Buzz Kill: How the Sierra Club uses scare tactics about bee health and twists the science to raise money

October 25, 2016

From: Genetic Literacy Project


The Sierra Club, founded by John Muir in 1892 to support wilderness outings and conservation in the American west, is now on a different campaign: scaring the bejeebies out of people to raise money. The once venerable organization, once known for its eco-pragmatism, is twisting the science about bees and pesticides. Literally millions of people who have supported one green organization or event in recent years opened their mailboxes to find a scare letter of epic proportions written by none other than Sierra’s executive director Michael Brune:


If you are worried about pollinators, there might be reason to hesitate before opening up one’s wallet. Almost none of the information about the naled incident or the ‘bee crisis’ is presented accurately or in context.

Naled misrepresentations

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