Archive for October, 2011


Welcome Wendy Weathersbee: Earthend’s International Weatherwoman

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 20:09 PM
October 17, 2011

 Greetings international weather watchers.  Because whacky weather continues to spin out of control around the world, Sisters Jael and Rev. Repriestly asked me to join the Earth End staff as a full time weather reporter.  They are particularly chagrined at the appallingly lack of international weather reporting in national media in the United States.  Although I am terribly overloaded collecting weather data world-wide for overseas broadcasts,  I  accept this assignment and I am committed to bringing this site the unvarnished truth about what is going with violent weather upheavals around the world.

 Although it did hit worldwide news when Chili’s Puyehue volcano first erupted last June, few people are aware that it is still spewing ash, interrupting air flights in Chili and neighboring Argentina, Uruguay, and New Zealand and affecting tourists economies.  The Puyehue volcano had lay dormant for 50 years.

 The death toll from massive flooding in Thailand has now topped 300.  The floods destroyed thousands of homes, shut down over 900 businesses, including Honda and other Asian auto makers, and will cost over $ 3 billion in repairs.

 International blog sites Extinction Protocol and the Associated Press report that two vicious rain storms, falling over six days, have killed some 66 people, and left thousands homeless in Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica.  To protect the current Pan American Games, Mexico tends to downplay deaths and damages. 

 Aljazerra, other news services, as well as the U.S. Geological Service, report that a 6. 7 earthquake hit Papua New Guinea this week.  No information is available on tsunamis, deaths, injuries or property loss.  The tiny nation is part of an arc around the Pacific Rim, known as the Ring of Fire, where 90 percent of earthquakes worldwide occur.  However, geologists admit that this quake is a part of a troubling series of huge rattlings across the Ring of Fire in the last six weeks.

 As Global Warming rapidly melts glacier snows, it threatens water supplies in the Himalayan country of Bhutan.  King Jigme Singye Wangchuk hopes to preserve Bhutan by using its forest, which covers 70 percent of its land, to absorb carbon to protect its agricultural economy.  But there is no public plan on how to save the nation from a growing lack of water needed for its hydropower energy.

 Well, I’ll see you soon.  Remember me, Wendy Weathersbee, and remember what The LORD Jesus said in Matthew 16: 3, that it is more important to discern the signs of the times, than it is to gauge day to day weather.  But beloved what we are seeing in this age of Global Warming is far from ordinary weather.  If we consult Bible prophecies, we can see that what is happening around the world today are signs that Planet Earth seems angry and impatient.  She may well be coming apart.  These are indeed signs of the times to prayerfully consider.

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Florida Has More Invasive Species Than Any Other Place On Earth

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 16:21 PM
October 14, 2011

 Here we go again.  Nothing has changed.  I ask again is anyone listening?  For two years, we have reported that very dangerous species––i.e. tigers, chimpanzees, wild boars, pythons, etc.––are invading Florida wilds, and it has only gotten worse.  Now non-native plants, animals, fish and insects have escaped and reproduced there to the point that it is now known as having more invasive species than any other place on earth.  And, state government still does little about it.

 Environmental News Service reveals that 12 Florida scientists, led by Kenneth Krysko at the University of Florida, issued a report showing that over more than a century, 137 non-native amphibian and reptile species have taken up roots in the state, none have been eradicated, and at least one quarter of those can be traced to just one animal importer. 

 But as yet no one has gone to jail, because weak laws protect guilty parties by insisting they have to be caught while releasing these animals into the wild!  Researchers and agencies are begging lawmakers to legislate enforceable laws.

 These invasions, as well as human negligence and real estate development, now mean that native animals––such as the:  American alligator and American crocodile, Florida Manatee, Southern bald eagle, Wood storks, and the famous Florida Panthers (the animal, not the sports team)––are in danger of extinction.

 Moreover, Science Daily explains that Burmese pythons are eating so many of Florida’s native birds, they are driving many native avian species to extinction.  Carla Dove, ornithologist at the Smithsonian’s Feather Identification Lab in the National Museum of Natural History, insists “the python is able to thrive here partly because it has no natural predator to keep its numbers in check.”

 She adds, “The python’s high reproductive rate, longevity, ability to consume large prey and consumption of bird species are causes for serious conservation and control measures.”  So good bye to Florida’s native birds.

 Moreover, in an Environmental Report, Florida Power and Light claims, that although the state claims to spend some $ 100 million a year to control exotic plant, animal and insect intrusions, “Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida’s remaining natural areas have been invaded by exotic plant species.”
 
 As I said before, over the years this site has more than proven that these “illegal animal occupants” greatly endanger this country.  Pythons are slithering out of Florida into other states, and will eventually cover one third of the country.  Undoubtedly, the Bible prophecies in Proverbs 29: 1 applies to governmental agencies that refuse to protect the population:  “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”  I ask again: please pray for state and national governments, that they wake up in time!

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Walrus Whacks: No Ice, No Food, Crowded Space On Land

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 16:24 PM
October 13, 2011

 Another sign of Nature Out of Whack:  Hungry, Homeless Walruses.   And ultimately the fault again is Global Warming.  Because of warmer weather, sea ice melts too early, taking away icy berths of rest for the animals.  And that same unusual weather also stops the tundra from icing for fall and winter.

 According to Kim Murphy of the Los Angeles Times, “Scientists have unveiled new video documentation of what they say is another stunning effect of the world’s steadily warming oceans: the unusual haul-out of as many as 20,000 walruses off the coast of Alaska.”

 Some of those 20,000 walruses have slinked into the tiny Native American village of Inupiat on the North Slope of Alaska.  While trying to nap as often as possible, some of the animals forage for the few clams, mollusks and other sea food near the shore, but others either dive deeper in the search, and braver ones swim even 40 miles out, trying to satisfy hunger for themselves and their young.

 Writing for local NBC News in Alaska, Lee Cowan reports:  “The tundra is usually already frozen by now––with snow on the ground and slush ice forming along the Chukchi Sea, but instead, children are playing in the lagoon barefoot, innocently oblivious to what it all may mean.”

 Wildlife biologist Anthony Fischbach told Cowan: “We suspect that this is going to cost the walrus more to make a living when they have to commute from a coastal resting spot out to the foraging grounds, than what it would cost them to simply roll off the ice and feed directly beneath them.”

 While the walruses may be trying to rest on shore, they are courting with the dangers of group stampedes.  Thus, officials at Inupiat and other villages form a protective ring around the animals.  They also try to keep ambient noises from airplanes, trucks, etc. away from the herds.  Hundreds of calves have been killed in past years by galloping stampedes.

 Wynne Parry, Senior LiveScience reporter, says:  “In recent years, walrus migrations have happened on an unprecedented scale with the animals coming ashore in greater numbers, in new places, and at times not seen before.  This year, the mass migration began three weeks earlier than last year.”

 Listen, I am going to ask Rev. Repriestly, and all the prayer groups for special prayer.  This is discouraging.  Jael has me and other correspondents writing about Global Warming changing season so fast that trees can’t shed leaves, melting arctic ice endangering these animals, flooding rains destroying homes and victims around the world, etc.  I wonder sometimes if anyone understands these warnings.  I know wholesale Christian Bibles tell me to be: “stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15: 58).”  But I still need prayer!

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Nature Out of Whack: Autumn Leaves Slow to Change Colors or Fall

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 16:30 PM
October 12, 2011

 Another result of Global Warming: green leaves in autumn still clinging to trees.  Scientists already know that Global Warming is causing spring to arrive earlier, and fall to last longer than normal, in Europe and Japan.  Now they are researching the same for the United States.  Warmer weather, lasting sunlight and fluctuating soil conditions have combined to forestall the autumn season. 

 David Sharp’s article for the Associated Press, “Scientists Seek to Document Later Fall Colors,” stunned the internet world this week.  He quotes Richard Primack from the biology department of Boston University, “The fall foliage is going to get pushed back.”  And other researchers say the reason is a mystery.

 Primack and climate scientists are examining the phenology of nature changes.  Wikipedia explains that “Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and inter-annual variations in climate.”
 
 Nature has a timing mechanism.  Farmers once depended upon Almanacs to determine the times of planting and reaping seasons.  Now scientists are trying to determine the effects of what happens when that timing mechanism is out of whack.  Sharp quotes a startling discovery from ecologist Jake Weltzin, executive director of the National Phenology Network in Arizona and contributor to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS):  “Fall is still an enigma.” 

 Whether they are using data from space gathered by USGS, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or the ground information collected by hundreds of volunteers now enlisted by and reporting to various scientific organizations, such as the National Phenology Network––scientists are not ready to determine whether the late falling of autumn leaves bodes ill climate change messages for agriculture and the economy.

 Tom Hindman documents in “Is Climate Change Affecting Fall Foliage?” that leaves are slow to change colors and fall in Eastern states such as Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Virginia.

 Questions remain:  1) How do these changes affect other life on earth; 2) Do they result from human-caused Global Warming; 3) How will they determine the fate of mankind; 4) Is nature sending man a message or is God sending one?

 In Bible prophecies, Daniel cries:  “Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: . . . (2: 20 – 21).”  Daniel lived through the decline and fall of three kingdoms.  He understood and respected the power of God.  And he prayed to God for answers about things happening in those kingdoms.  It is way past time for Christians today to do the same!

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Diseases, Protests, ‘Nuc’ Export, Animal Invasions, Autumn ALL NEWS

posted by Newspaper Boys @ 19:46 PM
October 11, 2011

 Hurry!  Hurry!  Hurry! Get the latest and best coverage of urgent news here at Earthend-Newbeginning.  Our writers pull no punches, and live under no earthly controls.  We report the news about survival of all live on earth.  For instance:

 Editor-in-chief, Jael Ever asked Sarah Newsworthy to write a series, “Nature Out of Whack,” covering trees that refuse to shed their leaves even in mid-October, walruses invading Alaska because their regular sea homes have melted away, and Florida’s “honor” of having more invasive species than any other place on earth. Meanwhile, Sarah still keeps an eye on flood repair progress on the East Coast.

 Of course, Ally Feermeo is keeping her eye on the dangers of nuclear power in the United States. But now Jael asked her to explore Japan’s new nuclear plan.  Since Japanese citizens will not tolerate any more nuclear power, the huge corporations that built those plants––that in fact failed the tests of earthquakes and tsunamis––now plans to export their nuclear power “skills” to other countries.

 We became an international news carriers association so we could help our reporters gather news around the world.  When our new members told us about a cholera outbreak in the Central African Republic, we let Maleekie Ambularie know. She was working on a story about the rise of new smallpox and polio cases in several countries.  But when she looked into the cholera cases, she found that this disease was up throughout Africa. So look for her report on our blog site soon.
 
 But wait.  Don’t Go!  We are still on our front page! Jael pulled Ida B. Wells, IV, off her research about urban  violence, and sent her among Occupy Wall Street protesters.  Ida has reams of interview statements from those marching in various cities around the country.  Make sure you don’t miss these vital interesting reports.

 And John, Jude and the gang are still working to get more food for starving families in Somalia.  We turned all the coins we had collected over to them.  They have also written politicians in Washington to get more funds going over there.  They are also expanding their work on money-saving ideas for winter.

 Also important for winter savings and safety, Jael is still working on ownership of utility companies in this country. She is looking into new record earthquakes in the Canary Islands––something not reported in regular media.  And she keeps in touch with all of our different groups to make sure we are on our toes. 

 Us kids still take correspondence courses from Rev. Repriestly.  She sends internet lessons to us and our news carriers overseas.  Her members of the International Association of Truth Telling Women Journalists brought all of us a great Jesus design wholesale Christian sweatshirt to wear this fall and winter.  Remember Brother Paul tells us “Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Colossians 3: 17). So that’s our motto!  We hope you make it yours too!

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Turning A Blind Eye as A Nation and Its Culture Wash Away

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:26 PM
October 10, 2011

 While the Western world, and particularly the U.S. media, is not watching, three-quarters of Thailand is in danger of record-breaking monsoon floods washing much of that nation away.  The floods have killed over 300 people and some 2.6 million in 10, 130 villages have been displaced.
 
 In Cambodia, another 100 victims are washed away and 2 million more are affected.  Vietnam and Laos are also severely suffering.  Typhoon Nalgae that hit the Philippines a few days ago, contributes to these heavier than ever rains.

 Thailand’s prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, sent distress signals to the world that, in addition to near-complete destruction of the ancient temple in Ayutthaya, the nation’s capital of Bangkok is also overwhelmed.  Her government is now evacuating thousands of people from parts of that capital city.

 Some 760,00 homes, as well as factories, and, according to Lindsay Murdoch of smh.com.au, “businesses estimated at billions of dollars” will be flooded.  Over 200 roads in the area are damaged, including the Asian Highway.

 The nation’s armed forces are moving citizens to military bases and the airport, and piling sandbags along rivers  and canals.  In addition to manipulating dams, installing pumps, and dredging canals, officials have 1,000 boats trying to push flood waters quickly out to sea––before the huge sea surge hits in a few days. 

 According to The Extinction Protocol, Smith Dharmasaroja, head of Thailand’s Natural Disaster Warning Foundation, says “The problem is water management.  We kept too much water in the dams early in the rainy season, and now at the end of the season, they have to release a large amount of water at the same time, which has caused floods.”

 Ayutthaya sits in a valley of the Chao Phraya River.  The city, with gigantic monasteries in towers filled with ancient relics, is the center of the nation’s Buddhist religion, to which 94.6 percent of its citizens adhere.  Now that valley with water overflowing two meters high has caused hundreds of worshipping monks, as well as hospital patients, to flee these national religious sites.

 Old Testament believers would have taken note when religious or cultural sites, such as Ayutthaya and the Washington Monument, are damaged by natural or unknown phenomenon.  In 1 Samuel 5, when enemies put the ark of God in the temple of the idol Dagon, “when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of The LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.”  Modern man, of course, would not coordinate such incidents.  But Bible prophecies, such as this, are written as a message to Christians.  It is up to them to decide whether to take heed or not!

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Good News Friday: Advances in Bio-Fuels, Other Renewable Energy

posted by Jael Ever @ 19:10 PM
October 7, 2011

 It may not be the usual exciting topic for this blog, but readers do need to hear the Good News that the U.S. government is swiftly moving to advance bio-fuel production.  The Department of Agriculture announced this week that it is awarding some $ 80 million in order to expand this nation’s biofuels industry.  Environmental News Service (ENS) says that these grants will go to 163 energy producers in 41 states.

 Essentially bio-fuels are produced from either renewable resources such as plant biomass, vegetable oils, other fats, restaurant and agricultural residue, and treated waste from residential, municipal or industrial sources––all from sources not taken from food products.  Thus, new grants are not for ethanol-corn sources.

 The largest award of $ 9.94 million goes to Lake Erie Biofuels which promises to use its proprietary blending  technology for the least costly “biodiesel from vegetable oils, animal fats or a multi-feedstock blend.”

 Moreover, several million-plus dollar grants will go to companies––i.e. Smarter Fuel, Inc., Ag Processing, Inc., Environmental Energy Recycling Corporation, etc.––that will make biodiesel from discarded cooking oils, recycled from the food service industry.

 In addition, based on its own invention for special bio-fuel production, Ever Cat Fuels of Isanti, Minnesota, will receive $ 98,500 to offset the cost or producing some 880 gallons of biodiesel.  Next Ever Cat Fuels hopes to produce fuel from pennycress weeds that can be grown in even harsh soils.

 OTHER Good News:  Hundreds of energy specialists from the United States, Latin America and Europe will meet in Miami next month for the “Only Sustainable 2011 Conference.”  The goal of the three-day conference is to assess present sustainable energy projects in their countries and to project the growth of those projects in the coming years.  to be held November 7th – 9th in downtown Miami at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.

 According to Javier P. Palencia, Director of Only Sustainable, this one of a kind event will also be a “vital meeting place for investors, banks, companies, scientists, governments and other actors within the renewable energy sector.”  Those wishing to attend should contact www.onlysustainable.org.

 Ignoring naysayers who think that nothing can be done to overcome excessive energy costs, a few people are doing what they can to invent better energy systems.  Likewise, God’s Word instructs Christians to ignore negative obstacles and go forward with the message of Jesus Christ.  In Philippians 3: 14, St. Paul writes:  “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Whether in job, home or ministry, true Christians must start pressing  for God’s highest awards.  Now put that on a plus-size Christian sweatshirt!

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Now It’s Not Just Cantaloupes, But Lettuce Too! (Part 2)

posted by Jael Ever @ 19:49 PM
October 6, 2011

 (This blog is the second installment on “Discover Source of Deadly Bacteria in Fruit From a “Poisonous Tree!”)

 This just gets curiouser and curiouser and curiouser!  Now the dreaded listeria bacteria, cited here yesterday, is on romaine lettuce.  The True Leaf Farms of Salinas, California, and its shipper, Church Brothers, estimate they had shipped some 2,500 cartons of the bagged tainted lettuce to some 19 states and Alberta, Canada, before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)––which found the germ during a haphazard inspection of one two-pound bag of lettuce––issued a recall.

 But wait!  This makes it better!  Only 90 cartons are on sale in grocery stores.  The rest  are in restaurants, cafeterias and “other institutions,” such as hospitals, prisons, nursing homes, etc.  And, eh, those places “were notified.”
To make things worse:  CBS News dutifully reports:  “Each year in the U.S., listeriosis sickens about 1,600 people and kills about 260.”

 Of course, it doesn’t matter that the lettuce was shipped around September 12 and 13, since listeria can survive for two months on its host food.  Thus, just as officials expect more than the 19 now dead and 90 sickened by listeria-filled cantaloupes––they know the same numbers can result from the tainted lettuce.

 And then again, responsibility for the 33,000 pounds of poisoned lettuce seems squishy as Bloomberg reports that “closely held Church Brothers, LLC” actually owns True Leaf Farms, and various reports put its headquarters in Oregon, California, Arizona or elsewhere.  Also, CBS News includes conflicting locations, such as Watsonville, and San Juan Baustista, California, as acreage locations where the sickening lettuce could have been grown.  In addition, the dangerous produce could have been shipped from at least six “cooling and shipping facilities.”

 The lettuce was shipped to Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont.

 So, as in the case of the listeria-laced cantaloupes, the question is:  at what point did the bacteria attach itself to the lettuce, at which farm or shipping facility? And a bigger question is what is FDA doing to find out?  Are there only random inspections?  How often are farms, trucks, storage and shipping checked for manure and other sources of listeria?  Or does this government organization just accept the statistic of 260 Americans killed by this nefarious bacteria?  Why can’t the richest country on earth keep its food healthy?

 Surely some of these farmers, business owners and government workers claim to be Christians.  Do they know the commandment in wholesale Christian Bibles:  “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Colossians 3: 23).  If so, they own Americans much safer food to eat!

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Discover Source of Deadly Bacteria in Fruit From a “Poisonous Tree!”

posted by Jael Ever @ 17:51 PM
October 5, 2011

While, main stream media has carried several stories on the bacteria-poisoned cantaloupes shipped from Colorado to 19 other states, they seldom mention the source of the bacteria, or steps not taken to cleanse the deadly germ. So far, it is known that 19 people have been killed from eating the fruit ladened with bacteria called listeria, and some 90 others have been sickened. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that cases would surely increase because this unusual bacteria has such a long incubation period.

As it produces an illness known as listeriosis, this dangerous germ attacks the elderly, those with weakened immune systems and pregnant women. It can cause diarrhea, fever, muscle aches and other flu-like symptoms. The cantaloupe outbreak comes from Jensen Farms in Colorado and is distributed by Frontier Produce or Sweet Rocky Fords, but not all of the fruit is labeled.

The Associated Press reveals that listeria is even more deadly than salmonella and E. coli, but it is not generally found in fruit: “Twenty-one people died in an outbreak of listeria poisoning in 1998 traced to contaminated hot dogs and possibly deli meats made by Bil Mar Foods, a subsidiary of Sara Lee Corp. Another large listeria outbreak in 1985 killed 52 people and was linked to Mexican-style soft cheese.” Robert Langreth of Bloomberg News is one of few to report where the listeria was found: “Lab tests have found listeria monocytogenes bacteria in equipment and cantaloupes at the packing facility in Granada, Colo.”

Only Wikipedia goes in-depth on the truly dangerous nature of such a germ:
“It is one of the most virulent foodborne pathogens, with 20 to 30 percent of clinical infections resulting in death. Responsible for approximately 2,500 illnesses and 500 deaths in the United States annually, listeriosis is the leading cause of death among foodborne bacterial pathogens, with fatality rates exceeding even Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum.” Wikipedia reports that listeria can result in meningitis, and that in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 41 illnesses and 18 deaths resulted from listeria “linked to the consumption of coleslaw containing cabbage that had been treated with L. monocytogenes-contaminated raw sheep manure.”

Questions: 1) Why is there no reporting on the source of the Colorado bacteria? 2) Why, unlike meat and poultry  producers, does the fruit industry have such unregulated standards of fertilization, cleansing and machinery; 3) Why does is this dangerous germ allowed go unchecked in this age of scientific farming?

After His resurrection, Jesus walked along the Emmaus Road unknown to two of his disciples until they recognized Him as He blessed the meal they shared (Luke 24: 1 – 31) . Through these Bible prophecies Christians know to pray over every meal. Now there must be prayer during shopping, and for more aggressive protection from agencies charged with protecting people from such a deadly germ.

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Monsoons Plus Last Year’s Flooding Strand Millions in Pakistan

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 10:57 AM
October 4, 2011

 By the end of last month, some 350 people have died, 1.3 million homes have been destroyed as a result of record-setting monsoons in Pakistan, and up to eight million people have been displaced.  Some 800,000 families are still living in tent cities as a result of record flooding last year, and now many of these displaced people have been flooded out of their temporary homes, only to be displaced again.

 Environmentalists make plain that Global Warming is the sole reason for such unprecedented rains that are as much as 270 percent above-normal for monsoon season.  And Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Chaudhry, Adviser Climate Affairs for that country, says that last month the rains were some 1,170 percent above normal.

 To make matters worse, some six million aces of land now sitting under water had already experienced severe drought conditions, having no rain for some 12 months.  Such alternating drought and flooding conditions are also afflicting populations in India and other countries neighboring Pakistan.

 Dr. Zafar Iqbal from Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority tells Environmental News Service that over 1.5 million people are looking to aid agencies to help them.  The United Nations has formed a Green Climate Fund to help poorer countries deal with impacts of climate change.

 Action Against Hunger Teams (ACF) tells the world:  “Rising flood waters have overwhelmed drainage systems and breached protection dykes to claim agricultural fields and residential areas alike, destroying homes, livelihoods, crops, and once-safe water sources, leaving communities exposed to a mix of industrial wastes and water-borne diseases in addition to water damage.”

 ACF reports that Pakistan has innumerable problems:  “Sanitation facilities are insufficient or insufficiently cleaned; Insufficient water storage facilities; No hygiene kits have been provided to prevent water borne diseases;  Widespread needs for distributions of food rations; Populations lack fuel for cooking; Shelter is generally insufficient, especially with more rain forecast; Questionable water quality among some water trucking efforts; Vegetable crops have been destroyed by standing water;  Income losses for daily wage earners with agricultural fields under water; Fish farming has been affected as fish pond walls have broken.”

 What is important for American readers in this report is that we also have thousands of families displaced by floods, drought-cased fires, and heavy rains.  Is this nation prepared for even more catastrophic weather coming again in just a few months?  Just to rebuild communities the way they use to be may not be enough. As Bible prophecies promise, without vision people perish (Proverbs 29: 18).  In addition to praying for Pakistan, Christians must pray that God gives our nation and its leaders both vision and  repentance.

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