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Western States Face First Colorado River Water Cuts As Megadrought Drains Reservoirs

Western States Face First Colorado River Water Cuts As Megadrought Drains Reservoirs

I can’t remember the last time Guy McPherson talked about the “dustbowl that never ends”.  Now that it is a reality he has gone silent, it seems. Farmers in Arizona and Nevada, along with two Mexican states, will face cutbacks next year in a grim sign of what’s to come as the climate warms. Huffington Post, 17 August, 2021   Arizona, Nevada and two Mexican states that rely on the Colorado River for drinking water and irrigation will face cuts…

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China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green

China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green

No one will so much as criticise China but there will be lots of fingerwagging against the plebs of the West Authored by Felicity Bradstock via OilPrice.com, Despite global expectations to move away from coal, demand in China is still strong, as rising global temperatures causing heat waves are driving up electricity demand and coal prices.  Thermal coal futures reached record highs in July as a heatwave in China sent electricity use soaring. In industrial areas of the country such as Zhejiang near…

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‘Wither away and die:’ U.S. Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops

‘Wither away and die:’ U.S. Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops

CHICAGO, July 12 (Reuters) – An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the U.S. Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat. The extreme weather is another blow to farmers who have struggled with labor shortages and higher transportation costs during the pandemic and may further fuel global food inflation. Cordell Kress, who farms in southeastern Idaho,…

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Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Lena Pillars, a World Heritage Site, hit by the rampant flames, as calls grow for greater efforts to tackle infernos. Siberian Times, 13 July 2021 Tourists saw for themselves flames and smoke from the territory of the Lena Pillars Nature Park, a World Heritage site famed for unique ancient rock formations and pristine flora and fauna. Wildfires on permafrost are ravaging Yakutia – or the Sakha Republic, the largest and coldest entity of the Russian Federation. The scale is mesmerising. …

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Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Massive wildfires in Siberia ‘Data we gather via remote monitoring & official reports show the same: another large-scale forest fire catastrophe has begun in five regions of Russian Far East, and it can’t be dealt with with the forces available in the country’ —Alexey Yaroshenko, forest expert SOURCE: Siberian Times, via Twitter

Breakdown of the Living Planet – news – 4 July, 2021

Breakdown of the Living Planet – news – 4 July, 2021

Rapid permafrost thaw expected in N.W.T., Yukon after heat wave, experts warn Both territories are at the extremities of a ‘heat dome’ covering the Pacific Northwest The heat wave sweeping through the N.W.T. and Yukon could have a major impact on permafrost thaw in both territories, experts warn.  Both territories are at the extremities of a “heat dome” — a mass of hot air settling over the Pacific Northwest. It’s brought record-breaking temperatures across the region, setting new Canada-wide records in…

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Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Small B.C. village levelled by fast-moving wildfire A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday night and forced hundreds of residents from their homes, many without their belongings. The mayor said: “It took, like, a whole 15 minutes from the first sign of smoke to, all of a sudden, there being fire everywhere.” Residents flee Lytton as wildfire takes village ‘Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature (VIDEOS) Sparks…

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Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Kolyma highway in Yakutia, also known as the Road of Bones, is on fire and temporarily shut Elsewhere in Russia’s coldest region desperate authorities spike clouds to induce rain and tame wildfires. By Svetlana Skarbo   Siberian Times, 30 June 2021 Today Kolyma highway, the major road connecting republic’s capital Yakutsk and the port town of Magadan on the Sea of Okhotsk, had to be shut because the fire got too close to the road and was much too fierce…

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Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S. States?

Why Are Large Numbers Of Birds Suddenly Dropping Dead In Multiple U.S. States?

Economic Collapse, 23 June, 2021 As if we didn’t have enough weird things going on, now birds are suddenly dropping dead in large numbers all across the eastern half of the country.  Before they die, a lot of these birds are exhibiting very strange symptoms.  Experts are telling us that in many cases birds are developing “crusty or puffy eyes”, and often they appear to go completely blind.  In addition, quite a few of these dying birds lose their ability…

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Wildfires strike early in Siberia

Wildfires strike early in Siberia

  This image, acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B satellites on 20 June 2021, shows the Land Surface Temperature in the Sakha Republic in Arctic Siberia.  Siberia, and in particular the Republic of Sakha, is experiencing a persistent heatwave. As the image shows, the land surface temperature has widely exceeded 35°C across Siberia, with peaks of 48°C near Verkhojansk, 43°C in Govorovo and 37°C in Saskylah. In Saskylah, on the day this image was acquired, a temperature of 31.9°C was recorded,…

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