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Nature’s End—–update

In 1986 a much younger couple of guys put pen to paper and created a work of fiction that reads like fact.

“Here are the horrors–and the wonders– of a technology that is both destroying and advancing humanity.”

Nature’s End is an absorbing novel about the very near future. Best friends since childhood Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka unite in one voice to depict a world in which ecological crisis may lead to a true nature’s end. The solid scientific and technological underpinnings of the novel and the knowledge that, if presents trends continue every development in the book is possible. (They saw this happening 29 years ago)

I discovered this thought provoking portrayal of our future world in a secondhand bookstore. It gave itself to my attention by almost falling from the shelf as I was standing nearby, anxious to the need of an audience. In the book the authors pit the hero against the leader of “Depopulation International,” a master of psychological warfare, a man bent on depopulating earth to save it. The secret to mankind’s future has to do with the children and a place called Magic.

As I see it today, Strieber and Kunetka were on the right track, much like Striebers “Day After Tomorrow.” Our world is seriously changing, there is no room for argument. All the carbon taxing in the world is not going to clean up this mess, even after all the crap they spray into the atmosphere stops. (Chemtrails)It would appear that someone is bent on depopulation, wouldn’t you say?

This is what I see while driving in several counties of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, out west is even worse. Colorado lost their lodgepole pines to the pine worm a few years back, and now they burn. We here in the U.P.are in the early stages of deforestation. Might I suggest that you keep hard copy pictures of trees, flowers, and your garden etc. for your great grandchildren. Just a thought. In the mean time find and read a copy of “Nature’s End,” then go outdoors and grab some vitamin D3s.

Update—30-July_2015 Just received this alert from the Michigan DNR office:

Asian Longhorned Beetle–What makes ALB much more dangerous is that it feeds on a wide variety of tree species. Its first choice is maple, but it also will infest birch, elm, willow, buckeye, horse chestnut and other hardwoods. The damage caused by Asian longhorned beetles ultimately will destroy an infested tree.

Adult beetles are active in late summer to early fall. During that brief window, beetles may be seen and some of the telltale signs of infestation may be more noticeable. Female beetles chew oval depressions in which they lay eggs. When larvae hatch, they burrow deep into the heartwood of the tree where insecticides can’t reach, creating large chambers in the wood. The next summer, fully formed adult beetles emerge from trees by boring perfectly round, three-eighths-inch-diameter exit holes. Sometimes a material resembling wood shavings can be seen at or below these holes or coming from cracks in an infested tree’s bark. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed.

To date, there are no known infestations of Asian longhorned beetle in Michigan. However, the beetle has been found in areas of Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Ontario (Toronto).

See the article in it’s entirety at http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/111d745

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