Our Dying Planet
We have reached a stage now is this earth's history where everything is dying. Our planet is groaning and aching under the burden of sin. The oceans and the air are polluted, and man, in his quest for power and wealth is destroying this world like never before in history. And if you read Revelation 11:18, you will see what God is going to do to those who destroy His beautiful creation.
NOTE: → Deepening Honey Bee crisis as evidence shows a dramatic increase in die offs .. up to 50 percent of Bees are dying now creating worry over food supply (2013). Link
NOTE: → Around 10 MILLION Bee Hives have been lost since 2006 with massive decreases every year. In 1947 the U.S had 6 million Bee colonies. Today that's down to 2.5 million! Link
NOTE: → (During the Past 7 years) A die-off of 6.7 million bats has occured in America due to the "white-nose syndrome" ... Causing a 90% fall in bat populations. (Which has caused a "Potential Extinction" Event!) Link and here
Now why are these mass deaths of Bees and Bats a concern for the world? Because Honey Bees don't just make honey. They also do the vital job of pollinating the majority of the flowering crops we have, from which we get much of our fruits, vegetables and nuts ... including Beans, Soybean, Broccoli, Sprouts, Carrots, Cucumber, Onion, Parsnip, Squash, Tomato, Almonds, Cashew, Apple, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cacao, Coffee, Grapes, Kiwi, Mango, Pear, Raspberry, Alfalfa, Sesame, Sunflower ... Just to name a few. A major part of the human diet comes from insect-pollinated plants. See this document for a more complete list and much more information about pollination.
And what about the bats? Well, not only do they help in pollinating other foods we eat, like Bananas, Mangoes, Dates, Figs, Peaches, Cashews, Guava and Avocados. They also consume incredible amounts of insects that are agricultural pests. The millions of bats that have died due to disease over the past 6 years would have consumed HUNDREDS OF TONNES of insects (pests) in ONE YEAR. Add this to the struggling crops because of adverse weather and you will see the problem. BUT, this is just to show that we are living in the end times. Those of us who trust in and follow Christ Jesus need not worry, as our food will always be provided by our Great Saviour and Protector.
Researchers discover red tide is deadlier than first thought (Link). And what will the 2nd and 3rd plagues be? ... Revelation 16:3-4 ...'And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.' (Note: The plagues have not yet begun)
According to reports, Russia has dumped enormous amounts of radioactive waste and nuclear reactors into Arctic Sea and America has dumped millions of munitions into the sea ... This is an example of what man is doing to the oceans, apart from all the massive oil leaks into the seas.
Revelation 11:18 ...'And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.'
This is what God said to those who would destroy His creation. All throughout history, man could do little to the earth, apart from dig it with a shovel. But now in these last days, man is completely destroying God's creation through industry, war, over consumption, exploration, pollution, etc. And on this page, you will see the effect this has had on the world's creatures.