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Super Typhoon Headed Towards Taiwan, Okinawa

Posted by feww on September 25, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,268 Days Left

[September 25, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,268 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

JELAWAT Intensifies to a Super Typhoon with 265kph Winds

Super Typhoon JELAWAT, described as “violent,” is currently packing maximum sustained winds of about 265 kilometer  per hour (kph), with wind gusts exceeding 325 kph, moving NNW in the Philippines Sea at forward speeds of about 12kph.

  • The Super Storm could top maximum sustained winds of 280kph in the next 12 hours, according to models.


SUPER TYPHOON JELAWAT  – Vis/IR Sat Image.  Source: CIMSS

Other Disasters, Significant Events

  • California, USA. A wildfire 50 miles east of San Diego has destroyed at least 3 dozen buildings including 20 houses, threatening more homes and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate.
    • At least a dozen other homes have reportedly been damaged by the fire.
    • The 3,000-acre blaze may have started in Mexico, officials said.
  • Philippines Sea. Typhoon EWINIAR (TY 19W), currently positioned NNW of Mariana Islands, is heading north towards Tokyo, Japan with sustained winds of about 75kph.

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JELAWAT Intensifies

Posted by feww on September 24, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,269 Days Left

[September 24, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,269 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Typhoon JELAWAT Could Become a Super Storm

Details @ 00:01 UTC , September 24, 2012

  • Location:  About 13.0°N, 128.4°E, 475km East of Legaspi City, Philippines
  • Max Sustained Winds: 180 km/h
  • Max Wind Gusts: 220 km/h
  • Forward Movement and Speed:  NNW,  7 km/h


Typhoon JELAWAT (‘LAWIN’) – Vis/IR Sat Image.  Source: CIMSS

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The Big Smoke

Posted by feww on September 23, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,270 Days Left

[September 23, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,270 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

U.S. Wildfires Prompt Air Quality Alerts

Hundreds of wildfires across the Midwest, Northwestern and Southern U.S. prompt Red Flag Warnings, air quality alerts and more evacuation orders.


Current Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Analysis – NOAA/NESDIS


Map of Analyzed Fires from Satellite Data – NESDIS

See also Washington state health provides thousands of respirators as Wildfire smoke worsens

Other Disasters

  • Alabama, USA. The White House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama following the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac during the period of August 26 to September 5, 2012.

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Massive Wildfires Raging in Washington Threaten to Merge into ‘Monster Blaze’

Posted by feww on September 22, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,271 Days Left

[September 22, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,271 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Washington, USA.  Several wildfires burning in Central Washington are threatening to merge into a ‘monster blaze,’ authorities said.

  • About 1,150 homes are threatened by two of the fires, the Table Mountain Fire and Wenatchee River Complex, which have forced at least 2,000 people to evacuate.
  • The largest fire, the Wenatchee Complex, has grown to about 70 square miles, threatening about 500 homes and other structures.
    • “The Wenatchee Complex is the result of an extensive, severe lightning storm which occurred the evening of Saturday, September 9, 2012. Lightning strikes were reported to have started [hundreds of] individual fires.” Inciweb reported.
  • Table Mountain Fire is threatening about 650 homes.
  • Fueled by warm temperatures, very low humidity and winds, the fires have so far consumed about 140 square miles on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range.
  • Smoke from the fires is causing hazardous air quality in Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Spokane, Pullman, Clarkston and elsewhere across the state.
  • A total of about 5,000 fire and emergency personnel are deployed.


Current Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Analysis – NOAA/NESDIS


Map of Analyzed Fires from Satellite Data – NESDIS

Utah, USA. Gov. Herbert has declared a state of emergency in Santa Clara after flooding caused extensive damage to homes and businesses.

  • Santa Clara is located about 270 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Florida. Federal government has denied a request by the Florida Gov. to declare the state a presidential major disaster area following the damage caused by Hurricane ISAAC late August.

  • The storm reportedly caused about $40million damage across 7 counties in Florida, especially Palm Beach.

Alaska.  Alaska’s governor has declared a state disaster for communities worst-hit by recent storms, forcing residents in Talkeetna area to evacuate, a report said.

  • “Flooding is causing problems over a wide swath of Alaska, from Talkeetna, near the base of Mount McKinley in the Mat-Su Borough, to the port town of Seward, 175 miles to the south on the Kenai Peninsula.”

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Disaster Calendar – 2 September 2012

Posted by feww on September 1, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,291 Days Left

[September 2, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,291 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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United States

  • Red Flag Warnings: Strong winds and low humidity creating critical fire weather conditions across the northern Rockies as well as the northern and central Great Plains, said NOAA.

Europe

  • Unemployment across the 17-nation eurozoneclimbed to a record 18 million in July, according to the EU statistics agency.
    • The 18,002,000 jobless total was the highest since records began in 1995.
    • Highest increases occurred in Greece (16.8% to 23.1%), Spain (21.7% to 25.1%) and Cyprus (7.7% to 10.9%).
    • The eurozone countries are Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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

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Disaster Calendar – 30 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 31, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,294 Days Left

[August 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,294 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Louisiana and Mississippi. Torrential rain dumped by Hurricane ISAAC, now downgraded to a tropical depression, threatened to burst Lake Tangipahoa Dam in Mississippi, forcing evacuation of about 60,000 people in Louisiana and Mississippi, leaving large areas flooded and more than a million without power, reports said.

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Disaster Calendar – 20 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 20, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,304 Days Left

[August 20, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,304 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Disaster Calendar – 19 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 19, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,305 Days Left

[August 19, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,305 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Disaster Calendar – 18 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 18, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,306 Days Left

[August 18, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,306 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Disaster Calendar – 6 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,318 Days Left

[August 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,318 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

  • Tennessee, USA.  Gov Haslam has declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Tennessee following Sunday’s flooding rains.
    • Rep. Matthew Hill has submitted a formal request to Gov. Haslam asking that Washington County and Johnson City be declared disaster areas, reports said.
  • Arkansas. Gov Beebe has declared a state of emergency due to Arkansas’s severe drought, as ranchers feed supplies continue running critically low.
    • The declaration authorizes issuance of special permits to transport round bales of hay on controlled highways for 30 days, reports said.

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

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Disaster Calendar – 5 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 5, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,319 Days Left

[August 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,319 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

  • UK.  Landslide and flooding triggered by torrential rain have hit parts of southwest England, Wales and the Scottish borders.
  • Canary Islands, Spain.  Wildfires raged across western Spain and on the Canary Islands on Sunday forcing the authorities to evacuate hundreds of people.
  • Louisiana, USA.  Louisiana governor has declared a state of emergency to respond to the threats caused by sink holes in Assumption Parish, and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the area.
  • Idaho, USA.  A major blaze caused by lightning has consumed about 34 square miles in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho and continues growing.

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

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Disaster Calendar – 4 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 4, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,320 Days Left

[August 4, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,320 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

  • North Korea. Recent flooding in N. Korea has left about 600 people dead or missing, according to official media.
    • Torrential rains triggered severe flooding throughout July, destroying or damaging thousands of homes, schools, hospitals, factories and other public infrastructure, inundating tens of thousands of hectares of crops and leaving about quarter a million people homeless.
    • The floods have contaminated drinking water in the affected areas and exacerbated the country’s food shortages.

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

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Disaster Calendar – 3 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 3, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,321 Days Left

[August 3, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,321 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

  • China. Up to  a million people evacuated as Typhoons Saola and Damrey strike east China.  Typhoon Damrey, the 10th typhoon of the year, struck east China’s Jiangsu province, while Typhoon Saola targeted  Fujian province with rainstorms, punching gale force winds and forcing about a million people to evacuate their homes. Up to a third of a million people have since been relocated.
    • The storms also affected Shandong and Zhejiang provinces.

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

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Disaster Calendar – 2 August 2012

Posted by feww on August 2, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,322 Days Left

[August 2, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,322 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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

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Disaster Calendar – 31 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 31, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,324 Days Left

[July 31, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,324 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

  • India.   One of the world’s worst blackouts left nearly seven hundred million people in India (pop: ~1.2 billion) without electricity on Tuesday as grids collapsed for the second time in two days.
    • The blackouts extended more than 3,000km, from India’s western border with Pakistan to its eastern border with Burma.

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

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A Note to Our Readers…

Posted by feww on July 29, 2012

Disaster Calendar – 29 July 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,326 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH NOTICE
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[July 29, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,326 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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

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Disaster Calendar – 28 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 28, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,327 Days Left

[July 28, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,327 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Ethiopia.  Renewed ethnic clashes in Moyale area, Ethiopia have left at least 2 dozen people dead and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. At least 20,000 people have crossed into Kenya to escape the slaughter, the Kenyan Red Cross said.
  • N. Korea. Rainstorms and flooding in North Korea has left more than 200 people dead or injured, and more than 60,000 people homeless according to reports quoting state-run KCNA news agency.
  • Uganda. Ebola virus has killed more than a dozen people and infected about a dozen others in Uganda, reports said.

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Disaster Calendar – 26 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 26, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,329 Days Left

[July 26, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,329 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

The extreme weather events triggered by anthropogenic climate change have a four-prong impact on humans over the next 50 months. FIRE-EARTH models forecast:

1. Food production:

  • Average decline of 22% in the global agricultural output
  • Loss of topsoil and worsening of soil quality
  • Rapid Climate Change & Extreme Weather Events
    • Drought and Deluge
    • Extremes of Temperature
    • Heatwaves and Late Frosts
    • Desertification and Dust Storms
  • Crop Pests
  • Increases in the size and occurrence of dead zones
  • Large decline in marine food sources

2. Spread of Disease

  • Substantial increases in the spread of diseases
    • Vector borne
    • Air borne
    • Water borne
    • Food borne
  • Superbugs:  Emergence of resistant bacteria, especially MDR bacteria
  • Resurgence of killer infectious diseases
  • Increases in the spread of human immunodeficiency viruses
  • Significant decline in air quality (and corresponding increase in chronic respiratory diseases)
  • Other viral diseases
  • Massive rises in mental illnesses

3. Physical Safety

Major increases in the number of deaths and injuries, as well as large scale displacements due to the loss of shelter and livelihood caused by extreme weather and geophysical events including:

  • Tornadoes
  • Hurricanes
  • Storms and Extreme Weather
  • Climate Change
  • Extreme Rain Events
  • Flash Flooding
  • Drought and Deluge
  • Landslides
  • Extremes of Temperature
  • Deforestation
  • Wildfires
  • Loss of “Seasons”
  • Earthquakes*
  • Tsunamis*
  • Volcanic activity*
  • Nuclear Incidents
  • Oil Spills
  • Chemical and Biological Threats
  • Poisoned and Polluted Environment (Air, Water and Soil pollution)
  • Ozone Depletion  (Ozone Holes)

4. The Combined Effect

Social upheavals, regional conflicts and wars caused by mass migrations and scarcity of basic resources resulting from the combined effects of the above, as well as other mechanisms.

 

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

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 24 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 24, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,331 Days Left

[July 24, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,331 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

The First Wave of World’s Collapsing Cities has already started.

In the worst case scenario, the first wave of world’s cities will begin to collapse by as early as 2012. “The collapse would be caused by a combination of failing ecosystems, human-enhanced environmental catastrophes; failing infrastructure; food, water and fuel shortages; infectious disease; war, civil conflict and other dynamics. Following the first phase of collapse, massive waves of human migration from the affected areas create a domino effect that causes the collapse of the remaining population centers shortly after.”  EDRO Forecast dated September 21, 2007


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Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 22 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 22, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,333 Days Left

[July 22, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,333 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Disaster Calendar – 21 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 21, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,334 Days Left

[July 21, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,334 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Italy Declares State of Emergency in EQ Zone

Posted by feww on May 23, 2012

Aftershocks continue to rattle NE Italy; govt declares a 60-day state of emergency

About 5,000 people spent the night outdoors in parked cars or tent cities erected by the authorities, as the Italian government declared a 60-day state of emergency in NE region of the country covering areas around Bologna, Ferrara and Modena, where hundreds of businesses and thousands of workers have been affected.

  • The quake killed at least 7 people and left dozens injured.
  • At least 5,000 people were made homeless.
  • Many homes as well as hundreds of businesses, small factories, warehouses, medieval churches, towers and castles have been damaged or destroyed.
  • Many cows and other farm animals were killed in collapsed stables.
  • Damage to the agriculture sector is estimated at more than 300 million euros [$380 million.]

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Nevada, USA.A fast-moving wildfire which was threatening up to 200 homes in an area near the Nevada-California border has consumed at least a dozen homes.
    • The fire has consumed about 4,000 acres in Douglas County, reports said.
    • Wildfires in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico have  consumed at least 120km² so far this year, and forced the residents of several small towns to evacuate.
  • Azerbaijan. A magnitude 5.6 earthquake which struck southwestern Azerbaijan areas of  Zaqatala and Gakh on May 7, 2012, has injured scores of people, damaged or destroyed more than 7,000 building and left about  7,000 families homeless,  reports said.

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Dozens Dead or Missing after Storm Batters NW China

Posted by feww on May 11, 2012

Deadly storm leaves a trail of destruction in Gansu province, NW China

Extreme Weather has left more than 60 people dead or missing in Minxian County in Gansu Province, affecting tens of thousands of people and forcing about 3,000 people to flee their homes.

The storm, which lasted only about an hour, left a trail of destruction in 17 of the county’s 18 towns and many villages, dumping up to 70mm of rain, reports said.

Torrential rains and hail caused flash floods unleashing torrents of mud which destroyed homes, farmland and infrastructure.


Villager stands next to the remains of his house destroyed by hail and torrential rains in Minxian County in northwest China’s Gansu Province, May 11, 2012. The death toll has climbed to 24 and 37 people remain missing after hail and torrential rains battered Minxian County in Gansu Province on Thursday, the local government said Friday. The natural disaster on Thursday has affected 36,000 people in Minxian County, forcing the area to be evacuated of 2,183 local residents. Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, and farmland was destroyed by the extreme weather, according to state and local disaster relief agencies. (Xinhua/Nie Jianjiang). More images …

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Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 28 April 2012

Posted by feww on April 28, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,418 Days Left

[28 April 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,418 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 27 April 2012

Posted by feww on April 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,419 Days Left

[27 April 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,419 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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