Pestilence Update

Minister warns of more fish deaths this week as temperatures rise. Video. 100 year old fish dying.

Luke 21:11 includes pestilence of animal life, marine life, plant life and insect life. Increasing stress, disease and death among bio-diversity.

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)

Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.

Minister warns of more fish deaths this week as temperatures rise. Video. 100 year old fish dying.

Government announces $5m recovery package for Murray-Darling and calls crisis meeting after up to 1m fish die at Menindee

Anne Davies. Sun 13 Jan 2019 16.50 ESTLast modified on Sun 13 Jan 2019 19.12 EST. The Guardian.

More fish kill events are expected in New South Wales’s inland rivers in coming days as temperatures rise in the state’s west followed by a forecast cool period, the agriculture minister, David Littleproud, has warned.

 ‘Bloody disgrace’: ‘100-year-old’ fish die in Darling River – video

https://youtu.be/bjJXKE8ws_c

The federal government has announced a $5m recovery package for the Murray-Darling after up to 1m fish died at Menindee, including 70-year-old Murray cod. The money will be used for cleanups and for fish restocking.

Littleproud has called a meeting of state and federal water ministers and the commonwealth environmental water manager to investigate what can be done to alleviate the crisis facing the river.

The events have raised serious questions about management of the river, after locals repeatedly warned that the low flows through the lower Darling were risking the health of the river and could have major environmental impacts.

They have accused the NSW government of deliberately draining the Menindee Lakes over the past two years and allowing greater extractions by irrigators upstream, leaving a 500km stretch of the river without regular flows.

Without regular flows, the warmer weather causes blue-green algal blooms, which are then killed by cooler weather, causing the oxygen to be removed from the water, killing fish.

The NSW government and the federal government have sought to portray the events as due solely to the drought.

“It is a devastating ecological event,” Scott Morrison said on Monday. “For those who live throughout the region, the sheer visual image of this is upsetting,” the prime minister said.

He said Littleproud would be convening the environmental water holders and the managers of the water, who work together under the bipartisan Murray-Darling Basin plan, to get to the bottom of the problems.

“There is $5m we want to put through that strategy to look at the native fish recovery plan. He is taking action with those that are responsible for it,” Morrison said.

But he also sheeted the blame home to the NSW government and its regional water minister, Niall Blair, whom he pointedly said “had responsibility for the water flows”.

“There is a drought and this is one of the consequences of that. My focus on drought has not shifted one inch,” Morrison said.

Blair described the Menindee fish kill as “unprecedented”, but has also warned that more will occur.

“It was caused by a perfect storm of events – severely low water flow, followed by algal blooms and then a sudden drop in temperature,” he said.

But the fish kill will also focus attention on the performance of the Murray-Darling Basin authority and whether the basin plan is working.

In June 2018 the authority said a key priority was to maintain flows between the northern and southern basin to maintain the basin’s health.

“The Barwon–Darling river system needs water to flow again so native fish can reach their natural habitat to feed, grow and breed,” it said.

The exact opposite has happened. Instead, water has ceased to flow several times in the lower Darling in the past two years, causing algal blooms.

A royal commission in South Australia has been inquiring into how the overall allocation of water for the environment was set. Virtually all the scientists who gave evidence said the figure of 2750GL was a political compromise, and a bare minimum or inadequate to deliver a healthy river.

There are now moves to achieve that target, not by removing water from agriculture but by implementing various projects to save water.

The basin plan also does not take account of climate change.

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