Severe Hornet Attacks in China, Which Even More Alarmingly Has Moved to South America

Abby Zimet

Swarms of Asian giant hornets have killed dozens of people in China and injured over 1,500, reported CNN last week in a scary story made surreal when their graphic placed Hong Kong in Brazil. Researchers attribute the rise of the hornets, described by one entomologist as "the wasp analog of a pit bull" with "a face that looks like you just can't reason with it," to - yes - climate change and human activity.

FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: