April 2010

Locust Swarms Invade South Australia

A video posted on the web this morning, April 22, show locust swarms attacking the crops of  farmers in the South Australian outback. When I saw this I thought: Keep this from Pat Robertson or he'll be making other half crazy statements about somebody, somewhere doing something or other and are to blame. Science be damned. The cause is that some of us just haven't been what we should have, and have been what shouldn't have. Please!

"Heavy rains that ended a long drought in north-eastern Australia has provided ideal breeding conditions for the bugs. Officials said the swarms that appeared in remote parts of Queensland had moved to more built-up New South Wales." (BBC)