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 woman 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
… 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, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.
Making waves: Female round-the-world crew to fight ocean plastic
By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation July 10, 2019
LONDON, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 300 women will join a round-the-world voyage launching in October to highlight the devastating impact of plastic pollution in the oceans and conduct scientific research into the escalating crisis.
Millions of tonnes of plastic – from food packaging to fashion fibres and fishing gear – enters the sea each year leading some marine experts to warn there could be more plastic than fish by 2050.
The two-year all-female voyage – organised by eXXpedition, a non-profit focusing on marine pollution – will collect samples from some of the planet’s most important and diverse marine environments to build a picture of the state of the seas.
The 38,000 nautical mile trip will take in the Arctic, the Galapagos Islands, the South Pacific islands and central ocean areas where plastic accumulates because of circulating currents.
“One of the things that still gets me is when you are 1,000 miles from the nearest human being and then you see a toothbrush float past,” mission director Emily Penn told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
She said 8 million tonnes of plastic ended up in the sea every year where it broke down into tiny fragments, the same size as plankton.
These particles, along with plastic microbeads used in toiletries and other household products, can be ingested by marine life, harming ecosystems and the food chain.
“There’s a misconception that there are islands of plastic out there that you can see, but it’s more like a soup. It’s fine fragments,” said Penn.
“If it was an island we could clean it up, pack it all on to a boat and solve it, but (because) it’s this soup … you really can’t extract it once it’s in there.”
Penn, who founded eXXpedition in 2014, said the solution was to “turn off the tap” on land and stop the plastic entering the sea in the first place.
The research will focus on working out what types of plastic are present and which industries they have come from in order to tailor solutions.
Scientists working closely with the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit will also research the impact of plastic on environmental, animal and human health.
Ten women from different disciplines and countries will join the 70-foot (21-metre) sailing boat S.V. TravelEdge for each stage of the 30-leg journey which leaves Britain on Oct. 7.
Participants include scientists, teachers, filmmakers, product designers, photographers and athletes among others.
They will stop en route to talk to schools and communities, record the type of waste washing up on beaches and conduct clean-ups.
“There’s not one silver bullet solution. We need to be working from every sector, from every angle,” Penn said.
“We need design of new materials, we need policy change, we need education, we need the arts to be shifting mindsets, we need engineers. The only way we are going to solve it is by all working together.”
Pestilence of water pollution
Pestilence of air pollution
Pestilence of Aquatic Life
Pestilence of Animal Life
Pestilence of Livestock
Pestilence of Crops and Agriculture
Pestilence of plants and bio-diversity
Pestilence of Earth’s Biodiversity
Pestilence of Land
Destruction of Rainforest
Destruction of Seas, Lakes, Rivers
Destruction of Earth’s Biodiversity
Categories: Pestilence Update