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LOCUSTS HAVE ENTERED SAUDIA ARABIA AND IRAN

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Both are Iraq's neighbors so this is something to keep an eye on.  What with the coronavirus and this, it mkes you think of the "end times".   http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html

 

Desert Locust situation update 10 February 2020

Desert Locust spread to Uganda and Tanzania

Breeding continues in the Horn of Africa, which will cause locusts to increase further in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya with new swarms forming in March and April. Consequently, there is an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the region.

In Kenya, numerous immature and mature swarms continue to move throughout northern and central areas. Mature swarms reached within 50 km of the Uganda border on 6 February and other mature swarms nearly reached the Tanzania border on the 7th. Widespread egg laying and hatching have started, and so far numerous dense early instar hopper bands are present in some central areas. Aerial and ground control operations are continuing.

On 9 February, there were reports that Desert Locust arrived in northeast Uganda near Amudat (0157N/3456E). Other reports indicated that Desert Locust had crossed the border into northern Tanzania close to Mt. Kilimanjaro, reaching Arusha and Mushi.

In Somalia, second to fourth instar hopper bands are present in the northeast near Garowe. Other infestations are likely to be present in the northwest, central and southern areas where breeding is expected to be in progress.

In Ethiopia, maturing swarms were present in eastern and southern areas and additional swarms moved into the Rift Valley from the south and the north. Egg-laying and hatching are likely to be underway but so far it has not been detected. Aerial and ground control operations continue in most areas.

Widespread hatching and band formation will occur in the coming weeks in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia. There remains a risk of a few small swarms appearing in northeast Uganda, southeast South Sudan and perhaps northern Tanzania in the coming days.

Elsewhere, above-normal breeding continues along both sides of the Red Sea coast where hopper groups, bands, adult groups and a few swarms are forming on the coastal plains. Swarms continue to appear in the highlands and interior of Yemen. Control operations are in progress in Sudan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and, to a limited extent, in Yemen.

In South-West Asia, a few residual summer-bred swarms appeared in northwest Pakistan and there were reports in locusts in the interior of Baluchistan near Kharan. Swarm breeding is on progress along parts of the southern coast of Iran.

 

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....... in April-2019, alarm bells began ringing when large swarms of desert locusts migrated across the Persian Gulf from Saudi Arabia into Iran in a search for more crops to decimate—a never in modern history recorded event Russian doctor-scientists attributed to the shocking amount of rainfall Saudi Arabia was hit with last year—most critical to note because this massive rain disrupted what is known as the quiet periods (known as recessions) of desert locusts who are usually restricted to the semi-arid and arid deserts of Africa, the Near East and South-West Asia that receive less than 200 millimeters (7.8 inches) of rain annually—an area of about 16 million square kilometers (nearly 10 million square miles), consisting of about 30 countries.

     

Upon emerging from their “recessions” when abundant rainfall awakens them, this report details, adult locust swarms can fly up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) a day with the wind—female locusts can lay 300 eggs within their lifetime while an adult insect can consume roughly its own weight in fresh food per day - about two grams every day—and a very small swarm eats the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people—which is, most certainly, not what the world is facing now, as just one unimaginable desert locust swarm sighted in northern Kenya was reportedly 2,400 square kilometers (1,491 square miles), that’s more than twice the size of Paris or New York—and within just one square kilometer of this massive swarm, sees it containing 40 to 80 million locust adults—and whose mass of hungry insects can cross continents and seas in search of food.

 

........ the window to contain this crisis is closing fast—as the world has only until the beginning of March to bring this infestation under control as that is when the rain and planting season begins—as these massive swarms are highly mobile; the terrain often difficult; the logistical challenges immense—but if left unchecked—and with expected additional rainsthese already historic locust swarm numbers could increase another 500 times by June. ........  http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index3127.htm

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6 hours ago, boosterbglee said:

I thought I was going to cash in before “end times!”


Me too....

I pray the new Prime Minister does well.
 

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9 hours ago, boosterbglee said:

I thought I was going to cash in before “end times!”

I know we are in the End Times  but I was hoping for some "Spend Times" soon

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55 minutes ago, keylime said:

I know we are in the End Times  but I was hoping for some "Spend Times" soon

 

Agreed!  But I can't help but wonder if something big may happen that prevents the RV.  We'll just have to see how much further the locusts travel up through Saudi Arabia and Iran and hope and pray that they die off before they make it to Iraq and before the rains start in the spring and they really proliferate. 

 

And then there's the coronavirus..... It's not covered much in our news but it is looking pretty likely that it is indeed a bioweapon and might actually kill off some 15% of the world's population.  More time is needed to gather statistics (and hopefully accurate ones since we know that China has been understating the real numbers - assuming they even have accurate numbers to begin with) so we wait and see here just like with the locusts.  In the meantime, I was disheartened to learn yesterday that right before the Wuhan quarantine went into affect, several million Chinese left and many returned to Africa.  They were just visiting China for the New Year holiday, but actually live and work in Africa (China is greatly expanding its presence there).  So it could be that Africa soon becomes the second largest hot spot for it.  For anyone who wants to keep up with coronavirus news and learn about how to defend yourself against it, I started a post under the Health section.

 

 

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11 hours ago, keylime said:

I know we are in the End Times  but I was hoping for some "Spend Times" soon

Since you are comparing the locusts to end times, that means we have to go to the book of Revelation, chapter 9. Although much of the Bible speaks of prophesy, this would be a great subject to share.

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On 2/13/2020 at 3:44 PM, KristiD said:
LOCUSTS HAVE ENTERED SAUDIA ARABIA AND IRAN


BUILD THAT WALL ! :o 

 

:D  :D  :D 

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On 2/13/2020 at 5:04 PM, wildeman said:

Firebomb the swarm, a few flame throwers should take care of them. Make em head to Iran.

I agree with @wildeman, let’s force them to Iran and them help them in getting rid of the swarm by nuking the locusts. 🤔

 

of course @DinarThug has an idea as well! 😂

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LOCUSTS HAVE ENTERED SAUDIA ARABIA AND IRAN

 

10 minutes ago, 8th ID said:

of course @DinarThug has an idea as well! 😂

 

Go Buy Some ‘Raid’ - AND BUILD THAT WALMART ! :o 

 

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:D  :D  :D 

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