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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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‘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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Climate News – 5 July, 2021

Climate News – 5 July, 2021

I used to concentrate on environmental and climate news. Perhaps it is time to reinstate it.  This appears to be a good source. https://climateandeconomy.com/2021/07/05/5th-july-2021-todays-round-up-of-climate-news/   “Toll of people missing after mudslide swept through Japanese city rockets to 113 with three confirmed dead as desperate search for victims continues…   “Prime minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters 19 people had been rescued, while officials warned that the number of those unaccounted for may rise. “‘The area is still having heavy rainfall, but arduous…

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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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Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada!!

Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada!!

For the majority of people on the planet that is nearly 48 degrees Celsius – in the northwest of the United States. Unliveable! Heatwave hits record 46.6C in Western Canada as US north-west also frazzles with temperatures hotter than Dubai  David Phillips told CTV: “I like to break a record, but this is like shattering and pulverising them. Earthwindmap showing temps reaching 46.9 deg C 116.42 deg F along the US Canadian border later today. the Big Wobble, 28 June,…

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Temperatures reported as reaching an unimaginable 48 degrees Celsius

Temperatures reported as reaching an unimaginable 48 degrees Celsius

If accurate this should be major headlines across the world. Meanwhile… Death Valley was the hottest place on Earth on Sunday with an all-time high temperature of 130 degrees, reported over 100 years ago, was also recorded in Death Valley. Even I am having a hard time absorbing this shocking information Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees (48 degrees Celsius) in the Arctic Circle The ongoing climate crisis is not going to spare Siberia.   Newly published satellite imager Ground temperatures across…

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Our magnolia tree tells a tale

Our magnolia tree tells a tale

I have been following our winters here in Lower Hutt and a measure of warming temperature has been that in previous years measured temperatures have been up to 4 degrees Celsius above reported average maximum temperatures. This year, apart from the odd cold patch, we have had weeks of overcast weather with no sun where the temperatures have been much higher than in years gone by. Unlike people who who base their perceptions on what they are feeling (“the sun’s…

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