Why Are the Birds Disappearing? By Dr. Joseph Mercola
TENS OF MILLIONS of the most common birds in North America have disappeared, and their absence is signaling a silent alarm bell about the state of our ecosystem.
According to a report by the National Audubon Society, the numbers of some species of birds have plummeted by 60 percent to 80 percent.
The video (http://tinyurl.com/3xv98w) explains some of the dramatic environmental disruptions that are contributing to the decimation of the bird population, and what their disappearance means to the future of our planet.
Like the tragedy of the disappearing honeybees, the disappearance of millions and millions of birds means that something has gone terribly wrong in our environment.
There are many likely contributing factors for this observation, everything from pesticides to urban sprawl and pollution, but there is an extremely pervasive, silent killer out there that hardly anyone is mentioning: Information-carrying radio waves.
These radio waves are coming from your cell phones and other wireless technologies, and they have increased exponentially in the past three or four years alone.
It’s already known that birds living near mobile phone base stations do not breed well. It’s also known that exposure to these frequencies causes disorientation in migratory birds.
Now, at the end of 2007 there were 4 billion cell phones on the planet. What this means is that even if you are one of the few who decides not to use a cell phone, you are being exposed to information-carrying radio waves at unprecedented levels, and so are all of the birds, bugs and wildlife that live among us.
According to Dr. George Carlo, who is clearly the world’s leading expert on cell phone safety, “The background level of information-carrying radio waves has now reached saturation point.”
In other words, they’re everywhere.
And when we talk about these radio waves you have to understand that there is no safe level of exposure. This is completely different even from electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which are well-known to cause brain cancer, tumor growth, and maybe even Alzheimer’s disease.
But according to Dr. Carlo, we have built up certain defenses against EMFs, which are actually two parts: the magnetic field and the electric field. We have been exposed to a magnetic influence simply because of gravity, while lightning and other natural sources have exposed us to some level of electric fields.
As a result, we can be exposed to low levels of EMFs and perhaps not be affected. But this is not so with radio frequencies (RF) and information-carrying radio waves.
“We do not have any controls that make the information-carrying radio wave manageable from a public health point of view,” says Dr. Carlo.
And this is a major red flag. According to Dr. Carlo:
“Here is why we have a problem … Before 1930, almost none of this exposure existed and up until about the 1980s, most of the exposure that had to do with information-carrying radio waves … only occurred high in the sky.
Like your television, your radio, the signal would go from a big antenna on top of the mountain to the antenna on top of your house and then it would be hardwired back down into your television for example. Information-carrying radio waves were not at the street, but this wonderful invention called the cell phone brought the information-carrying radio waves to the street.”
The huge explosion in cell phone use and their corresponding information-carrying radio waves is causing the following problems:
* Damaging cell membranes
* Decreasing intracellular communication by disrupting microtubular connections that allow biophotons to communicate between cells
* Increasing deposits of heavy metals into your cells, which increases intracelluar production of free radicals and can radically decrease cellular production of energy thus making you incredibly fatigued