(Oct 13) One of the world’s leading environmentalists issued a warning that the global food supply system could collapse at any point, leaving hundreds of millions more people hungry, sparking widespread riots and bringing down governments.
“We are beginning a new chapter. We will see food unrest in many more places. Armed aggression is no longer the principal threat to our future. The overriding threats to this century are climate change, population growth, spreading water shortages and rising food prices.”
Record heatwaves and droughts in the US and other major food-exporting countries had hit harvests badly and could trigger a major hunger crisis in 2013 because world grain reserves are so dangerously low – the lowest level since 1974.
In the last 10 years prices have doubled as demand for food has increased with a rapidly growing world population and millions have switched to animal-based diets, which require more grain and land. UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say it’s unlikely the prices will normalize anytime soon. Even if things do not boil over this year, by next summer many more will be exposed to the effects of anything that hurts production.
“An unprecedented period of world food security has come to an end. The world has lost its safety cushions and is living from year to year. This is the new politics of food scarcity. We are moving into a new food era, one in which it is every country for itself.”
The ever greater number of weather-related crises suggests strongly that climate change is beginning to bite and that the heatwaves, droughts and excessive rainfall around the world in the last few years have not been a blip, but a new reality. Every 1C above the optimum in the growing season equates to roughly a 10% decline in grain yields. Simply put, rising earth’s temperature is devastating food supplies.
What about water scarcity? Water resources are being depleted at record rates and yet not a single country has mobilized to reduce water use.
Revelation 6:5-8 (HCSB) The Third Seal 5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!”And I looked, and there was a black horse. The horseman on it had a set of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius—but do not harm the olive oil and the wine.”
A whole day’s work for a little wheat or barley? It may be difficult for us to imagine food being so expensive in the near future but that’s also what the expert is predicting. We’ve warned about these things for a few years now.
“Food will become more valuable than oil. Climate change is about to become dramatic as the polar ice is being melted… the World Food Bank is almost depleted, and there will be no relief in re-building the needed staples. The worst is yet to come, and is non-preventable by man; the most this dying generation can do is to ration what little will be available. Food and sanitary water will become more valuable than gold or silver and will be reserved for those of the elite evil class.”
Ezekiel 7:19 “They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will seem like something filthy. Their silver and gold will be unable to save them in the day of the LORD’s wrath. They will not satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs, for these were the stumbling blocks that brought about their iniquity.”
We’re used to thinking that the rich aren’t like the regular folks because they are recession-proof. Can you imagine there will come a time when the rich will find a pound of gold not worth an ounce of bread?
Isaiah 5:10 “For a ten-acre vineyard will yield only six gallons, and 10 bushels of seed will yield only [one] bushel.”
We used to say “there will be the time when…” and that time has come – less produce is forthcoming from the earth; massive crop failures will soon lead to starvation and contaminated fresh water will cause diseases to become rampant. In the nations that are already starving, millions will perish.Famine is a reality for millions, and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 800 million people go hungry each day, and malnutrition in children contributes to over half of child deaths.
(Oct 11) As climate change continues to “load the dice” and increase the frequency of heat waves, drought and wildfires across our country, Americans need to prepare and plan for these extreme weather patterns. Yesterday, NRDC and National Wildfire Federation called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to mandate states to consider climate change when they create their natural disaster mitigation plans.
In 2011, America experienced 14 disastrous weather events that created over a billion dollars in damages each—an all-time record. Taken together, extreme events cost our country at least $55 billion in 2011. This year has delivered another round of extreme events, from record-breaking heat waves to freak storms and devastating wildfires. The cost of the drought alone could rise to $77 billion. (Source)
The climate is in a state of flux – it is no longer reliable and there is no normal anymore. And the situation is not temporary. Many who laugh and scoff at end times prophecies keep saying that the world will go on – one generation passing over and another taking its place. Well, what kind of world would that be? It will be one plagued by food and water crises along with worsening weather -climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like drought, heat waves, downpours, and intense storms.
Members of the elite class know the future is bleak – they have come to realize Mother nature is going to continue to take an heavy toll upon mankind and this planet. Resources are limited and population growth is out of control – the world’s population is already 7 billion plus! They know that a breakdown is inevitable and they have plans – population control is one of them. In other words, this world will continue its legacy of centuries of conflict and exploitation as it descends into chaos and become an environmental wasteland. That is why many will welcome the anti-Christ, hoping he will bring solutions to the world’s most intractable problems. He gives them hope that humanity will come together, save the planet and build a unified society of peace and harmony.