posted by July 6 at 12:15 PMon
Posted by Sage Van Wing
Desert Locust swarms from Ethiopia and northern Somalia are expected to cross the Indian Ocean and could reach India and Pakistan in the next days, says the UN. Two recent tropical cyclones have caused heavy rainfall in Pakistan and western India that will create unusually favorable breeding conditions for locust (yikes!). The governments in India and Pakistan have been warned and they are mobilizing field teams, equipment and resources (what can these teams do? what equipment?).
A Desert Locust adult consumes roughly its own weight in fresh food per day—about two grams. An average swarm eats as much food in one day as about 2,500 people. This is where most of our cotton comes from, people! Buy your American Apparel now!