Moses said to Pharaoh, “Let my people go…..If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow.”
Locusts are a problem today. One which few in our country are aware. It has to do with climate change.
First however a brief review of Trump’s position re climate change.
He is in Davos, Switzerland. A world economic meeting. The chief concern of the group not money directly this year. It is concerns climate change. Most of those attending believe climate change is a reality and has already begun destroying the earth.
Trump does not believe in climate change. This morning in Davos, he decried the “climate prophets of doom.” He called for a rejection of the “predators of an apocalypse.”
Michael Snyder is a well respected blogger. The blog he published yesterday is titled: “A Plague of Locusts, Earthquakes In Diverse Places, and Weather That has Gone Completely Nuts.”
His article concerned itself solely with what has occurred because of climate change this year. That means from January 1, 2020. All of 3 weeks.
Weird happenings all over the world.
Massive amounts of locusts, for example. Millions. Voraciously eating crops in Asia, Africa and India.
Each square kilometer of locusts in a swarm can eat as much in a day as 35,000 people. Such creates an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods.
Earthquakes, also. In strange places.
Kansas had a 4.5 one. Last year for a 5 day period in August, 17 earthquakes occurred in the same area.
Papua has experienced a 6.0 earthquake.
China a 6.0 also, followed by 3 additional earthquakes in a 47 hour period.
The Philippines 466 ranging between 1.0 and 4.0.
Puerto Rico has suffered from a 1,000 in recent weeks.
Weather temperatures. Unusual. Crazy.
Certain Canadian provinces are experiencing temperatures colder than Mars, Siberia, and Greenland.
St. John’s, Newfoundland had a blizzard with winds of 98 miles per hour. Dumped 30 inches of snow on St. John’s.
Note again that which has been described has occurred since the first of the year.
Snyder wrote, “On an almost daily basis” we are seeing “natural disasters unlike anything before.” He follows it up with : It “is just the beginning.”
We are entering into uncharted territory. With a President who neither recognizes nor understands the problem.
An interesting phenomena is occurring. Involved with a change in climate. However not connected with climate change as we commonly reference it.
Florida temperatures in recent days have fallen dramatically. My heat is still on. Today’s high will be 66. The low tonight 62.
A strong ocean breeze is accompanying the drop in temperature. Biting.
It is raining. Not violets. Iguanas. We are experiencing nights of the falling iguanas. Odd for South Florida.
Most iguanas spend considerable time in trees. The cold is stunning the iguanas causing them to become unconscious and fall from the trees.
They lie on the ground and look dead.
Not dead, however. Once it warms up, they will be “reconstituted.” Too bad. They should die. They have become a serious problem for a number of reasons. Florida is finally paying attention and working on how to eliminate them.
Might be too late. Too many may already be here.
Two biggies tonight.
First, Aqua Idol at Aqua. Lynn Frechette’s annual fundraiser for the Waterfront Playhouse. A 16 week event. Every wednesday night.
Great singers competing! All in a half hour. From 6:30-8:00. I recommend you arrive early. Seats quickly gone. You may have to stand.
The other event is Syracuse/Notre Dame. Will Syracuse be able to continue its winning streak?
I close with a representation made earlier this morning by Trump at the Davos meeting.
A lie in the making.
I doubt as many Americans will believe him as did the last time.
Trump announced he is planning a middle class tax cut. Sound familiar? One was promised during the 2016 campaign. He finally provided it. Benefited the top 10 percent. Forgot everyone else.
Read specifically what Trump said this morning. He claims the tax cut will go into effect IF he is reelected President and the Republicans control Congress.
He refused to offer any further details. Said he would in 90 days.
He did say the tax cut would be “fairly substantial.”
Some will not permit themselves to be fooled again. They were the first time. They have learned. Their votes will go Democratic in 2020.
Enjoy your day!