Swarm Of 30 Million Locusts Consumes Egypt

This certainly looks like the end of the world. The last time a swarm of a similar magnitude occurred was 2004, causing massive crop damage across the country. The prevalence of locust mega-outbreaks is expected to increase with global warming:

In Cairo, residents burned tires to create a black fog to keep the locusts from settling in the city. Swarms were also reported to have reached Egypt’s Red Sea city of Zafarana, some 200 kilometers (124 miles) from Cairo. The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture issued a statement saying it had set up task forces to deal with the locust plague.

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22 Responses to Swarm Of 30 Million Locusts Consumes Egypt

  1. Matt Staggs March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    LET MY PEOPLE GO….

  2. Matt Staggs March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    LET MY PEOPLE GO….

  3. wfzlsster March 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

  4. wfzlsster March 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

    • Anarchy Pony March 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Does it hurt to be so ignorant?

    • Anarchy Pony March 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

      Does it hurt to be so ignorant?

      • Calypso_1 March 8, 2013 at 12:50 am #

        Only to those whom it is readily apparent.

        • Anarchy Pony March 8, 2013 at 2:36 am #

          OH GOD, THE PAIN!

  5. wfzlsster March 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    And like everything else that happens in the world, let’s link it to global warming in some way. Nonsense.

  6. BuzzCoastin March 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    they’re actually:

    mini-drones
    Israeli GMOed hoppers
    or in Thailand, lunch

  7. BuzzCoastin March 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    they’re actually:

    mini-drones
    Israeli GMOed hoppers
    or in Thailand, lunch

  8. Zach Martin March 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    “This video is private.”

  9. Zach Martin March 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    “This video is private.”

    • Ittabena March 8, 2013 at 3:29 am #

      The A.D.L. strikes again. No surprise on this one though, if you think about it. They probably wanted to stop this thing before videos of guys whacking rocks with sticks started popping up

  10. Dixie March 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    That’s crazy. Everything that’s going on their trying to find some logic about it. There is nothing logical about all the things going on, just Biblical!

    • Calypso_1 March 8, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      Not biblical; entomological.

    • Calypso_1 March 8, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      Not biblical; entomological.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do March 9, 2013 at 9:11 am #

        Insect warfare.

  11. Ittabena March 8, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Do you ever try to predict what the comments on a story will be before you look. It’s become kind of a parlor game in my house. (Chuckle)

  12. Sir Legendhead March 8, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I looked at this just before scanning another article which mentions how “the feminine typically reigns supreme in that micro-verse”, regarding insect sexuality. Pretty obvious what happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpO9jMPz4M

  13. Sir Legendhead March 8, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I looked at this just before scanning another article which mentions how “the feminine typically reigns supreme in that micro-verse”, regarding insect sexuality. Pretty obvious what happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKpO9jMPz4M

  14. amerikagulag March 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    The original article says this happens every year. So it’s not really news. And it’s certainly nothing to do the the Book of Fables. (biblical)

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