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Extreme heat & drought in China: Yangtze River runs dry

Extreme heat & drought in China: Yangtze River runs dry

Do you really think China is going to rule the world? Yangtze River Drought :Lowest Water Level in 157 Years | High Temperature | Power Outages For the past few days, about half of China’s land area has experienced the strongest and longest high temperature weather in history, with the temperature in many places continuing to exceed 40°C. Beibei in Chongqing has a high temperature as high as 45°C, constantly breaking the historical record. According to information from China Weather…

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Abrupt changes in the weather round the world

Abrupt changes in the weather round the world

This is London, not Africa Drone video shows how drought has dried out pitches on London’s famous Hackney Marshes THE UNITED STATES “Worst I’ve Ever Seen”: Cotton Prices Soar After Historic USDA Cut Amid Megadrought US cotton prices continued to surge above the boom days of 2010-11 after a massive crop estimate cut by the USDA, shocking Wall Street analysts and traders, due primarily to a megadrought scorching farmland of Texas, according to Bloomberg.  Futures in New York for December delivery were up 4.5%…

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European drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

European drought highlights dangers for electricity supplies

BBC: Armageddon – ‘Domino’ from drought to Europe’s power generation and energy efficiency Major problem in nuclear power plants Where water is used, the production of electricity is reduced and already the drop exceeds 20%, according to the BBC, which recalls that while the drought is threatening the rivers Rhine and Thames equally, the problem is developing like a domino in hydroelectric plants and nuclear plants of Europe. Italy gets about 1/5 of its power from hydroelectric plants, but this…

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Extreme weather in Europe

Extreme weather in Europe

“Nothing Left In Pipes”: French Towns Rely on Water Truck Deliveries For Survival Severe drought conditions affect about 60% of the EU, and in France, dozens of municipalities have run out of water and relied on a fleet of trucks hauling fresh water for survival.  At least 100 towns and villages have run out of fresh water. The French government has stepped in to support these drought-stricken areas.  French environment minister Christophe Bechu said in dozens of municipalities, “there is…

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Drilling Under Lake Mead To Drain The Last Drop

Drilling Under Lake Mead To Drain The Last Drop

Many are now aware of and justifiably concerned about Lake Mead soon becoming what is known as a “dead pool”. When this milestone is reached, the ramifications for tens of millions of Americans is beyond grave. What is not being discussed is the Lake Mead 3rd intake drain that was designed to drain every last drop from this diminishing and dying largest reservoir in the US. The remaining water will keep Las Vegas Nevada partying till the last possible moment. Even more dire…

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Chris Martenson on America’s drought

Chris Martenson on America’s drought

The Real Deadpool: America’s Drought Is Worse Than You Think Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, We were foolish enough to believe we could water the entire southwestern U.S. with the Colorado River. Nothing could go wrong. Now it has, and tens of millions of people are staring down the barrel of real trouble. As much as 75% of the water from Lake Mead (fed by the Colorado River) goes to agriculture…so now we have a potential food production problem….

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Drought and extreme weather looms as threat as crops and fertilisers are in short supply

Drought and extreme weather looms as threat as crops and fertilisers are in short supply

Global Wheat Supplies Face New Threats as Drought Levels Rise, Gro’s Model Shows From France to the Middle East to the US Midwest, drought levels that haven’t been seen worldwide in at least two decades are damaging prospects for replenishing depleted global wheat supplies and increasing food security risks for many countries. An aggregation of growing conditions in all the world’s wheat-growing regions shows soil moisture levels are at their lowest point since at least 2010, according to Gro’s Climate Risk…

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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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The World on Fire – 10 July, 2021

The World on Fire – 10 July, 2021

I can’t ignore what is happening in the Northern Hemisphere. I also cannot do it justice. Over 30 million people are under heat alerts across western states as temperatures are forecast to soar this weekend. Nearly the entire state of California will be impacted by this heat wave, in addition to major metro areas in the Southwest. Numerous daily temperature records will be broken and some all-time records may also be in jeopardy US west heatwave: 31m people brace for…

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