Apocalypse Now?

Mass animal deaths around the world are prompting doomsday enthusiasts to claim the apocalypse is nigh.  So, is the world ending?  Here’s a report from news.com.au (it’s some Australian news site):

THE recent spate of mass animal deaths around the world is sparking conspiracy theories and doomsday predictions on the web.

From the US to New Zealand, from Britain to Brazil, bizarre cases of birds, fish and crabs turning up dead en mass have been reported in the past two weeks and no one seems to know why.

Not that it’s stopping residents of the internet from having a red hot go.

One example is from conspiracy theorists Joseph Watson and Alex Jones of prisonplanet.com who blame it on “the government”. According to the site authorities have “routinely engaged in secret testing of biological and electromagnetic weapons that have detrimentally impacted both humans and animals many times in the past.”

Others are blaming it on the New Madrid fault line in the southern US, although how this affects birds flying in the sky, we’re not too sure.

And let’s not even get started on the 2012 end of the world predictions.

Here at news.com.au we’ve sifted through the evidence and present some saner possible explanations so you can decide for yourself if this is the end of days, or just a freaky and gruesome coincidence.

If you want to read the explanation for the various animal deaths, read the report here. Personally, I’m more interested in the conspiracy theories.

UPDATE: Megyn Kelly interviewed physics professor Michio Kaku, who explained that these sort of things happen all the time.  Darn, I was really hoping it was the government testing electromagnetic weapons.

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