I believe that this is a time that God is giving a dress rehearsal to the world of events of the end times. Globally, we are watching how things are unfolding in the world. It is likely to be what will happen when the rapture takes place.
In our lifetime, we have never seen a time where there is a global phenomenon and there is no solution to it like this. I believe it is a wake-up call to the world to look up to God.
Isaiah 45:22 (KJV)
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.