To understand climate change, it is important to define two terms often
confused. Weather is the minute to minute changes in the atmosphere, whereas
climate refers to the weather over a long period of time in a specific area.
Knowing this, climate change is the detected average rise in temperature of the
planet that causes permanent ramifications1. There is a clear
consensus among scientists who agree anthropogenic activity is causing global
warming2. The abrupt increase in greenhouse gases can be disastrous
to our planet; consequently, this puts many organisms under pressure. For bee
populations, climate change can affect the timing of pollination, alter their
habitats, and increase the transmission of diseases.