The worst desert locust infestation in 70 years is ravaging East Africa, potentially endangering economies in a region heavily dependent on agriculture for food security.
I honestly thought that the current locust swarming would have stopped by now, or at the very least lessened, but just the opposite is taking place. It is increasing in intensity, with the locusts eating the food of 35,000 people in a single day. Interestingly, the locust swarms seem to be affecting nations that reject the God of the bible who commands the locusts at His will.
“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;” 2 Chronicles 7:13 (KJB)
“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” Job 38:22,23 (KJB)
The book of Job tells us that God uses the weather as a weapon, and it is more powerful than anything the militaries of the world can command. Read the book of Revelation sometime and see how God is going to use weather to judge this world. Hydrogen bombs are nothing more than mere firecrackers compared to what God will rain down upon this earth in the coming time of the great Tribulation. I am starting to think that this relentless locust plague is more than a seasonal outbreak, as it is rapidly approaching biblical territory. Birth pangs, perhaps? Time will tell.
Plague of locusts threatens East African economies as UN sounds emergency alarm
FROM CNBC: In recent days, locust swarms have begun to impact South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, having already decimated crops throughout Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations earlier this week called the situation “extremely alarming.”
The UN warned of an unprecedented threat to food security in a part of the world where millions face hunger, and the FAO estimated that 70,000 hectares of crops in Kenya and around 30,000 hectares in Ethiopia had been infested. It added that locusts had attacked coffee and tea crops that account for approximately 30% of Ethiopia’s exports.
The FAO also estimated that around 8.5 million Ethiopians and 3.1 million Kenyans already face food insecurity. The locusts have now begun breeding along both sides of the Red Sea in Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Saudi Arabia.
Desert locusts can travel up to 150km (95 miles) a day, and a one-square-kilometer swarm can devour as much food as 35,000 people in a single day, according to the UN. READ MORE
Apocalyptic locust swarm stops traffic in Bahrain as sky turns black in terrifying footage
FROM THE DAILY STAR UK: This horrifying video shows the sky turning black as a swarm of locusts descends on Bahrain today. In the clip, filmed by stunned witnesses cowering in their car, a dark cloud of flying insects swarms above a road in the normally-sunny Middle Eastern island nation.
As if sharing a single mind, thousands of locust bugs are all heading in the same direction – to gorge on any plants in their path. The apocalyptic scene results in people stopping their cars, either too scared to drive with such poor visibility or to marvel at the unsettling spectacle.
Dropping from the sky, one of the engorged bugs lands on the driver’s windscreen and looks to be several inches long. A person in the car can be heard making what sounds like noises of disgust.
Pakistan earlier declared a national emergency shortly after this footage showed a plague of locusts blocking out the Sun in the nation. Another terrifying video filmed in Kenya showed how locusts appeared out of nowhere and then swarmed around a motorist.
In some areas of eastern Africa, the swarm was said to be 360 billion locusts-strong and the worst attack in more than 25 years. China has insisted it is not scared of the approaching plague of insects as the first ones were filmed landing inside its border.
The nation has deployed an army of 100,000 ducks to deal with the problem using nothing but their bills and a voracious appetite. Runner ducks – which walk upright like penguins – can be trained to feed on locusts and charge towards their prey at the command of a whistle, according to the BBC. READ MORE
Watch Huge Swarms of Locusts Invade East Africa
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