‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling.’

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OK, some birds fell out of the sky, some fish died. Does this signal the end of the world? I think not. Check out the link, “Mass bird deaths…”.
Natural phenomenon like these happen all the time. Until only recently we wouldn’t have heard about such things. The advent of modern cell phones has made the world a smaller place. What takes place on the other side of the world, is breaking news here in an instant.
If some birds dropped dead in your town twenty years ago, do you think it would make the national news?
As for the fish kill, get used to it. Our oceans are dying. We are in the middle of a mass extinction event, one that started at the time the glaciers were receding, and continues today. Extinction events don’t happen over night, even the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by several contributing catastrophes over a period of thousands of years. A massive impact, along with increased volcanism changed the planet’s atmosphere, thus severely limiting the survival odds of the most successful animals ever to walk the planet.
Do I think these avian fatalities are proof of the most recent extinction event? Probably not, I’m sure something more acceptable than stress caused by fireworks will be found to be the cause.
Now the fish thing: yes, I do believe this has something to do with an extinction event. There are rafts of garbage floating out in the Pacific ocean, as well as other bodies of water. Our fertilizers are draining into the oceans and are a major cause of algae blooms. Fish are delicate creatures; subtle changes inflict major damage. How long did your pet fish live when you were a kid? FLUUUSSSHHH.
Until we find another planet to call home number II, we’d better take care of this one. Peace to all Mankind.