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

Archive for November 28th, 2011

Violent Storm Triggers Calgary’s Municipal Emergency Plan

Posted by feww on November 28, 2011

Southern Alberta buffeted by gale-force winds, as large grass fire forces hundreds to evacuate

Dozens of buildings were damaged as strong winds uprooted trees, blew out windows and spread debris around downtown Calgary. The winds also caused several vehicles to overturn along Highway 2, and fueled a large fire northeast of Nanton.

Disaster Calendar 2011 – November 28

[November 28, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,570 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Alberta, Canada. Dozens of buildings were damaged as strong winds uprooted trees, blew out windows and spread debris around downtown Calgary. The winds also caused several vehicles to overturn along Highway 2, and fueled a large fire northeast of Nanton since last Tuesday, which forced hundreds to evacuate their homes.
    • “Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation closed portions of Fish Creek Provincial Park because of tree damage and public risk of power lines falling down,” said a report.
    • Strong winds have been wreaking havoc in southern Alberta from Okotoks to the American border since Tuesday.

Other Global Disasters

  • Indonesia. A 720-meter bridge linking the towns of Tenggarong and Samarinda in East Kalimantan province in central Indonesia collapsed killing at least 13 people and leaving dozens more missing, presumed dead. The bridge over the Mahakam river in central Indonesia was built to resemble SF’s Golden Gate Bridge.
    • About 2 dozen others were injured in the incident, 10 of them critically.
  • Indonesia. The recorded number of HIV/AIDS patients in Indonesia (population: 240 million) has climbed to at least 200,000.
  • Yunnan Province, SW China.  The SW China province of Yunnan registered about 84,000 HIV carriers and AIDS patients as of the end of l2010, one of the worst among Chinese provinces or regions, a report said.
  • Global. At least 34 million people around the world had HIV in 2010, up from 33.3 million in 2009, the UNAIDS reported.
    • Some 2.7 million new HIV infections were reported worldwide in 2010.
    • About two-thirds of new HIV infections in 2010, and more than a third of AIDS-related deaths, occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

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