News and Prophecy

More Heatwaves and Fires

  1. 06th August 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

In recent days, multiple parts of the globe have experienced searing temperatures and devastating fires. Currently, deadly fires have claimed lives, destroyed homes and scorched thousands of acres in California, western Canada, Greece, Sweden, the Netherlands and Britain, and heat is even searing Finnish Lapland above the Arctic Circle.

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The Growing AIDS Crisis

  1. 03rd August 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Contrary to popular belief, the AIDS crisis is still with us. The media seems “comfortable” with the epidemic and thus has paid it little attention over the last decade. In 2016, the most recent year with complete global AIDS statistics, nearly 37 million people were living with AIDS and nearly two million new cases were contracted each year (AIDS.gov).

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Powerful STDs Strike Back—in Britain

  1. 30th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Like many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in their early state, Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) usually has no symptoms. This means an infected person can unknowingly transmit his or her disease to other sexual partners (BBC, July 11, 2018). The disease causes pain, fever, and bleeding, and even leads to infertility. Medical professionals are watching this...

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Crushing Inflation in Venezuela

  1. 27th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Earlier this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted a 13,000 percent annualized inflation rate in Venezuela (Washington Post, July 24, 2018), yet its recent revision makes its earlier prediction seem miniscule.

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Eels Get High in Britain!

  1. 23rd July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

New research shows “cocaine flushed into rivers is making critically endangered eels ‘hyperactive’ and threatening their survival” (The Independent, June 20, 2018). The human body does not metabolize all drugs it ingests.

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Who Will Follow Angela Merkel?

  1. 20th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

For nearly 13 years, Angela Merkel has been the Chancellor of Germany. She has been called the “most powerful woman in Europe” and “the most powerful woman in the world” (Forbes, November 1, 2017). The Chancellor has been deeply involved in the great “European Experiment” we know as the EU, and she is involved in the “Brexit” process as the UK becomes the first...

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Australia Culls Herds to Cope with Drought!

  1. 16th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

a dry cracking shape of Australian continent overlaid with a cow skull Southeast Australia has experienced drought-like conditions for years. Yet, worsening conditions are now forcing ranchers to cull their herds because it is becoming too expensive to feed them (The Guardian, June 9, 2018). As usable pasture land shrinks, one rancher observed, “We’re killing a cow and a calf at this late stage of pregnancy.

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Religious Discrimination in Europe

  1. 13th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

shadow of pope overlooking Europe. Forbidden circles over islam and jewish symbolism “Times are getting more difficult for members of minority religions across Europe as nationalism, security fears and anti-immigrant movements gain ground” (Double Helix, June 27, 2018). Harassment is “aimed mostly at Muslims and Jews, although other faiths—including some Christian groups in a few places—also faced discrimination.” Nations like Belgium, Denmark,...

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Towns “Falling Apart” in South Africa

  1. 09th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to the Co-operative Governance Ministry of South Africa, “More than 60 percent of the 257 municipalities are categorized as dysfunctional or almost dysfunctional” (Bloomberg, June 14, 2018). A recent government report revealed that only 33 of the 257 municipalities received a clean audit last year—just 13 percent!

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India Is Drying Up!

  1. 06th July 2018
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Dry Cracked earth “India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history and around 600 million people face a severe water shortage” (The Independent, June 17, 2018). Roughly 200,000 people die in India every year due to lack of clean water, and 21 cities—including some of India’s largest—are expected to run out of water in just two years.

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