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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

This year has been a curious one for Karachi and its residents. One can say, as of yesterday, they may have seen everything. Swarms of locusts took over parts of the city on Monday for the first time in 60 years. The sudden sighting was enough to trigger some panic among residents given the ill omens locusts have historically been associated with.

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WTF.. Biblical much?

What idiot would now deny climate change... no wait... don't answer that....

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#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 12:15 AM | Reply

"On the upside, the insects themselves have provided something of food supply to locals. They catch them using gunny bags and cook them in various ways. Some residents boil and then dry them. Others fry them or use them to prepare curries of various types."

A World Wildlife Fund official suggested that the intense speed with which locust swarms have grown this year as a result of changes in climate patterns, particularly an increase in rain and a prolonged summer. He pointed out that the last time a locust swarm had been seen in Karachi was in 1960.

In a video message released in response to the sighting of locusts in Karachi, Sindh Agriculture Minister Ismail Rahoo advised residents to "make use of the opportunity to cook locust biryani or karhai."

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 12:17 AM | Reply

You already know the truth. It's a plague from Allah.

People dropping dead is next. God is pissed. you're totally ffooked because you filmed his wrath.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-11-12 01:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Mrs.MODER8 will save me.

Mrs.MODER8 will save us all... there is enough room....

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 02:23 AM | Reply

Must be breeding season and they're hungry.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-12 04:31 AM | Reply

Don't remember who... maybe Helium a few months ago.. asked how much Monsoon did I experience? I said it was a lot more than usual.

Because of the "Ten Billion Tree Tsunami" project, Pakistan's climate is returning back to the way it was at the beginning of the 20th Century. More trees = torrential monsoons = more crickets.

So the locusts just might be the new normal.

The Billion Tree Tsunami (completed in 2017)

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The Ten Billion Tree Tsunami (ongoing)

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#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 08:17 AM | Reply

So yes, trees DO protect against climate change.They DO have an effect.

Someone tell Orangutan.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 08:19 AM | Reply

Climate change is responsible for more heat. We are responsible for more rain (because of Tsunami tree project).

This is what I have been able to figure out so far.

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 08:21 AM | Reply

Tremain - Try actually washing your crotch with soap and water. I think you issue is just bad hygiene.

#9 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-12 09:09 AM | Reply

I think YOUR issue is that you are Hebrew and are now confined to a tiny part of the world called Isreal. LOL

No wonder you are always so pi%$*# at everything.

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#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-12 09:14 AM | Reply

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