Prophecy Sign: The convergence of signsThere have always been floods, droughts, heat waves and storms, but when the events begin to take place simultaneously around the globe with reports describing these events as unprecedented, once in a generation, never before seen, then you know we are living in unparalleled times. Just such a time as described by Jesus Christ when informing his disciples what the world would look like just prior to his return to earth.
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Luke & 25 NIV
Floods ongoing in
Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Gujarat and Rajasthan: 81 people dead, 8 million affected
The consequences of cyclone Komen are ongoing in parts of
Bengal, Odisha, Manipur, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Another round of heavy rains has severely affected already waterlogged areas, causing more floods and landslides. About 81 people lost their lives due to flood related incidents, and over 80 lakh (8 million) people were affected, up to August 2. As the low pressure area reached Gangetic West Bengal, heavy rains continue to sweep the affected areas. 12 districts and large areas of Kolkata, the capital of India have been submerged by flooding waters, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Iran Heat Wave Nearly Breaks World Record
On the same weekend in which it threatened to "annihilate" Israel following the nuclear deal it struck with global powers, Iran experienced a mind-boggling 164 degrees (73 Celsius) heat index reading last Friday, in what some might see as a warning by the Almighty Himself that all options are on the table. The heat index, also know as the "feels-like" temperature, combines air temperature and humidity to give an accurate reading as to how the human body perceives the relative temperature.
entered the current heat wave breaking on the Iran Middle East last Thursday, temperatures at the in southwest Manshahr Airport 's Bandar Mahshahr, home to over 100,000 people, hit 109 degrees (43 Celsius) with a dewpoint of 90 degrees (32 Celsius). Those figures compute out to an incredible 159 degrees (70 Celsius). But it got even hotter on Friday, with the Weather Channel reporting that the same site reached 114.8 degrees (46 Celsius) and a dew point of 89.6 degrees (32 Celsius), yielding an inhuman 164 degrees (73 Celsius). Iran
Massive sand storm swallows
Amman, flights diverted to Ben Gurion
The extreme heat felt throughout
Israel on Sunday is affecting the entire region as a whole, with one of the weather's hardest hit victims being Israel's neighbor to the east, Jordan. The strong winds whipping across the kingdom's desert plains caused massive sand storms, forcing changes in the country's air traffic patterns.
, state media said on Friday, broadcasting striking images of what they claim to be the worst locust invasion in years. Darkening southern Russia 's blue skies, a locust invasion is raging in sixteen districts of the southern region of Russia , forcing authorities to treat about 90 000 hectares of farmland with pesticides, regional officials said this week. Stavropol
Swarms of locusts threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southernSwarms of locusts are threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southern
'Gene drive': Scientists sound alarm over supercharged GM organisms which could spread in the wild and cause environmental disasters
A powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm among scientists who fear that it may be misused, accidentally or deliberately, and cause a health emergency or environmental disaster. The development of so-called “gene drive” technology promises to revolutionise medicine and agriculture because it can in theory stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as malaria and yellow fever, as well as eliminate crop pests and invasive species such as rats and cane toads.
However, scientists at the forefront of the development believe that in the wrong hands gene-drive technology poses a serious threat to the environment and human health if accidentally or deliberately released from a laboratory without adequate safeguards.
A popular salt lake in
Turkey recently turned a deep red color thanks to an enormous bloom of Dunaliella salinas algae. Saline Gola, the second-largest lake in lake Tuz Turkey, is slowly evaporating amid the summer heat, according to marine ecology research professor Dr. Christopher Gobler. "Because the lake is losing water, the salinity is getting higher and higher, which kills off a lot of the plankton that normally eat this red algae," Gobler told ABC News today. "So now, the algae is thriving and will probably red until the lake fully evaporates, probably next month during the peak of summer heat." Stony Brook University