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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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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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Hugely distorted jet stream causes havoc 

Hugely distorted jet stream causes havoc 

  Arctic News, 25 July, 2021   On above image, the Jet Stream can be seen forming Omega patterns on the Northern Hemisphere, going circular over the Arctic Ocean and crossing the Equator. Why does the Jet Stream get distorted? The Arctic gets hit much harder by temperature rises. This causes the difference in temperature to narrow between the North Pole and the Equator. This in turn slows down the speed at which wind travels from the Tropics to the…

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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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Arctic sea ice report – 20 July, 2021

Arctic sea ice report – 20 July, 2021

Here is Margo’s full report from two days ago. Here is my summary, following on one from a month ago ARCTIC SEA ICE IS DETERIORATING QUICKLY   SEA ICE EXTENT The experts refer exclusively to sea ice extent an so doing provide a false picture of the real situation METHANE There is a lot more methane being released than a few weeks ago but there is a suspicion that the algos are hiding the real situation (as discussed by Margo)…

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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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