Three researchers from the University of Ottawa and the University College London, indeed, checked long-term data about 66 species of bumble bees buzzing in North America and Europe. The scientists wanted to find out whether "increasing frequency of hotter temperatures predicts species’ local extinction risk, chances of colonizing a new area, and changing species richness" (see).
Well, dear reader, as just stated, it does.
This dumb blog, on the following cartoon, reports the bumblebees' thoughts on the matter.
|Bumblebees talk of extinction and climate change (by @sciencemug)|
[Bumblebee pic by Windslash is under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license (source: flickr); adapted by @sciencemug]