Skip to comments.Passover: New Wave of Locust ‘Plague’ Hits Africa, This Time it’s 20 Times Bigger
Posted on 04/13/2020 9:32:15 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
A plague of locusts that struck Africa hard has returned with a vengeance and like the archetypal plague in Egypt. Billions of young locusts are spreading out from their breeding grounds in Somalia, newly hatched after seasonal rains, eating more than the older insects that passed through already.
A wave of locusts swept through East Africa last year but the current wave is estimated to be 20 times larger and is described as the worst in 70 years. This wave very much resembles the Biblical plague in this respect, coming as part of a wave of catastrophes that left the land of Egypt bereft of any food.
Many farmers are prevented by pandemic lockdowns from going out to their fields to battle the swarms. In addition, the pandemic has slowed the delivery of vital pesticides and equipment form other countries. Many field officers have been prevented from tracking and reporting on the infestation due to restrictions.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has called the locust outbreak, caused in part by climate change, an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods. Its officials have called this new wave some 20 times the size of the first.
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Try DDT in honor of Rachel Carson.
Hmmmm. It was only 4x bigger the other day.
“The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has called the locust outbreak, caused in part by climate change,”
Has nothing to do with climate change. The corrupt governments chose to not spend money on protecting their people by spraying the hatching areas when they had the opportunity.
Now they are whining for world help.
90% of the people reading your post will NOT know who Rachel Carson was.
Neither will there be a mention of the tens of thousands of people over the years who have died because of MALARIAL mosquitoes since DDT was outlawed.
There were truly many reasons to ban DDT usage at many places, but DDT was the best at battling mosquitoes.
[[Hmmmm. It was only 4x bigger the other day.]]
Aren’t the effects of global warming amazing? (They are trying to pin natural locust cycles on global warming)
I have a cabin the woods. I can say it is damn creepy when the 17 year locust are hatched.
No need to read any further...
No one can explain why a .1 degree PREDICTED global temperature rise over 100 years would change anything right now (.001 increase this year?)
Must have rained because it got hot in Somalia. Or something.
HOW DARE YOU!!!
are locusts edible ? should this solve any famine problem?
Locusts descend upon Africa with regularity.
This may be a large assault, but certainly not unheard of.
Nothing good ever comes out of Somalia. Case in point: Omar
I would try and find a way to cook these critters up for nice snack. They might just taste like Chicken.
yes but they carry parasites i believe- kinda risky to eat- if one doesn’t get cooked well enough-
it’s claimed they aren’t bad tasting- locals there do collect and eat them-
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