Do bees sleep? I guess on some level I always knew insects had to sleep but it was never a question I asked myself. As it turns out bees do sleep!
A nature photographer Joe Neely came across two globe mallow bees napping in a colorful globe mallow flower. The creatures were snuggled together in the center of the orange-crimson bloom. A scene that is almost too good to be true. There were several other flowers with occupants but these two made for such a sweet and beautiful composition where they seem to be holding hands.
Realizing that he had the perfect chance. Neely immediately got out his macro photography equipment and snapped a few pictures. “Some bees retire to their hives each night, but this species is often found sleeping in the flower that bears their name” said Joe Neely for Earthwonders.
Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.
Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures
And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.
These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!
#1 Climate change weakens forests
#2 Beach erosion
#3 Worsening drought
Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.