Hundreds of thousands of homes are submerged and at least 132 people have been killed as some of the worst flooding in decades hits Vietnam and Cambodia, affecting more than 5 million people…“
“Tropical Storm Saudel is predicted to make landfall this weekend, bringing more torrential rain to areas of central Vietnam that are still experiencing heavy flooding.
““We have grave fears that the flooding will go from bad to worse and that it [will] be overwhelming for even the most prepared and resilient communities, with many more typhoons and storms predicted in the next month,” Viet Nam Red Cross told the ABC…”
Nepal’s population of one-horned rhinoceros …are faced with a new threat: changes in their living environment due to a rapidly-warming atmosphere.“
“Eight rhinos have been found dead inside Chitwan National Park since 11 July – half of them due to unprecedented floods on the Narayani River that submerged their grassland habitat.”
Once again, Hyderabad [India] witnessed heart-rending scenes as people caught in helpless situations amidst waterlogged roads, floodwaters gushing into houses and desperate rescue attempts by volunteers and government personnel, following heavy rains the previous night.” “Photos:
“…it is observed that the number of weather stations [in India] which reported very heavy rainfall has increased by 67.5% while the number reporting extremely heavy rainfall has more than doubled, increasing by 112%.
“In simpler terms, there has been a steady increase in the number of very heavy & extremely rainfall events in India in the last 3 years.”
As many as 1.4 million children face homelessness and disease following some of the worst ever floods in Pakistan, warns Save the Children… children are living outdoors, schools have been destroyed or damaged and agricultural crops have been lost. In many rural districts, people have only five days’ worth of food stock left.“
“Khuram Gondal, Save the Children’s Country Director in Pakistan, said: “During the current monsoon, Sindh province has experienced some of the heaviest rainfall for nearly 90 years and more heavy rains are expected.”
floods have been caused by delayed heavy rain pounding the region [Barringo, Kenya] for almost a month now.“…
“The raging water that has broken its banks has displaced thousands, washed away farm products and animals, leaving houses fully submerged in water, with roads now submerged in water. Locals claim that millions worth of property has been destroyed by the water and now are forced to use boats to move around where once motor vehicles and bicycles were the norms.”
Over the past six months, the lakes of Kenya’s Rift Valley have risen to levels not seen in at least half a century. This follows one of the wettest periods in East Africa in living memory. “
“Above-average temperatures in the Indian Ocean have caused consecutive years of extreme and erratic rainfall, resulting in frequent and unusual showers on the slopes and rivers that feed the lakes.” Video:
On 6 October 2020, flood levels at the hydrological stations monitored in Niamey (Niger Republic) and Malan Ville (Benin Republic) reached the red alert zone due to the intensity of the torrential rainfall and caused flooding in Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Sokoto, and Zamfara state (amongst other states) affecting 91,254 people or 15,209 households…“
“The situation in Kebbi [Nigeria] – the country’s biggest rice-producing state – is especially dire, as vast farmlands are completely submerged due to the most recent rains.”
While the Western Cape [South Africa] has been blessed with much rainfall [after running, in parts, entirely dry in 2018], the central Karoo region is still struggling with a seven-year drought and farmers are desperate for help…“
““There are farms entering the second year with no water at all,” a Klein-Karoo stone fruit farmer told Fresh Plaza.
Storm Barbara will bring gale-force winds and torrential rain to Kent [UK] from the early hours – adding to an already record-breaking month of weather for the county.“
“Saturday, October 3 was the UK’s wettest day since records began in 1891 with enough rainfall in a single day to fill Loch Ness.”
Cork city centre [Ireland] was hit by severe flooding on Tuesday morning with many business owners having to bail out waters after the river Lee burst its banks. Gardaí were forced to close off a number of low-lying streets as flood waters, up to a foot high in places, began to make some streets impassable. ““Speaking in the Dáil on Tuesday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin pledged supports for businesses and residents hit by the flooding.”
Bears, bison and wolves: Rewilding Romania to better cope with climate change.“
“In this episode of Climate Now, as part of Euronews’ Green Tomorrow initiative, we report from Romania to on the link between biodiversity and climate change, with projects to build bridges for bears and bring back the bison.” Video:
Russia’s Siberia has seen its warmest spring and summer on record, reports World Grain. Although the unusual weather resulted in a record number of wildfires and the worst pest invasion in years, there appears to be a silver lining for Russian agriculture, as the country stands to gain a considerable amount of arable land if the trend continues.”“
[This is akin to gleefully collecting fish from seabed exposed by an impending tsunami].
Kahului [Hawaii] experienced 94-degree heat Monday, tying the record set in 2019 and 1984 and marking the fourth day in a row that Central Maui tied or broke a heat record.“
“Temperatures also hit 92 degrees Sunday (tying the 1984 record), 94 degrees Saturday (breaking the 2015 record of 91 degrees) and 93 degrees Friday (tying the 1991 record). Kahului has now broken or tied records 12 times this month.”
[You may recall that Hawaii broke or tied 273 heat records in 2019.]
“About 40% of the U.S. population lives in a coastal area and in Hawai’i, nearly everyone is vulnerable to the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes.
“Tropical cyclones, regionally known as hurricanes or typhoons, have been moving across ocean basins faster since 1982, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters.”
A shark lab in California tagged more sharks off the southern coast this year than ever before, raising questions researchers are unable to answer…“
“While researchers don’t know why the sharks are hanging around, Lowe said they suspect it could be related to food sources or a result of climate changes.”
If by “apocalyptic” we mean simply “catastrophic,” then yes, the wave of wildfires that began in Southern California in early September has been apocalyptic…“
“The consequences, once local, are now regional: friends from Los Angeles to Vancouver can compare dire air-quality data.”
National forest land in five Colorado counties will temporarily close due to “unprecedented and historic fire conditions…” “
“”The new starts and explosive growth of fires throughout the northern Colorado Front Range over the past week, including the Cameron Peak, Cal Wood, and Lefthand Canyon fires, has led to this decision,” said Tuesday’s release from the US Forest Service…”
Results from a study published in the Journal of Biogeography indicate that wildfires may play a role in accelerating climate-driven species changes in mountain forests by compounding regional warming trends.“
“The study examined temperatures within forests in a region of Colorado that has experienced wildfires and spruce beetle outbreaks within the last 10 to 15 years.”
The largest and most intense drought in years is engulfing the Western US and threatens to grow larger and more severe in the coming months.“
“The drought has already been a major contributor to record wildfire activity in California and Colorado. Its continuation could also deplete rivers, stifle crops and eventually drain water supplies in some Western states.”
Deadly Bacteria in Coastal Waters Causes a Flesh-Eating Disease. Climate Change Is Making It Worse:“
“In October 2018, three weeks after Hurricane Florence pummelled swaths of North Carolina, Eddie Clinton, a retired schoolteacher opened a cooler full of shrimp from an acquaintance who went on a fishing expedition 130 miles south in a river that empties into the Atlantic Ocean…
“The next day, he woke up feeling weak. By evening, struggling to breathe, he was rushed to an area hospital.”
Tropical Storm Epsilon formed Monday in the open Atlantic Ocean, a little more than 735 miles southeast of Bermuda. “
“With maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, it is the 26th named storm of the extraordinarily busy 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and puts us one tropical storm away from tying 2005′s record.”
Mourners Hold a Funeral for a Dead Oregon Glacier:“
“The funeral held for Clark Glacier took inspiration from a funeral held for dead ice in Switzerland and Iceland last year and is part of a growing sense of grief for the collapse of the natural world at the hands of unfettered capitalism.”
Time is running out for the Arctic. The region continues to warm at two or three times the global rate and scientists now predict that we could see Arctic summer ice disappear as early as 2042.“
“As the realization sets in that existing emission reductions and renewable energy programs in place won’t be enough to save the Arctic, alternative geoengineering projects have gained traction as scientists look for a last-ditch solution.”
re-freezing has yet to meaningfully occur in the Laptev Sea, where, I might add, extensive methane gas-bubbling has been observed by scientists.This graph shows that
Image courtesy of Zack Labe. Article re methane seepage from 2019:
people around the world are still extremely worried about the threat posed by climate change.“Even amid a pandemic that has killed more than 1 million people, infected over 40 million, and tanked economies,
“A recent poll from the Pew Research Center found that a median of 70 percent of respondents in 14 countries identified climate change as a major threat to their countries, while 69 percent expressed the same level of worry about the spread of infectious disease.”
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Greenhouse gases went up 45% in 30 years. By 2025 66% of people will live in water stressed areas. Water stress will threaten 50% of thermal powered electricity. Water stress will threaten 30% of planned hydro electricty. Fossil fuels have been 80% of global energy for over 25 years. Electricity is 20% of global energy. Renewable electricity is 4% of global energy. Solar & wind electricity is 2% of global energy. North Euro solar panels work 11% of the time. North Euro onshore wind turbines work 22% of the time. North Euro offshore turbines work 30% of the time. The F-35 fighter jet works 11% of the time.
From 1971 – 2018 earth heating averaged 0.47 watts/m².
From 2010 – 2018 earth heating went up 46% to 0.87 watts/m².
This is called rapid heat acceleration — or in Olde English, “Ouch that burns!”
By 2040 15% of global energy will be renewable. By 2050 only 30% of global energy will be renewable, assuming all goes well. We must stop burning 50% of fossil fuels in 10 years to survive. This cannot be done. Most solar solar panels will become un-recyclable garbage generating 6 million tons of waste per year by 2050.
*Green Energy Euro Fraud*
In the last 10 years the US cut emissions more switching from coal to gas than Europe did investing in renewable energy.
Europe gets 50% of its renewable energy burning stuff.
Europe burns 80% of the world’s wood pellets for renewable electricity
Europe burns 80% of its recycled plastic & paper for electricity
Europe burns 50% of its palm oil shipments in cars & trucks
Out of earth’s 1.2 billion vehicles only 6 million are electric
Electric cars and batteries will have no positive effect on climate whatsoever
Weather = flash floods + flash fires + flash mobs + flash infections
Climate = 30 years of weather
There are 23 billion chickens on earth, if one sneezes we all get the flu
500 years ago there were so many cod fish John Cabot thought they would capsize his ship
400 years ago there were more Caribbean sea turtles by weight than buffalo on the plains
300 years ago Passenger pigeon migrations would block out the noon day sun
97% of great fresh water species gone since 1970 ( Guardian 2019 )
96% of mammals are livestock and human by weight ( Ecowatch 2018 )
96% of tigers gone in 100 years ( IFL Science 2019 )
90% of elephants gone in 100 years ( Hurriet 2019 )
90% of lions gone in 100 years ( African Impact 2019 )
90% of Leatherback sea turtles gone since 1980 ( Earth Watch undated )
90% of Monarch Butterflies gone in 20 years ( Inhabitat 2014 )
80% of Antarctic Krill gone in 30 years ( Research Gate 2005 )
77% of Eastern lowland gorillas gone since 1996 ( Treehugger 2020 )
68% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970 ( Mongabay 2020 )
50% of Marine vertebrates gone since 1970 ( WWF 2015 )
50% of Great Barrier Reef gone since 1985 ( Live Science 2012 )
40% of Giraffes gone since 1990 ( NRDC 2019 )
40% less insects in next 30 years ( PNAS 2019 )
4% of mammals are wild ( Vegan News 2020 )
Sources for all these statements can be found at Loki’s Revenge blog on wordpress.
You can also find a massive research library there on how pollution is affecting our youth
*support James Hansen’s monthly private carbon dividends*
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3,589 U.S. Economists, 4 Former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and ALL 15 Former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers
If I had a nickel for everytime I didn’t know what was going on
I would wonder where all the nickels are coming from
— Loki 2020