st Earth Day was observed on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement.