Skip to comments.Billions of Locusts Invade in New, Larger Wave as Second Swarm Threatens Africa: 'Extremely Alarming'
Posted on 04/11/2020 2:05:27 PM PDT by Hojczyk
A new wave of locusts is threatening Africa with devastation and starvation, even as the COVID-19 pandemic undermines efforts to fight the locust plague.
Parts of the continent already experienced the biggest locust outbreak in 70 years, just weeks before the coronavirus hit. Now a second wave is on its way, with some locust swarms 20 times the size of the first.
Billions of young desert locusts are coming, threatening plants and crops. This second invasion includes more developed locusts known as young adults, which are especially voracious eaters.
Some Africans view the locust swarms as more destructive than the coronavirus. And there are predictions that the locust plague might cause the coronavirus to spread even further as people band together, trying to fight off the swarms of locusts from eating all their food.
Everyone is talking about the locusts, said Yoweri Aboket, a farmer in Uganda. Once they land in your garden they do total destruction. Some people will even tell you that the locusts are more destructive than the coronavirus. There are even some who dont believe that the virus will reach here.
Gardens with essential crops like cassava are in grave danger across Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania and Congo.
The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming," a new UN Food and Agriculture Organization assessment said. "An increasing number of new swarms are forming in Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia.
The Nairobi-based Climate Prediction and Application Center said the locusts are invading the Eastern Africa region in exceptionally large swarms like never seen before."
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Cooking Locusts A Recipe From Moshe Bassons Kitchen
Another nice day for a bike ride.
Is Africa trying to get a “bingo” on every plague known to man? Starvation, disease, drought, war, and now swarms of locusts ... Sounds Biblical to me.
Drove through a swarm like that several years ago in eastern Nevada and into Utah.
They make a MESS of the windshield, gummy and hard to clean off without HOT soapy water.
They fly fast enough and weigh just enough to sting when they hit you.
Funny, but they do not seem to eradicate the invasive weeds, just crops.
I ran out of gas! I got a flat tire! an old friend came in from out of town...
Yet another of the birth-pains the LORD spoke of in Matthew chapter 24.
Why not just aerial spray the hell out of locust clouds and areas where they are?
Protein — LET THE LIBTARD, VEGAN ECO-WACKOS FEAST!
Chocolate covered locusts, hmmmmmm
Yes alarming, not.
Waiting for the blood rivers and raining frogs. Then perhaps it will be SMOD time.
I bless the rains down in Afri...oh look, it’s raining bugs.
Sorry, too busy killing the neighbors. Try again later.
Oh, and where’s my USAID check?
I am blessed and eternally extremely grateful that the Lord God saw fit that I be born in America and have it so safe and easy. Of course, I have more responsibility having so much and of course I will be judged more harshly having more to give to others. A blessing and a curse. But I am grateful and I have never taken it for granted. Even the poor here have it better than 90% of the other people in the world, but it still stuck to be at the bottom of the economic rung, no matter where you are. Just stating a truth.
Ok so we need an angle on how this is Trumps and white peoples fault.
If the crops fail and there is mass starvation........Camp of the Saints?
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