The Silent Crisis Continues: Losing Butterflies, Bats, and Bees
(March 16) While it is unlikely that most people would notice their absence, it is almost certain that plants will—butterflies, such as these, help them reproduce. Monarch butterflies have taken a hit this year – this winter’s surviving population covers only about 7 acres (2.89 hectares), almost a third less than the area the butterflies covered in the 2010-2011 season. Scalding temperatures and extreme droughts affecting Texas and other parts of the United States in 2011 is taking a toll on the butterflies. Overall, monarch populations have declined significantly over the last two decades. (Source)
Early, springlike weather may be pleasant for humans, but the mild temperatures can have serious consequences for other organisms. The balmy weather can trick plants into thinking spring has actually arrived, so they begin to bud — only to be killed off by subsequent freezing weather. And when the plants die off, butterflies don’t have as much access to nectar, their required food source. Butterflies in the Rocky Mountains are likely taking a hit from climate change – Mormon fritillaries, dainty butterflies with gold, orange and brown-flecked wings, are dying off in Colorado’s Rockies because earlier snowmelts are killing off the wild flowers they feed on. (Source)
(March 14) A relentless disease causing white-nose syndrome that has killed nearly 7 million bats is now in Alabama, a cradle for millions of endangered gray bats. The fungus spreads from bat to bat and from cave to bat. The cold-craving disease was not expected to reach so far south and biologists are stunned. (Source) Biologists across the United States says that the bat population is declining rapidly and could become an endangered species. The mass die-off of bats in Kentucky would have serious implications for agriculture since the mammals help control populations of mosquitoes and insects that can damage crops and likely the most significant disease threat to wildlife Kentucky has ever seen. (Source)
(March 17) A newly published study draws a stronger link between mass die-offs of honeybees and an insecticide, known as neonicotinoids, widely used on corn. The study sheds more light on the worrisome phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder. (Source) Compelling new evidence from the US government’s top bee expert that modern pesticides may be a major cause of collapsing bee populations led to calls for the chemicals to be banned. More than 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90 per cent of the world’s food are pollinated by bees, and Albert Einstein once predicted that if bees died out, “man would have no more than four years to live.” (Source) In many countries there has been concern about a decline in honeybees. Starting from 2006, honeybees started dying in large numbers across the United States. Since then, one-third of honeybee hives disappear every year. (Source)
END TIMES TRUTH
There was a time when all things were in balance and no need of pesticides existed. Mankind traded one hindrance for another. In doing so they have poisoned this planet, but Yahweh has intervened to bring Her property back into harmony with Her will. Everything in nature serves as an example for people that search for the meaning of existence. As mundane and seemingly non-important an insects life seems to some of mankind, not a single living thing is without purpose in Father’s scheme of things. All exist to do Her will.
Mainstream media is not pay much attention to the mass animal die-offs taking place around the world. Some experts are saying that there is no cause for panic yet. When you read Chapter 8 in the Book of Revelation, you will notice that Yahweh speaks of “a third” repeatedly. Why do you think that is the prescribed amounts? Because one third of the angels originally fell from Heaven in rebellion and being cast down to the earth, known as the 1908 Tunguska Explosion.