Did you know that a billion sea creatures were just wiped out on the West Coast? And they did not die pleasantly. The historic "heat dome" that hit the Northwest like a freight train cooked them to death.
Needless to say, this is not normal. In fact, we have never seen anything like this before. Weather patterns all over the planet are going nuts, and this is having a devastating impact on many vulnerable ecosystems.
I knew that the recent heat wave was bad, but I did not know that it had caused this much destruction. According to NPR, it is estimated the record high temperatures along the West Coast killed at least 1 billion sea creatures.
It is hard for me to wrap my mind around a billion sudden deaths. Why isn't the corporate media making a much bigger deal about this? Can't they take a break from obsessing over the latest political scandals for a moment so that they can report on the things that really matter?
A billion deaths is an unimaginable loss, but professor Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia who studies the effects of climate change on coastal marine ecosystems, says the true death toll is probably even higher than that.
"I've been working in the Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years, and I have not seen anything like this here," he said. Harley compares a mussel trapped on the beach to "a toddler left in a car on a hot day." When the record heat came along, there was nothing the mussels could do.
"They are stuck there until the tide comes back in," Harley told the CBC. "They're at the mercy of the environment. And on Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the heat wave, it got so hot that there was nothing they could do."
The scene along the coast is nothing short of horrifying. Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping open as if they had been boiled. Sea stars were baked to death. Sockeye salmon swam sluggishly in an overheated Washington river, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas.
This is truly a disaster of biblical proportions.
According to Harley, when he surveys the immense carnage along the coastline it "feels like one of those post-apocalyptic movies."
Of course, we have witnessed a lot of bizarre plagues lately. Just last week, I wrote about how countless birds are suddenly dropping dead from a "mystery disease" in Washington D.C. and nine eastern states. Also last week I wrote about the millions of grasshoppers that are relentlessly eating crops in seven western states. Hordes of voracious grasshoppers are on a rampage, and some of the swarms are so large that they are being picked up on radar.
But don't worry.
We are being told that it is just a coincidence that so many bizarre things are happening all at once, while we are assured everything will go back to normal very soon.
You can believe that if you would like.
On top of everything else, now we are learning that "mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus" have been detected in six different states. Mosquito bites are annoying at best, and at worst can lead to illnesses like malaria, Zika virus and West Nile virus. New reports show at least six states are detecting mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus—and humans have contracted the disease in four of these places. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois and Iowa have confirmed cases in humans.
In New York, officials informed residents on July 2 that two groups of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus in Rockland County. No humans have been reported as contracting the disease in New York.
So let me get this straight. Mosquitoes are testing positive for West Nile virus as far east as New York and as far west as Arizona, and this is the first that we are hearing about this?
What is the corporate media doing? I just went to the front page of CNN, and I couldn't find a single story about this. But there were plenty of stories about how much they hate the things Trump has been saying lately.
West Nile virus is nothing to mess around with. If you get infected, it can result in serious illness or even death. Sadly, instead of keeping us informed, the corporate media would rather rehash old political controversies. Perhaps they think that is good for ratings, but the truth is it should make us sick to our stomachs.
A billion sea creatures have been wiped out, birds are suddenly dropping dead in vast numbers, millions of grasshoppers are eating our crops, and now mosquitoes are spreading a deadly virus all over the country. But if you rely on corporate media outlets for your news, you might not be aware any of these things have happened.
This is just one reason why independent news sources are needed more than ever, and I am thankful for the faithful readers who have supported my work all these years.
Michael Snyder has written a new book titled Lost Prophecies of the Future Of America now available on Amazon.com. Snyder has published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles he publishes on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. You can follow him on social media on Facebook and Twitter. During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is his goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as he possibly can.
Read articles like this one and other Spirit-led content in our new platform, CHARISMA PLUS.
To contact us or to submit an article, click here.
Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!
- Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
- Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
- God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
- Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
- HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!
Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details