Red alert for China’s waters

The legendary Yangtze River has turned red

by Colby Cosh

Red alert for a legendary river

Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress

There are two mythic rivers that run through China. One, the Yellow River, takes its name from the colour it naturally takes on as it carries clay from the Szechuan highlands to the sea. The other is the Yangtze, which is not supposed to have an unusual hue—but last week it suddenly flowed through the city of Chongqing a shocking, garish orange-red, a colour you would expect to find on fingernails or a car.

Rivers have turned bright red before in fast-industrializing, pollution-plagued China. A 2008 incident on the Han River, a Yangtze tributary, was blamed on a permanganate spill; the chemical is used in tanning, metal cleaning and bleaching. Last year, an illegal recycling plant dumped red dye from plastic bags and wrappers into the Jian River. The source of the Yangtze’s new hue is not yet established. Algae can create what is known as a “red tide,” but that is a saltwater phenomenon. A deadly earthquake in the upper Yangtze valley did precede the sudden discoloration of the river. Western scientists (and conspiracy theorists) declared themselves skeptical of natural explanations for the lurid colour.

Official Chinese news sites reported that local environmental officials in Chongqing found no evidence of dangerous substances in the water. They ascribed the red colour provisionally to higher-than-normal outflows of iron-rich silt from upstream, and promised that results of their follow-up “would be announced to the public in a timely manner.” But offshore, business and local news websites hinted at a cover-up, noting that pollution is an acknowledged problem along the Yangtze, whose basin contains more than a tenth of the human race. The Yangtze River dolphin, or “baiji,” a freshwater cetacean indigenous to the river, was declared “functionally extinct” in 2006.




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Red alert for China’s waters

  1. who cares of environment by the Chinese. Keep on polutions until whole things become polluted. What’s left to be poluted. Their mind is already poluted by communism.

    • Pollution travels world-wide dude.

      And if you can condemn 1.3B people to death because you don’t like their economic structure….I’d say it was your mind that’s polluted.

  2. A fortaste of what is to come……..
    ……….
    Revelation 16:4……..
    4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood.

    • Oh stop that.

      The Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught on fire 13 times until they fixed it..

      The Yangtze just needs a clean-up.

      • Hi Emily……..Well my point was is this…..when I saw that picture of the River in China, it made me think of the verse in Revelations, that says many waters shall turn to Blood, as it did during the 10 plagues when Pharoah would not let the Israelites leave Egypt…..Now some think these things fairy tales, but it will happen on a massive scale during the 7 year tribulation period, when the anti-christ will rise to rule, persecuting Jews and Christians…….You might want to read the Book, to prepare your heart for what is coming upon the earth……..Christ will save you, and forgive you of all your sins, if you but ask Him, sincerely, into your heart………God Bless You……

        • That is your personal myth, and no more real than Zeus or Thor.

          ‘Jesus: Just around the corner since 34 CE’

          • Greetings. Where are ardent followers of Zeus and Thor today? Who is ready to die for the sake of Thor? But despite persecutions by communists, dozens of millions turned to Jesus in China and many Muslims are converting to Christians in arab countries. True faith comes from God. John 6:44:”No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” To come to Jesus it is not enough to apologize. You have to repent. There are people that: “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”, Titus 1:16. Jesus gives the power to repent. He is not only alive but affects strongly to lives of human beings, breaking chains of sin. “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted”, Hebrews 2:18. “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin”, John 8:34. John 8:36:”If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” See part of the trace that Jesus has left in the near history in the work he did through D. Wilkerson and persons that got saved thereupon.
            What comes to signs of our time, like waters turning red, in Psalm 9:16 it is written: “The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.” Part of the judgments of last times (times before 1000 year kingdom) are of this type. Therefore finding natural explanation – even if it is caused by humans – does not exclude it from being judgment or warning from God. Joel 2:30:”And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.” Blood rains have been reported from Albania, India and Latin America. Not all things that happen in these times have natural explanations.
            Jesus said in Matthew 24:7-8: “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” For the word(s) translated as “sorrows” a literal translation is “birth pangs”. In birth pangs one gets at first foretastes of what is going to be. Contractions come and then pass and come again, getting stronger. Eventually the actual birth comes. The birth in this context includes Revelation chapter 16. The passing contractions are what we are having now, including 2004 tsunami, 2011 earthquake in Japan, “arab spring” and much more.
            Turn to Jesus when you still can. He has paid high price for you in Golgatha. Too high for you to ever pay by yourself. Psalm 36:6: “Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.” Isaiah:55:7-9: “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him ; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

          • Well actually their followers are still around…..but then Zeus and Odin have lasted much longer than Jesus.

            No, ‘many’ people are NOT converting to Jesus…in fact religion is fast disappearing. ANY religion

            And yes, everything that happens has a natural explanation.

            Sorry, I don’t believe in sky fairies, so don’t waste your time telling me myths.

          • Greetings again to Emily and others who read this. “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.” said God in Job 38:4. Jesus was there: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him”, Colossians 1:16. (Context of the verse reveals that it is about Jesus.)
            In China there has been during last 63 years a revival that is considered as the biggest in the church history. The amount of protestants has risen from 750 000 to 40 million, to pick a safe estimate. That would give multiplication by factor 53.3. See Wikipedia and references therein. This despite persecutions. In Muslim countries there are underground congregations. Some of them have experienced rapid growth. In India especially poor people turn to Jesus, which has caused alarm among the Hindu nationalists and lead to persecutions especially in the Orissa state. “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God”, 1.Cor.1:26-29. In Africa and Latin America big revivals. But in rich western countries: “Claiming to be wise, they became fools”, Rom. 1:22 and “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him”, Prov 26:12. Moreover: “And Jesus looked round about and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” (Mark 10:23). It is not surprising if somebody rejects the truth since humans have sinful nature: “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light lest his works should be exposed”, John 3:19-20.
            Can false gods tell the future or what is happening in our time? “Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.” Bible foretold that all of Jerusalem would come to control of Israelites in 1967. Bible foretold that global changes in weather phenomena would occur during the generation that existed in 1967. All the end time phenomena before 1000 year kingdom will occur during that generation. Our generation! “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”, Matthew 24:36. The day of coming of Jesus cannot be predicted. Such prediction is contra scriptures in a simple way. But the generation of his coming can be predicted.
            Even some Hindus know that their “gods” cannot help in real emergency, but Jesus can, as autobiography of Rabindranath Maharaj reveals. As Bible says: “For their rock is not like our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges”, Deuteronomy 32:31.

          • Keep it to yourself, dude.

          • Thanks for sharing. It is my prayer that the seed fell on rich soil.

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