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Mass die-offs from human impact and planetary response to the assault could occur by early 2016

2011 Disaster Calendar – July

On May 15, 2011 symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began.

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016

2011 – 2012: A Time for Mega Disasters

U.S., the world, stake the future on high-energy strategies. Energy models’ simulations show all such strategies ending in collapse. EDRO

FIRE-EARTH Forecast: 2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010

Nearly all of the anthropogenic and human-enhanced disasters that will occur on the planet in the 2011-2012 period would have been preventable.

Humans continued to devour energy at a rate of 17.3terrawatt in 2011, when maximum ‘safe’ limit was less than 1.9terrawatt.

IMPORTANT: Neither FIRE-EARTH nor EDRO MODELS SHOW the WORLD ENDING in 2012, but that the FIRST PHASE of CIVIC COLLAPSE WILL HAVE STARTED.

Blog assessments are based on dynamic model simulations analyzing the environmental impact of excessive energy consumption. Moderators reject ALL END-WORLD PROPHECIES.

2011 Disaster Calendar

January 2011 | February 2011 | March 2011 | April 2011 | May 2011 | June 2011 | July 2011 |

  • [July 1, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,720 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Davao, Philippines. Death toll from flash floods in Davao has climbed to at least 30, a report said. The floods have also displaced more than 15,000 families.
    • Iowa, USA. The Missouri River has breached another section of a southwestern Iowa levee, forcing 1,200 people to evacuate their homes and closing part of Interstate 29, authorities were reported as saying.
  • [July 2, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,719 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Texas, USA. The WH has finally declared a major disaster exists in the State of Texas in the area struck by wildfires during the period of April 6 to May 3, 2011.  The 45 counties included in the declaration are Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Brewster, Callahan, Carson, Castro, Clay, Coleman, Concho, Cottle, Crockett, Dawson, Duval, Eastland, Garza, Glasscock, Hall, Hemphill, Hockley, Irion, Kent, King, Lynn, Martin, Mason, Mitchell, Moore, Motley, Pecos, Presidio, Scurry, Stephens, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Trinity, Tyler, Val Verde, and Young.
    • Louisiana, USA. Seven drought stricken parishes in the state of Louisiana have been declared disaster areas  by the U.S. Agriculture Department. The parishes, which are contiguous with Texas are Beauregard, Caddo, DeSoto, Sabine, Vernon, Calcasieu and Cameron, reports said.
    • Kansas, USA. Deteriorating drought conditions in south-central and southwestern Kansas have prompted Gov. Sam Brownback to update an earlier drought declaration for Kansas counties. The status of Morton, Stanton and Stevens counties have been elevated from “warning” to “emergency.” There are now 36 counties included in the drought warning.
      • “Continued dry and hot conditions in southwest Kansas have led to a Drought Emergency declaration for Stanton, Morton and Stevens County,” Brownback said in a news release. “Below normal precipitation patterns continue in south-central Kansas which are not only depleting available soil moisture, but have resulted in the decline of stream flow conditions.”
      • “The county has received less than 10 inches of rain this year, which is about 7 inches below normal. June’s normal average maximum temperature is 86.2 degrees. Data from the National Weather Service out of Wichita indicated an average maximum temperature of 92.7 degrees for this June. There were six 100-degree days in June, compared to an average of just over one 100-degree day,” a report said.
      • Kansas counties drought declarations:
        • Drought emergency: Morton, Stanton, Stevens (moved up from warning status).
        • Drought warning: Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, McPherson, Meade, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Stafford, Sumner, Trego, Wallace, Wichita.
        • Drought watch: Butler, Chase, Cheyenne, Cowley, Decatur, Dickinson, Ellis, Ellsworth, Graham, Greenwood, Lincoln, Marion, Norton, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas.
  • [July 3, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,718 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Delaware and Virginia, USA. Late blight, the historic disease responsible for the great Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s, has been found in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a report said. 
    • Ireland. A baby boom has pushed Ireland’s population to its highest level in more than 150 years, despite massive emigration that followed the collapse of the economy in 2008, a report said.
      • “The population of Ireland hit an all-time high of 8.2 million in 1841, when all of the island was part of the United Kingdom. It fell to 5.1 million 10 years later after a devastating famine that forced millions to leave.”
      • The island of Ireland’s total population is now over 6 million [including 1.8 million people who live in Northern Ireland.]
    • England. About half a million children (aged 4 to 14) in England may be at risk of developing life-threatening”fatty liver disease” because they are overweight, reports said.
    • The Maldives. The gov has drafted the National Defense Force to help fight an outbreak of dengue fever that has escalated to “an epidemic,” a report said.
      • “The Maldives has been battling a growing number of dengue fever cases in 2011, with 300 cases and five deaths reported in just the first two months of the year. There has been a reported spike in the number of cases of the virus reported in Male’; cases that were linked earlier this year by one health expert to a construction boom in the capital. However, most of the fatalities have been islanders who died in transit to regional hospitals, with many of the most serious cases having affected children.”
    • Auckland, New Zealand. A measles outbreak has infected dozens [possibly hundreds] of people in Auckland, and is expected to spread beyond the region, health officials have warned. The highly contagious disease, spread by air travelers, have also infected many in dozens of other countries including the U.S. and Canada.
    • NSW and QLD. Australia. Hendra outbreak is threatening eastern Australia. “Authorities are battling to prevent a serious outbreak of Hendra virus in eastern states, with four horses already dead and dozens of people possibly exposed to the lethal bat-borne illness,” a report said.
      • “Hendra virus was first detected in September 1994 at a property in the Brisbane suburb of hendra in an outbreak which killed 20 horses and one person.
      • “There have been 14 outbreaks of the virus since. Four of the seven people ever diagnosed with the virus have died.” (source)
    • South Africa. At least 23,000 ostriches have been culled since April when an outbreak of avian flu was first reported.
  • [July 4, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,717 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Wisconsin, USA.  A state of emergency was declared in Burnett County after a massive storm tore across three-quarters of the county Friday with straight line winds in excess of 110MPH, reports said.
      • The storm reportedly killed two people and left at least 39 others injured, including three critically.
      • Downed powerlines, which have left thousands of northwestern Wisconsin without power, started dozens of fires across several counties.
      • In Minnesota, the storm affected Marshall (state of emergency declared), Redwood Falls, the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. In Wisconsin, damage was reported in  Ashland, Burnett, Douglas, Marathon, Polk, Sawyer and Washburn counties.
      • “The heavy rain was a factor in several motor vehicle accidents, including a collision between a car and train in Douglas County,” said a report.
    • Bukidnon province, Philippines. Up to two dozen people have been killed or reported as missing after a large landslide triggered by weeks of torrential rain buried a part of Valencia City.
    • Ontario, Canada. Death toll from the latest outbreak of C. difficile in the Niagara region has climbed to 15, with the latest death reported at Welland Hospital.
  • [July 5, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,716 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Patagonia, Argentina. The Argentine President Cristina Kirchner has declared the Patagonia mountain range in SW Argentina an environmental disaster area because of the millions of tons of volcanic ash from Puyehue eruption that have blanketed the entire region since the eruption began on June 4.
    • Fukushima, Japan. Of more than 1,000 children screened for radiation exposure in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan,  45 percent have tested positive for thyroid radiation exposure, according to a statement by the Nuclear Safety Commission published today, a report said.
      • The survey was conducted on 1,080 children from newborns to age 15 in Iwaki, Kawamata and Iitate between March 26 and 30 following the radiation leak  caused by the core meltdown in Fukushima Dai-Ichi NPP.
    • Mexico. Death toll in Mexico from tropical storm Arlene, the first major storm of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has climbed to at least 19, reports said.
      • TS Arlene made landfall on the Mexican coast at Cabo Rojo late last week with sustained winds of about 65mph, bringing up to 144mm of rain  (at Tamuin), and causing deadly flooding.
  • [July 6, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,715 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Somalia. The levels of malnutrition among young children fleeing Somalia’s drought are so high that thay are dying on their way to or within a day of arriving at relief camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, the UNHCR said. See Worst drought in living memory gripping Horn of Africa.
    • Sudan. Some 200 people drowned in the Red Sea when a boat carrying Sudanese migrants to Saudi Arabia sank off the coast of Sudan, reports said.
    • Mexico. Death toll from tropical storm Arlene, the first major storm of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season, has climbed to at least 22, reports said.
      • TS Arlene made landfall on the Mexican coast at Cabo Rojo late last week with sustained winds of about 65mph, bringing up to 144mm of rain  (at Tamuin), and causing deadly flooding.
      • Most of the deaths are said to have occurred from drowning.
    • Pennsylvania, USA.Township of Jackson has declared a state of emergency in the aftermath of Sunday’s torrential rains, which damaged many homes and destroyed roads and other infrastructure, reports said.
    • NSW, Australia. Strong winds have wreaked havoc across the Australian state of New south Wales, felling trees and  powerlines across the state and leaving tens of thousands of customers without power, reports said.
      • “Gales of up to 140km/h brought down trees, power lines and traffic lights, caused commuter chaos and delayed domestic arrivals at Sydney Airport.”
      • Two passenger trains were hit by falling trees injuring several people.
  • [July 7, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,714 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • British Columbia, Canada. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Peace River Regional District, B.C., Canada. The declaration comes 9 days after hundreds of homes were damaged by torrential rains and widespread flooding, a report said.
    • Kansas, USA. Gov. Sam Brownback has declared six more counties as disaster areas. They’re Rush, Barton, Hamilton, Kearney, Morton and Stanton counties. The proclamation now includes 45 counties. See also earlier entries.
  • [July 8, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,713 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • NSW, Australia. The NSW government has declared the Blue Mountains, Oberon, and the Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee shires as natural disaster areas, a report said.
      • “The severe wind in these areas has significantly damaged buildings, parks, reserves and critical infrastructure,” the Police Minister said.
      • “More than 11,500 houses in the Blue Mountains, southern highlands and south coast awoke on Thursday to freezing temperatures, 100km/h winds and no electricity,” said the report.
      • “The severe weather left areas such as Blackheath and Medlow Bath looking like a ‘war zone,’ a Blue Mountains councilor told AAP.”
    • Alabama, USA. The official death toll from the April 27 tornadoes that tore across Alabama has climbed to 243, a report said.
    • Sichuan Province, China. Continued torrential rain and widespread flooding have destroyed at least 10,000 homes in China’s Sichuan Province, a report said.
      • At least 170,000 people have been forced to relocate.
      • More than 50,000 hectares of farmland have been inundated.
      • Mudslides have blocked several highways.
      • About 14 people are dead or reported as missing.
    • Shaanxi Province, China. A major landslide in Lueyang County killed 18 people and injured several others. At least  200 people have been relocated, the report said.
    • Heilongjiang Province, China. “In northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, hailstorms lashed the city of Bei’an Wednesday night and Thursday morning, and destroyed 20,000 mu (1333 hectares) of crops, said Wang Deyou, deputy chief of the municipal Agriculture Bureau.” Source.
    • China. At least 279 people were killed and another 93 have been reported missing in June, 2011 as a result of China’s “natural disasters,” according to a government report. Some 260 of the deaths were caused by rainstorms and flooding, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs said.
      • At least 2 million people were relocated in June, the report added.
    • Bihar, India. At least 100 villages have been flooded in Bihar, India and hundreds of people forced to abandon their homes, a report said.
      • Most rivers in the region continue to rise threatening many more villages, officials said.
  • [July 9, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,712 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Arkansas, USA. The WH has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas because of severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that struck the state during the period of May 24-26, 2011.
    • New Mexico, USA. Gov. Martinez has declared a state of emergency for New Mexico, a report said.
      • “Martinez says that after a long drought and recent wildfires, conditions exist that could lead to increased flooding throughout New Mexico.”
    • Joplin, Missouri, USA. Death toll has climbed to 159 from the devastating EF-5 tornado that leveled Joplin on May 22, city officials said.
  • [July 10, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,711 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Minnesota, USA. Gov. Dayton has declared a state of emergency for 16 Minnesota counties because of the damage caused by July 1 storms 1 through that tore through the St. Cloud area, reports say. Counties included in the declaration are Anoka, Brown, Isanti, Kanabec, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Pine, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Scott, Stearns, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.
    • Oklahoma, USA. “Two major outbreaks of blue-green algae have been reported at Keystone Lake near Mannford and Cleveland, federal authorities said.” This is the fourth lake in Oklahoma to be affected by the algae in just over a week. The other 3 lakes are Grand Lake, Fort Gibson Lake and Lake Tenkiller (!)
    • Australia.  The outbreak of Hendra virus in Queensland has now reached the bordering state of New South Wales, a report said, as the cases of this rare infection continue to rise in the region.
  • [July 11, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,710 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. “Rescuers searching the wreck of a Russian cruise ship that sank in the Volga river on Sunday have recovered 53 bodies, bringing the confirmed death toll to at least 54 with over 50 others still missing feared drowned,” a report said.
    • Uttar Pradesh, India. Death toll in a train crash in northern India has climbed to at least 80 with more than 350 others injure,  reports said.
    • Seoul, S Korea.As the torrential rains continued to buffet Seoul and central Korea Monday, the death toll from flood-related incidents climbed to at least 12. Flooding and landslides have destroyed/damaged at least 350 homes, blocked dozens of roads and inundated about 40,000 hectares  of farmland, reports said.
      • Seoul has received at least 560 millimeters of rain  since the start of rainy season on June 22, about four times the seasonal average, the S. Korean weather agency said.
    • China. Up to 100 miners are trapped in 4 separate mines in China, some of them since July 1. Their fate was unknown, reports said.
    • Vietnam. Death toll from Typhoon Haima that struck  northern Vietnam last month has climbed to at least 19, with 14 others still missing and at least 65 people injured.
  • [July 12, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,709 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Idaho, USA. Gov Otter has added Teton County to  the current Idaho’s declaration of flood emergency list, which already includes Bingham, Jefferson and Madison Counties.
    • Illinois, USA. A line of severe thunderstorms (derecho), extending for about 550 miles and moving rapidly across northern Illinois and southern Lake Michigan, produced widespread wind damage in Chicago area.  In addition, the strong thunderstorm winds with this system generated a classic seiche event on the lake, NWS said.
    • Iowa, USA. “The storms responsible for [the above] event developed late Sunday into early Monday across Nebraska and western Iowa.  Overnight they produced extensive wind damage across much of Iowa.” NWS said.
    • Michigan, USA. “Severe weather struck West Michigan this morning. The weather blew through the area via two separate “bow echos”. A bow echo is a fast moving line of thunderstorms in which the middle part of the line surges ahead of the rest of the line, creating the look of a bow. The image below shows a bow echo moving onshore north of Muskegon and the second bow moving across northern Illinois. The second bow proved to be more destructive as it moved across southern Lower Michigan. Numerous reports of tree and power line damage were received. Sadly, one person lost his life in Cutlerville when a tree fell on the garage he was in.” (Source)
  • [July 13, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,708 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. The ethanol refiners in the U.S. are consuming more maize than livestock and poultry farmers, a report said. USDA says in the year to August 31 ethanol producers will have consumed 5.05bn bushels of corn, just over 40 per cent of last year’s harvest, against 5bn bushels used for animal feed and residual demand.
    • Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. The confirmed death toll from the sinking of “Bulgaria” cruise-ship in the Volga River has climbed to 100, a report said. Of the 208 people on board the vessel, 89 have reportedly survived.
  • [July 14, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,707 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Philippines. Death toll from flash floods and rainstorms in the southern Philippines has climbed to at least 43, officials said. Flash floods also killed more than 30 people in Davao City in June. Some 450,000 children in Mindanao are sheltering at evacuation centers. Affected communities are at risk of waterborne diseases and pneumonia, UNICEF country representative said.
    • Niagara Region, Canada. Death toll from an outbreak of C. difficile in Niagara Health System hospitals has climbed to 21, reports say.
    • California, USA. Imperial County has been declared a disaster area following major damage caused by thunderstorms last week, reports said.
    • Colorado, USA. Twelve Colorado counties have been declared as natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought and the governor is asking USDA to add 5 more the list, a report said.
      • “Fremont County was designated as a disaster area because of a freeze that hurt its apple crop. Hickenlooper wants Delta, Mesa and Montrose added because of damage to fruit crops.”
    • Illinois, USA. A state of emergency has been declared in Lake County after the damage caused by storms on Monday, reports said.
    • Ohio, USA. The WH has declared declared Ohio a major disaster because of the damage caused by severe storms and flooding between April 4 to May 15, 2011, a report said. Worst damaged counties are Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Clermont, Gallia, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hocking, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington
  • [July 15, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,706 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Iowa, USA. Marshall County has been declared a disaster area because of the storm that devastated parts of Central Iowa on Monday, a report said.
    • Pennsylvania, USA. The WH has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania because of the damage caused by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 25-28, 2011.
    • Ohio, USA. The WH has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Ohio because of the widespread damage caused by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 4 to May 15, 2011. The counties worst affected are Belmont, Guernsey, Jefferson, Monroe and Noble.
    • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, USA. The WH has declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico because of the damage caused by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides during the period of May 20 to June 8, 2011.
  • [July 16, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,705 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. Death toll from sinking of the Russian boat Bulgaria has climbed to 113, including 27 children, with 16 others still missing, reports said.
    • Ontario, Canada. Another death in Ontario’s Guelph General Hospital has raised the fatalities to 21 in the region’s  highly contagious outbreak of C. difficile, a report said.
    • Lagos, Nigeria. Death toll from flooding in Lagos has climbed to at least 30, with thousands of people displaced, reports said.
    • Russia. Russian government has declared a state of emergency in two regions as forest fires rage out of control, the state television reported.
    • Michigan, USA. Holland Mayor Dykstra has declared a state of emergency for the Tulip City because of Monday’s storms that caused widespread damage, a report said.
    • QLD, AUSTRALIA. More cases of hendra outbreaks have been reported in Queensland, as the authorities quarantine many farms in the region.
  • [July 17, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,704 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Wisconsin, USA. Milwaukee Inner city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) “is calling on all of its collaborative partners and the concerned citizens of Milwaukee to stand up and declare a “State of Emergency” in this city. Milwaukee is among the worst cities in the nation in segregation, poverty, unemployment, Black male unemployment, Black infant mortality rates, minority business ownership, Black male incarceration, education, and the list goes on and on,” a report said.
    • Nebraska, USA. Governor of Nebraska (Heineman) has requested the federal govt for a major disaster declaration for 29 counties because of tornado, severe storms and flood damage, reports said.
    • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Outbreaks of measles and cholera in parts of the DRC have killed more than 1,200 people, with thousands more infected, said an official of the UN-WHO.
      • “Since September 2010, 115,484 measles cases and 1,145 related deaths have been reported,” a WHO media and advocacy officer told IRIN.
      • “As of 8 July, 3,245 cholera cases had been reported with 192 deaths.” Source
    • Ethiopia. About 8.8 million people are at risk of malaria and 5 million of cholera in Ethiopia, a WHO spokesman said.
    • Horn of Africa. Drought across the Horn of Africa is affecting at least 11 million people in Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia, and has increased the risk of the spread of infectious diseases, especially polio, cholera and measles, the WHO said.
      • Two million children in Ethiopia are at risk of catching measles.
      • Ethiopian officials reported 17,584 measles cases and 114 deaths between January and June, 2011.
      • “Measles has also broken out in the sprawling Kenyan Dadaab camps, with 462 cases confirmed including 11 deaths,” UN-WHO said.
  • [July 18, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,703 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Scotland. “The worst flooding in many years” has caused severe damage in many parts of scotland.
      • The city of Perth (Peairt) experienced  a massive deluge, described by a resident as a “mini tsunami,” destroying homes and businesses, a report said.
      • In Inverness severe flash floods closed many roads, triggered a land slide and destroyed/damaged homes and businesses.
      • “Parts of the Highlands resembled a disaster zone yesterday as hundreds of sandbags were piled up in streets to combat flooding caused by more than 24 hours of heavy rainfall. “
      • There were also flash floods in Balerno, Edinburgh.
      • In Glasgow flooding affected many train services.
      • Further heavy rain forecast for the Moray Firth basin and Highland areas could cause further flooding.
  • [July 19, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,702 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Vietnam. A severe epidemic of highly contagious Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) has griped Vietnam. Some 17,000 cases of HFMD have been reported so far this year, a report said.
      • According to the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City at least 50 patients have died from the disease in South Vietnam this year, “tripling the death toll from the same period last year.
    • Vietnam. Dengue fever cases are on the rise in Vietnam. About 890 cases of eh infection were reported in June 2011, an increase of 370 cases over May.
      • “In the first six months of this year, 4,715 patients contracted dengue fever, double the figure during the same period last year. Two of them died,” a report said.
    • USA. Pine beetle infestation is the western U.S. is one of the worst ever in recorded history. According to various estimates about 6 million acres of trees have been infested.
      • “The USDA Forest Service estimates more than [4] million acres in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming are dramatically harmed by the mountain pine beetle outbreak.
  • [July 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,701 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Somalia. The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia because of the worst drought conditions in 5 decades, reports said.
    • Bolivia. The area along the border with Chile (Potosi) has been declared a disaster area because of extreme winter conditions, a report said. According to local reports, the heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years brought parts of the country to a standstill. At least 7,000 people have been stranded in potentially life threatening conditions.
  • [July 21, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,700 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Obama’s war on Afghanistan. From April to mid July 2011, special operations raids in Afghanistan has resulted in the killings of 834 Afghans, said a report.
    • USA. Death toll from the ongoing extreme heat in the United States has climbed to more than 61.  At least 22 more people have died as a result of the ongoing extreme heat in the past few days, NOAA said. The death toll was 39 on  July 13, 2011, UPI said.
    • Ohio, USA. Summit County in Ohio has declared a state of emergency after flood damage caused by the storms earlier this week, a report said.
    • Ontario, Canada. Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy is asking the provincial and federal governments to declare a state of emergency amid growing wildfires in the province, a report said. “More than 115 forest fires are raging across northwestern Ontario, and Beardy says thousands of residents are in immediate danger from the growing flames and dense smoke.”
    • Chile. The Chilean President has declared large parts of La Araucania in Chilean Patagonia  a disaster areas following  four days of continuous and intense snowfall which have left some areas buried under 9 feet of snow, a report said.
      • “The government has resolved to help those affected, especially those living in Lonquimay,” Chile’s president said. “We declare the zone a disaster area in order to give us greater tools to help our fellow Chileans.”
      • “In four days we have had four months worth of snowfall,” said Regional Governor Miguel Mellado. “We’ve got a very difficult situation here.”
      • The disaster declaration covers the following area: Lonquimay, Curralehue, Melipeuco, Curacautín, Pucón, Cunco, Vilcún and Villarrica, the report said.
      • It’s estimated that at least 6,500 people living in the disaster zone are currently isolated.
    • Tennessee, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee because of the widespread damage caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 18-24, 2011.
  • [July 22, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,699 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. Heat, Worsening Drought Kill Thousands of Cattle. At least 5,000 cattle have died from heat in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota, reports said.
    • Wyoming, USA. The WH today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Wyoming because of the damage caused by severe storms, flooding, and landslides during the period of May 18 to July 8, 2011.
    • New Hampshire, USA. The WH today declared a major disaster exists in the State of New Hampshire because of the damage caused by severe storms and flooding during the period of May 26-30, 2011.
    • Oregon, USA. Umatilla County in Eastern Oregon has been designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of crop failures caused by “unseasonably warm weather followed by frosts in February,”  a report said.
      • Hundreds of producers suffered significant losses to their apple and cherry crops, according to a report.
      • The declaration also applies to Grant, Morrow, Union and Wallowa counties.
    • Washington, USA. USDA has designated as natural disaster areas Benton, Columbia and Walla Walla counties in Washington, reports said.
    • NSW, Australia. The state government in NSW have declared the following as disaster areas: Lithgow, west of the Blue Mountains, Kiama on the south coast and the Illawarra city of Wollongong, reports said.
      • “These local government areas follow on the natural disaster declarations for the Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Oberon and Wingecarribee made on July 7.”
      • Sydney has already experienced a July rain total of 244mm, making it the wettest July since 1950, when 336mm fell. However, more rain is expected this month with another 9 days to go.
    • Alberta, Canada. The County of Barrhead in Alberta, Canada, has been declared an agricultural disaster area after more than 3,200 hectares of cropland were flooded, a report said.
      • “It’s the worst flooding in the area since 1986, said Reeve Bill Lee, when flood waters left more than to two centimetres of mud on top of valuable crops. The lost crops represent lost income,” said the report.
      • “For some of us, it’s been a real wreck,” Lee said. “Those fields they’ve been flooded, that’s it for the rest of the year. There’s no way of salvaging anything that’s been under water for that length of time.”
    • Saskatchewan, Canada. Residents of Montreal Lake and Timber Bay in Northern Saskatchewan have abandoned their homes following extensive flooding in the area,  reports said. Meanwhile, the chief of Montreal Lake has declared a state of emergency.
    • Oklahoma, USA. Gov. Mary Fallin has include all 77 Oklahoma counties in the emergency declaration, issued earlier this month, due to extreme drought and wildfires. The ongoing drought conditions are expected to worsen for the entire state, Fallin said.
  • [July 23, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,698 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Oslo, Norway. Dozens of people were killed in two apparently coordinated attacks in the Norway’s capital Oslo, and a youth holiday camp about 30 minutes from the capital. Despite attempts by discredited Murdoch media, including The Wall Street Journal, to blame the attacks on foreigners, the authorities said they had arrested  a 32-year-old Norwegian man in the shooting, reports said.
      • As of 11:00UTC the death toll from the two incidents had climbed to at least 91, with scores more injured in the attacks.
      • Ironically, had the perpetrator joined the Norwegian Army and killed that many children in Afghanistan, he would have most probably been decorated and sent home as a “war hero.” He might have even secured himself a Noble Prize, like the one which the Norwegian Nobel Committee presented to the War Vulture.
    • Dominican Republic. At least 11  more people died of cholera last week in Dominican Republic, pushing up the death toll to 87, the Health Ministry said.
    • USA. “Some U.S. soldiers returning from the Middle East have acquired constrictive bronchiolitis, a kind of lung damage virtually unknown in young adults, according to U.S. News & World Report.Source
      • “Respiratory disorders are emerging as a major consequence of service in southwest Asia,” said study author Dr. Matthew S. King, an assistant professor of pulmonary and critical care at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
      • “In addition to our study, there have been studies showing increases in asthma, obstructive lung disease, allergic rhinitis and a general increase in reports of respiratory symptoms,” he added. “Most of the patients say they can’t seem to catch their breath when exerting themselves.”
      • Anthony Szema, a physician and engineer at Stony Brook University in New York, has examined a soldier and found tiny complexes of titanium and iron in the man’s lungs, where metals can cause severe damage.” Said the report.
    • Ontario, Canada. The city of Kenora in NW Ontario has declared a State of Emergency, as it prepares to host some of the more than 3,000 evacuees from areas endangered by at least 100 wildfires raging across Northern Ontario, a report said.
    • Ohio, USA. Mayor of Barberton (Summit County, Ohio), has declared a state of emergency due to the damage caused by flooding which began 5 days ago, a report said.
  • [July 24, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,697 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Texas, USA. The entire state of Texas remains in drought, with more than 75%  in Exceptional Drought (D4), the worst drought category, US Drought Monitor said.
      • The region has already experienced 30 days of 100 degrees or higher in 2011.
      • “We don’t see any sign of rain coming in the next week and a half or so. We’re expecting a drier-than-normal August with above-normal temperatures,” Jessie Moore of the NWS at Fort Worth said.
      • Energy consumption for June was 5 percent higher than in 2010, according to  the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Peak demand for July 14 was a record-breaking 64,226 megawatts.
      • “Before this year, our highest peak in July was 63,400 megawatts, and we’ve surpassed that on three days,” Roark said.
      • Based on the available figures, FIRE-EARTH estimates that the mounting agricultural losses in Texas already exceed $2 billion this year.
  • [July 25, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,696 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Child Poverty, USA. “In the United States one in five children is poor and children are our poorest age group. In 2009, millions of children fell into poverty due to the economic downturn, an increase of almost 10 percent, the largest single year rise since 1960. Today, 15.5 million children are adrift in a sea of poverty,” a report said.
      • Meantime, the alchemist of death, the morally repugnant war vulture in the White House, is turning more of the nation’s borrowed money into bombs and bullets, liberating the children in Afghanistan, Libya … from their poverty.
  • [July 26, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,695 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Kentucky, USA. The WH has today declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Kentucky following the damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 19-23, 2011.
    • NSW, Australia. NATURAL disaster zones have been  declared across a further three regions in NSW as extreme  weather continued to pummel the state for the fifth consecutive day, a report said.
      • Kiama, Lithgow and Wollongong have been added to the list of disaster zones which already included Blue Mountains, Oberon, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee.
      • “Torrential rain, destructive winds and giant sea swells are compounding the misery for millions of coastal dwellers suffering through the wettest July since 1950.”
      • By Sunday local time, about 260mm of rain had fallen in Sydney’s CBD – the highest for July in 61 years, the report said.
    • China. The death toll from Saturday’s train crash has climbed to 39 after four more bodies were discovered in the wreckage, a report said.
      • At least 192 people are said to have been injured, some seriously.
    • Republic of Tatarstan. The final death toll from the sinking of a Russian cruise vessel on the Volga river has been confirmed at 122. The 80-m riverboat Bulgaria capsized and sank during a thunderstorm on July 10 near the village of Syukeyevo in the Republic of Tatarstan, a report said.
  • [July 27, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,694 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • South Korea. Up to two dozen have been killed in landslides in S. Korea after torrential rains deluged northern parts of the country triggering large landslides and destroying dozens of structures including 3 hotels in the mountain resort town of Chuncheon, reports said.
      • At least 422mm (17 inches) of rain has fallen in the capital Seoul in the  past 24 hours.
      • Most of the dead in Chuncheon were students.
    • Luzon, Philippines. At least 20 people were killed and about 650,000 others affected after  tropical storm Nock-Ten buffeted the eastern part of Luzon, Philippines, reports said. 
    • Sichuan, China. Tailings from a manganese plant have polluted a river, the main source of drinking water in Mianyang, a city in the southwestern province of Sichuan, a report said.
    • Pennsylvania, USA. The death toll from the region intense heat, one of the hottest on the 138-year record, has climbed to at least 18, a report said.
      • “Those numbers of deaths are really grossly underestimated,” according to a research professor at the University of Miami, the report said.
  • [July 28, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,693 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Illinois, USA. Death toll from heat wave in Cook County (Chicago area) has climbed to at least 17, reports said.
    • Oklahoma, USA. The state’s official heat death toll has climbed to at least ten, with more than 100 others admitted to hospitals because of heat-related injuries, reports said.
    • Luzon, Philippines. Death toll from tropical storm Nock-Ten ["Juaning"] has climbed to at least 38, with 27 more people reported as missing.
      • The storm has also displaced about 750,000 people in  northern Philippine provinces of Ilocos, Central Luzon and Bicol, reports said.
    • South Korea. Death toll from S. Korea’s epic flooding and landslides has climbed to at least 58, with more than a dozen people reported as missing.
  • [July 29, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,692 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • USA. In the first six months of this year the United States experienced 6 weather related ‘Mega Disasters‘ each causing more than $1billion damage.
      • Total cost of damage for the period is estimated at $32billion, NOAA said.
      • The record for Mega Disasters in a single year is 9, which was set in 2008.
    • Ukraine.  An explosion at a mine in Lugansk region, eastern Ukraine, has left at least 26 people dead or missing, the authorities have said.
    • Missouri, USA. The May 22 Joplin tornado has claimed another life bringing the official death toll to 160, a report said.
    • Minnesota, USA. The WH has today declared a major disaster exists in the state of Minnesota following the damage caused by tornadoes, severe storms, and widespread flooding between July 1 and 11.  The declaration covers 14 counties and one tribe.
  • [July 30, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,691 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Kansas, USA. The WH has today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas following the damage caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 19 to June 4, 2011.
      • The declaration covers counties of Barton, Clay, Cloud, Hamilton, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Mitchell, Morton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, and Washington.
    • S. Korea. Death toll from flooding and mudslides in S. Korea has climbed to at least 67, with dozens more injured, reports say. Up to a thousand people have lost their homes.
      • About a dozen landmines have been pushed down Wumyeon Mountain near southern Seoul, according to defense  ministry officials.
    • N. Korea. “Thousands of dwelling houses and hundreds of industrial establishments, schools and public buildings were destroyed,” the offiicla Korean Central news Agency has said.
    • Sudan. Death toll in eastern Sudan’s severe flooding has climbed to at least 2, the International Red Cross has said. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, a report said.
      • “The government’s humanitarian agency said on Sunday that 700 houses had collapsed and 70% of the city of Kassala, 400 kilometers east of Khartoum, had been flooded, leaving 80% of the population homeless.”
      • “The Red Cross estimates there are 450,000 inhabitants in Kassala, plus 60,000 internally displaced people from neighboring rural areas due to the civil conflicts and 24,000 refugees from Eritrea.”
    • Philippines. Death toll from storm Nock-Ten ["Juaning"]  has climbed to at least 50, with 25 others reported as missing, a report said.
  • [July 31, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,690 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
    • Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A rubella  (German measles) epidemic has killed 1,145 children in DRC since January, the UNOCHA mission in Kinshasa was reported as saying. The epidemic “has already infected 115,600 children and killed 1,145″ between January and June 2011, reports said.
    • Ethiopia. Ethiopia has reported about 18,000 cases of measles as of June 2011, with at least 120 deaths.
    • Ukraine. Death toll from double mine explosions in eastern Ukraine has climbed to 36 people, the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry reported.
    • Zimbabwe (Pop: 12.5 million) is now ranked 169 out of 169 on the Human Development Index, UNOCHA reported.
      • “Cholera, measles, malaria and typhoid outbreaks continue to strain the already weak health-care system.”
      • The average life expectancy is 41 years, the report said.

[NOTE: This listing is by no means exhaustive.]

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One Response to “2011 Disaster Calendar – July”

  1. rose said

    You know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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