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Ancient Olympia – the birthplace of the Olympic Games – is threatened by wildfires tearing through Greece

Ancient Olympia – the birthplace of the Olympic Games – is threatened by wildfires tearing through Greece

Around 100 fighters were battling a blaze near Olympia, Greece on Wednesday Olympia was ordered evacuated as a precaution, as were other villages nearby   Meanwhile, at least 150 houses were destroyed by a violent blaze on Evia More wildfires near Athens billowed smoke that covered the ancient city Daily Mail, 5 August, 2021   Wildfires are threatening Greece‘s ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, some 6,000 miles away from Tokyo where they are currently being held. Pictures showed firefighters…

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Apocalypse in Yakutia, Russia’s coldest region, as noxious smog from wildfires blocks sun

Apocalypse in Yakutia, Russia’s coldest region, as noxious smog from wildfires blocks sun

Day turns into night and thick rain of ashes pours from sky in videos shared by residents Siberian Times 02 August 2021 . Day turned into night earlier today in several areas of Yakutia, with the sky turning orange and red and the Sun getting completely blocked by smog   Devastating scenes of dark-red skies, and the Sun completely blocked by smog from wildfires are coming today from the Republic of Sakha.  Russia’s largest territory, used to be known as the…

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“Apocalyptic Scenes” – Wildfires Consume Turkey 

“Apocalyptic Scenes” – Wildfires Consume Turkey 

Zero Hedge, 31 July, 2021 Wildfires have been ravaging Turkey’s Mediterranean coast for the past few days, killing four, burning thousands of building structures, and affecting more than a dozen provinces.  Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin called the wildfires a national disaster. According to Reuters, at least 60 wildfires have broken out across the country’s Mediterranean and southern Aegean region.  Forestry Minister Pakdemirli said 4,000 firefighters, 680 firefighting vehicles, 38 helicopters, nine drones, and three planes battle the wildfires.  “We were…

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Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods

Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods

‘The sky has fallen’: Chinese farmers see livelihoods washed away by floods XINXIANG, China, July 26 (Reuters) – Chinese farmer Cheng wades through knee-deep water, pulling dead pigs behind him one-by-one by a rope tied around their ankles as he lines up the bloated carcasses for disposal. More than 100 of Cheng’s pigs drowned in floods that paralysed China’s central Henan province last week, and the outlook for those left alive is bleak. “I’m waiting for the water levels to…

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Disastrous Flood in Zhengzhou China: Old Story of Man-Made Tragedy and Cover-ups

Disastrous Flood in Zhengzhou China: Old Story of Man-Made Tragedy and Cover-ups

China received 8 months of rain in just 5 days. The highest amount of precipitation since the measurements started. People were imprisoned in the subway with water up to their chests. There are dead, wounded, missing and a lot of destruction… We have another once in 1000 years event – the third within a month. Inconvenient Truths by Jennifer Zeng In the past several days, some parts in China have experienced “once in a thousand years” heavy rainfall, and terrible…

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Massive flooding in China

Massive flooding in China

China now gets attention but extreme weather in other parts of the world gets scant attention. Dam Near China’s Flooded Zhenghou City Collapses, Third In Last 48 Hours Zero Hedge, 21 July, 2021 A dam near the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan province has been destroyed by heavy flooding, after being seriously damaged in heavy storms that killed several people and brought the region to a halt, local media reported. The dam is the third to fail in recent…

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NZ: Wild weather: Homes evacuated, roads closed in Buller district, West Coast

NZ: Wild weather: Homes evacuated, roads closed in Buller district, West Coast

In the South Island, more than 600 homes have been evacuated in Westport. The Buller River has not breached its banks but is running much higher than usual. The red warning for heavy rainfall in parts of Westland and Buller will last until 8pm. Photo: MetService Emergency teams are on the ground in Buller assessing the damage after last nights heavy rainfall and flooding. The region is in a state of emergency and more than 800 people in Westport were forced to…

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Striking Photos Show Aftermath Of Europe’s Devastating Floods

Striking Photos Show Aftermath Of Europe’s Devastating Floods

Zero Hedge, 16 July, 2021 Update (1700ET): At least 125 people have died and 1,300 unaccounted for after devastating floods ripped through western Germany and Belgium.  Rescuers are frantically searching flooded towns in Rhineland-Palatinate, a southwest German state bordered by France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and North-Rhine Westphalia, a western German state.  Thousands of people are homeless, and the German army has deployed 900 soldiers to assist rescuers and the clean-up effort.  The photographs below show the extent of the damage. Some meteorologists…

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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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‘Biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London

‘Biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London

When I was in London 12 years ago I noticed that in many places people have to go DOWNSTAIRS, below ground level to get access to their flats. The day world famous Portobello Road turned into a stream as ‘biblical’ flash floods hit large parts of London with cars abandoned in 2ft-deep torrents and homes and businesses inundated by nearly THREE inches of rain in 90 minutes Torrential downpours and flash floods saw three inches of rain hit capital within…

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