Plague of Locusts
Madagascar has been infected by a huge swarm of locusts: a sign of the apocalypse straight out of the Old Testament. A February 2012 cyclone flooded southwest Madagascar, creating prime breeding conditions for the country's locusts. Now, half of Madagascar is infested with locust swarms and, considering that each swarm can devour 100,000 metric tons of green vegetation a day, the threat of environmental catastrophe and even famine on the island country is dire. Even more so, what will happen if this plague spreads to the mainland?