Mondes Sociaux

Magazine de sciences humaines et sociales en openaccess

  • Partout les abeilles sont menacées. Or elles ont un rôle important dans l’écosystème. Quelles seraient les conséquences de leur disparition sur le devenir de nos sociétés ?
    #abeilles #biodiversité #environnement #écologie

    According to a sentence rightly or wrongly attributed to Albert Einstein, “if the bee disappeared from the face of the earth, man would only have four more years to live”. Although no reliable source has ever confirmed that the quotation was from the major German physicist, it can still make you tremble.

    And rightly so, the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report has just issued a warning following in the steps of so many researchers: the world population of bees keeps declining. Which role do bees play in the ecosystem? How would the disappearance of these insects affect our society (...)