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Pestilence? Does this portend the four horsemen?

Postby Squire » 26 Jan 2020, 14:15

Pestilence precedes war, famine, and death. The four horsemen of the apocalypse.

The proposed solution to the locusts is pesticide. Will the pesticide cause more problems than it solves and then cause famine?

Are we near end times. Will Donald Trump call forth the second horseman, war?

'We must act immediately': Swarms of locusts in Africa are worst in decades
by Zachary Halaschak
January 25, 2020 02:59 PM
Swarms of hungry locusts are devouring crops in Eastern Africa, the worst invasion of the insects in decades.

The outbreak of desert locusts is the worst that Kenya has seen in 70 years, according to the Associated Press. The insects have been pouring into the country from Ethiopia and Somalia and leaving behind destroyed farmland in a part of the world already suffering from hunger.

The United Nations said that the problem could increase in March when rainfall picks up across the area, bringing with it new vegetation. The swarms have the potential to balloon 500 times their size if measures are not taken to cull the locusts.
Kenya Africa Locust Outbreak

“We must act immediately,” said David Phiri of the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization.

Farmers have attempted to guard their crops by banging pots and pans, although the efforts are largely futile as a single swarm can be comprised of up to 150 million of the bugs per square kilometer of farmland.

“Even cows are wondering what is happening,” said Ndunda Makanga, a farmer in Kenya. “Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.”

A single small swarm of locusts can eat through enough food for 35,000 people in a single day and can travel more than 90 miles in just one day.
Kenya Africa Locust Outbreak

Approximately $70 million is required to increase pesticide spraying, which is the only efficient way to stop the hordes of insects, although pest control is difficult in places such as Somalia, where large swaths of land are controlled by the Islamist group al Shabab.

The locusts are also expanding out toward other countries such as Uganda and South Sudan, where farmers are worried their crops could be next.
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Re: Pestilence? Does this portend the four horsemen?

Postby HBS Guy » 26 Jan 2020, 16:10

Jeez, enough of the end time schtick!
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Re: Pestilence? Does this portend the four horsemen?

Postby DonDeeHippy » 27 Jan 2020, 05:11

It's ok just sick your head in the sand … The locusts are the beginning....
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Re: Pestilence? Does this portend the four horsemen?

Postby Dax » 27 Jan 2020, 10:16

Hilarious, locust plagues were around when I was a kid, every year it would happen. Difference is now, we've denuded the land so locusts can only feed on human crops.

Locust plagues almost disappeared in Aus when they saturated the lands with chemical pesticides, what's happening in Africa, is normal. We still get a lot of grasshoppers every year where I live, but the numbers have dropped over the last few years.
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