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From Australia and New Zealand

From Australia and New Zealand

La Nina weather event likely to hit for the third time in a row Australians can expect another summer of rain and floods as a ‘rare’ weather event is predicted to smash the country. Australians hoping to avoid another wet spring and summer have been delivered a blow after the United Nations’ weather agency forecast the La Nina weather phenomenon will likely last until at least the end of the year. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) advised on Wednesday that…

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One-third of Pakistan is under water

One-third of Pakistan is under water

Death toll tops 1000 as devastating floods rage through Pakistan Insane footage has captured the moment a building collapsed into raging flood waters, with the ongoing disaster already killing 1000 people. More than 1000 people have been killed by devastating floods tearing through Pakistan, with footage showing entire buildings being dragged into the raging water. More than 33 million people have been impacted by the devastating floods, with almost one million homes destroyed or badly damaged as the death toll…

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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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Maitai river bursts banks, over 300 evacuated as heavy rain lashes Nelson for third day

Maitai river bursts banks, over 300 evacuated as heavy rain lashes Nelson for third day

They mention but never talk about snow melt in the Alps – in winter. They keep silent about the glaciers The Maitai river has burst its banks again – as heavy rain lashes Nelson for the third day. More than 300 households were evacuated from the area on Wednesday, and many of the residents still haven’t been able to return.  Meanwhile, Buller’s Civil Defence Controller says the region has dodged a bullet, coming through three days of orange and red heavy…

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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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The UK heatwave: ‘Melted’ tarmac’ and railway lines painted white

The UK heatwave: ‘Melted’ tarmac’ and railway lines painted white

These are just a few of the stories cited by Dane Wigington Stories about the recent heatwave that did NOT get headlines on the BBC. UK heatwave: Airports monitor runways after ‘melted’ tarmac cancelled flights with temperatures rising today Today has marked the hottest day on record, with provisional figures from the Met Office reaching 39.1C in Charlwood in Surrey Airports around the UK are monitoring conditions as temperatures soar (Photo: Getty images) Airports around the country are monitoring runways…

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Wildfire Near Yosemite Forces Thousands To Flee

Wildfire Near Yosemite Forces Thousands To Flee

CA Governor Declares Emergency As Wildfire Near Yosemite Forces Thousands To Flee California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) declared a state of emergency for Mariposa County on Saturday, as a fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park has become the state’s largest this year, forcing thousands of residents to flee. A home burns as the Oak fire rips through the area near Mariposa on Saturday. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) The fire, which started Friday near Midpines, has spread to at…

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Why do they have to lie about the temperatures?

Why do they have to lie about the temperatures?

Over the past couple of days I have been asking questions in relationship to the heatwave in Britain and the reported temperatures. It seems I might have been wrong and the 40+C temperatures actually arrived, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11028439/UK-heatwave-Wildfires-destroy-houses-hottest-day-record.html But hang on a minute!  There is some important information that is certainly being left out of what we are being told. The record-breaking temperatures were measured from Britain’s two biggest airports. Paul Joseph Watson may be a climate change denier but he is…

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The wintertime melting of snow in the Southern Alps and other reflections

The wintertime melting of snow in the Southern Alps and other reflections

Unless you are talking about electric cars and windmills you are a climate change denier I am returning to the theme of weather as its relates to climate change and how it is reflected in government policies and media statements. Let me start with New Zealand New Zealand This rose-tinted article from Radio New Zealand appeared this morning. Never mind the fact that New Zealand is burning coal as if there was no tomorrow to keep the lights on (that’s…

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