EDIT: Originally I thought that this was methane damage. I have since done some research on the net on the symptoms of various environmental damage to plants. The damage seen in that video is caused by elevated levels of ozone. Elevated levels of ozone can be cause by excessive quantities of solvents dispersed in the air and then the sun converts it into ozone.
Now that absolutely has got to be tied into the gulf disaster. If you listen carefully, that was a news report from Mississippi. I am a horticultural specialist, trust me when I tell you that is not caused by a pathogen (bug, fungus, virus, bacteria etc.). That has to be a direct result of an environmental toxin that landed on those plants. How do I know this? Because diseases and insect pests always zero in on one type of plant at a time, not all plant life at the same time.
Those plants will more than likely live assuming that whatever the toxin is, it does not continue to damage them. Now that being said, the dead birds in the bird houses is a very clear indicator that what caused the problem was a gas. Remember how miners use to use a parakeet inside the mine to determine if noxious gas levels where getting high enough to be concerned about them? They would watch the parakeet and if it keeled over dead they would clear out the mine and let it air out.
Remember, plants pull in air through the leaves and extract carbon from it in order to produce organic carbon based molecules called amino acids. This comes in the form of carbon dioxide. The plant will process what ever air it is exposed to. If the air it is exposed to has a high concentration of some other type of gas, it will pull it in as well. In my opinion, those plants ingested such a gas. My best guess as to what gas that would be? More than likely ozone which would be elevated because of the copious quantities of solvent being sprayed into the air in the form of the oil dispersant Corexit.
Remember, it has been documented that the leaks in that well field out in the gulf are expelling massive quantities of methane. If that methane is being brought on land by the wind, it would more than likely cause what we are seeing here. I must apologize because in the past few weeks I have posted up that I thought the idea of poison rain was total B.S. I also posted that the web bot reports about ill winds where not to be trusted as well.
Looks like I was dead wrong. Well I am not dead, but those birds are. Those are just the birds we could see. How many other species of birds are now dead there that we do not know about yet? How many species of insects that breath that air like bees are now dead that we do not know about yet? This is some serious sh.. folks. I will now be watching the direction of the wind coming off of the area of the leak very closely. Why? I am 7 miles from the gulf coast in Florida.
Evidently this ozone is not in high enough concentration to have a significant health effect on the humans. Probably because we can process it out of our blood stream faster than we are ingesting it. Other types of creatures are not so lucky like those birds. This just went from serious to, “Oh sh..”. I will keep everyone updated if things like this start to happen at my location.