Saturday, August 29, 2009

2012 & Asian Carp

In the early 70’s catfish farmers in Mississippi and Arkansas brought in the Asian Carp to help filter their ponds. The Floods of 1993 came and the rest is history. The Asian Carp has now spread and infested many river systems in the US and will soon enter the Great Lakes and Canada.

Asian carp are extremely problematic because of their rapid growth rate. They soon get too large for any predators and go relatively unchecked eating half their body weight in a given day. Because they are filter feeders they attack the food chain from the bottom meaning that they consume the plankton and small fish which are the food of the larger fish. The end result is the destruction of river ecosystems wherever they go.

So how does the Asian Carp relate to 2012 and the Apocalypse. Well let us first think about man. The world population will soon reach 7 billion probably sometime before 2012. Similar to the Asian Carp, man has no predators and he destroys ecosystems wherever they go. Mankind is also gluttonous and greedy.

Man is to the world what the Asian Carp is to the river systems of America. This is just another thing to think about as we approach December 21, 2012.

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Special Thanks to Bassman

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