If fireworks killed them, why doesn’t it happen every New Year and why, especially, doesn’t it happen here in the UK every Bonfire Night! Nor does it happen here in heavy thunderstorms.Kithra points out the explanation for the Kentucky bird deaths doesn't hold either; that explanation for the Kentucky occurrence is that confused birds flew into power lines, thus killing them.
Kithra mentions yet a new bird kill; as of today (January 5th, 2011) this time in "central Sweden," in the city of Falkoping. (More here.) The bird deaths were due to, once again, "fireworks" and, weirdly, this happened around midnight as well, as with the Beebe, Arkansas event.
Read the full article at Kithra's blog; she also discusses the fish kills, not only in Arkansas, but elsewhere.
So many speculations, from the insulting ridiculous (fireworks, power lines, thunder storms) to the conspiratorial -- some ridiculous, maybe, some not so much: (HAARP, weapons, aliens, . . .) Whatever the reason or reasons, three things are sure: 1) These events are not coincidental, 2) The reasons are not mundane, nor isolated and 3) We need to pay great attention to these episodes, and understand that they have something to do with us.
On that last: we are not separate from other animals, we are not absolved of responsibility, or, of responding to, these deeply disturbing signals. For signals they are. Of the specifics, unknown, but it's clear it has quite a lot to do with our relationship, our connection, with our planet and all her inhabitants. Which, includes us, the human race.In some ways it's a moot point what the causes are: they are, and it's huge and terrifying and a clear message that things are very wrong.