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The Chances Are…

Posted by feww on September 13, 2013

If Homo sapiens sapiens couldn’t get their act together in 200,000 years…

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 911 Days Left

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

FIRE-EARTH Population Models show mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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Shanghai Sets Yet Another Record High Temp.

Posted by feww on August 7, 2013

Shanghai issues a fifth red alert for heat, as city sets a new record high of 40.8ºC

Having experienced its hottest July on record, Shanghai set a record-high temperature of 40.6ºC on July 26. That record was broken today, when the mercury soared to a new high of 40.8ºC (105.5ºF), said  a report.

The city also set a new record for the number of consecutive hot days in July, with temperatures exceeding 38ºC for eight straight days.

The heat is expected to persist in Shanghai until Sunday, forecasters said.

The heat wave is reportedly the worst to hit China in 140 years, leaving scores of people dead.

Among the effects of the scorching summer heat has been a rise in demand for ambulances. “Ambulances are being dispatched 1,000 times a day, while on extremely hot days it’s more than 1,100 times,” said Shanghai Medical Emergency Center.

Severe Drought Continues to Spread in SW China

Meantime, a severe drought continues to spread across southwest China affecting at least 15.11 million people in one province alone.

Drought in southwest China’s Guizhou province, which began mid-June, has spread to 27 counties, leaving 13 areas severely affected, said the Guizhou Provincial Government.

Drought has affected tens of millions of people in southern, southwestern, eastern and central China, leaving millions of people and livestock short of drinking water, and damaging or destroying millions of hectares of crops.

Mining every last drop of water

mining every last drop of water
Original caption: Villagers search for water in a karst cave at Shimen Village of Songtao County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Aug. 6, 2013. A lingering drought has left about 2.25 million people short of drinking water in the province. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu). More images…

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Original caption: Farmers prepare to dig a well on the dried riverbed in Shitingzi Township of Qidong County, central China’s Hunan Province, Aug. 1, 2013. As of July 31, lingering droughts have affected many parts in Hunan. Nearly 1.29 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water, and a total of 786,000 hectares of farmland is damaged by the drought. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao). More images…

Farmers fear for crops as S. China drought drags on

china drought aug 2013
Original caption. Photo taken on Aug. 2, 2013 shows a dried corn in Baji Village of Zunyi County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province. Lingering droughts in Guizhou have affected more than 12 million people. Over 2 million people lack adequate supplies of drinking water, and a total of 12.7 million mu (about 847,300 hectares)of farmland is damaged by the drought. (Xinhua/Yang Ying). More images…

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Disaster Calendar: August 6, 2013

Posted by feww on August 6, 2013

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Climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto primordial tracks: FIRE-EARTH Models

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

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 949 Days Left

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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The Funny Thing Is …

Posted by feww on June 29, 2013

Extreme heat wave in western U.S. severely affects journalistic integrity globally !

We’ve been advised yet another one of FIRE-EARTH forecasts, World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year, posted on June 5, 2013 has become the “property” of Cabal News Network and a dozen other news/weather websites in the U.S., U.K. and even Australia as of Friday June 28, 2013.

The forecast followed an earlier one titled U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell? posted on January 31, 2013.

The FIRE-EARTH weather/climate forecasts, which have been readily adopted and plagiarized by others since 2007,  form parts of the big picture that the same models have helped project the Disaster Calendar:

DISASTER CALENDARJune 29, 2013 SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:

987 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human History

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

[NOTE: For the record, there are NO models, systems or means of forecast currently available on this planet, other than the FIRE-EARTH Models, that could predict weather/ climatic events so far in advance.]

Sun Tzu
Never has a proverb been so literally true as the following attributed to Sun Tzu [Sun Wu] ~ “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – June 11, 2013

Posted by feww on June 11, 2013

Hundreds Dead or Injured in Iraq Since Monday

At least 70 people have been killed and more than 200 others injured across Iraq with car bombs, suicide belts, IEDs and gun battles since Monday, reports said.

The latest incidents bring the violence-related death toll in Iraq to about 200, so far this month, and nearly 2,000 since April.

-oOo-

Disaster Declared in Nowata County, Oklahoma

Nowata County in Oklahoma has been declared a disaster area due to the losses and damage caused by recent storms, said a report.

-oOo-

Diabetes death rate at record high in NYC

The number of  diabetes-related deaths in NYC in 2011 climbed to a record high of  5,695, in 2011, the New York City Health Department reported.

  • Since 1990, the diabetes related death rate in New York City has almost  doubled, climbing from 6.0 percent in 1990 to 10.8 percent of all deaths in 2011.
  • At least 16 New Yorkers die from diabetes-related causes each day.

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Severe Weather Could Hit  Parts of Northern, Central Plains and Upper Midwest

The NWS Storm Prediction Center Forecast

… risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the northern and central Plains and into the Upper Midwest. The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds, though there is a risk of very large hail, as well as tornadoes across parts of north-central and northwest Nebraska into the Black Hills.

-oOo-

DISASTER CALENDARJune 11, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,005 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,005 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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DISASTER Diary – May 20, 2013

Posted by feww on May 20, 2013

88 Killed, more than 150 injured in Iraq shooting and bombing attacks

At least nine bomb explosions ripped through predominantly Shia districts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, killing dozens of people and wounding over 130 others, reports said.

Two car bombs hit the predominantly Shia city of Basra in southern Iraq also on  Monday, killing at least 13 and injuring 40 others.

Meantime, the authorities found the bodies of 13 people kidnapped on Saturday in a desert in Anbar Province with bullet wounds to their heads and chests. At least 6 of the victims were policemen.

The death toll from Iraqi violence exceeded 200, with hundreds of others injured.

April was the deadliest month in Iraq since 2008, as bombing attacks and shootings killed more than 700 people and injured at least 1,600 others across the country, said the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the deadliest province, with at least 211 killed and about 500 injured, UNAMI reported.

-oOo-

DISASTER CALENDARMay 20, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,027 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,027 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Rising Temperatures, Red Flag Warnings and Erupting Volcanoes

Posted by feww on May 18, 2013

Max Temp Forecast for Contiguous US – Sunday May 19, 2013

During the first 17 days of May some 21 maximum temperature records were broken and 8 others tied, according to National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

us max temps

US Weather Forecast: Significant Severe Weather Forecast in the Plains Saturday through Monday

The Storm Prediction Center is predicting a moderate risk of severe weather from western Oklahoma to southwest Nebraska today. Damaging winds, very large hail and significant tornadoes are all possible. Significant severe weather is also possible Sunday and Monday in the Plains. —NWS

Meantime, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect in parts of Alaska.

Red Flag Warning in 5 States

Red Flag Warnings are in effect in parts of five states—New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas—due to strong winds and critically low humidities, NWS reported.

Pavlof and Cleveland Volcanoes Continue Erupting

Pavlof Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Continuous steam, ash, and gas clouds to as high as 20,000 ft. above sea level, carried downwind to the northeast, east, and southeast as much as 100 km…  Seismicity remains elevated with near continuous tremors recorded… “A light ashfall was reported the evening of May 14 in a mining camp 80 km northeast of the volcano,” AVO reported.

“Although the activity to date has been characterized by relatively low-energy lava fountaining and gas emission, more energetic explosions could occur without warning at any time that could place ash clouds above 20,000 ft.”

Cleveland Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Cleveland Volcano’s continued activity over the past week is marked by energetic steam plumes and high surface temperatures, AVO reported. “Re-analysis of earlier images revealed that a small lava flow had breached the southeast rim of the summit crater and extended up to about 1.5 km down the flank.”

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

South China Flooding and Landslides, Leave 70 People Dead or Missing, Affect Millions

Severe flooding triggered by extreme rain events in southern China has left at least 55 people dead and 14 others missing.

  • Up to 400mm of rain since Tuesday has triggered widespread flooding affecting millions of people in 10 provinces across southern China.
  • Flooding has destroyed thousands of homes and tens of thousands of hectares of crops.

[China has 34 administrative divisions including 23 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special administrative regions.]

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DISASTER CALENDARMay 18, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,029 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,029 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events Headlines – 17 April 2013

Posted by feww on April 17, 2013

China H7N9 avian flu: 77 cases, 16 deaths

At least 14 new cases of H7N9 avian influenza and two additional fatalities in Shanghai were reported by the Chinese authorities, raising the total number of infection to 77, and the death toll to 16, as of posting.

Some 30 cases including 11 fatalities have been reported in Shanghai, 20 infections including 2 deaths in Jiangsu Province, and 21 cases including two deaths in Zhejiang Province. Anhui Province has reported three cases with one death; while Beijing reported one infection so far; and Henan Province has revealed 2 cases, the report said.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Iran-Pakistan Border Earthquake Update

  • Quake depth revised to 82 km (51.0 miles) by USGS/EHP .

The 7.8Mw quake shook a vast region for 40 seconds. Tremors were felt throughout Middle-East, including Oman, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain capital Manama, as well as Pakistan, shaking buildings in  Islamabad and Karachi, Afghanistan and Northern India, including the capital New Delhi.

The quake killed dozens of people, injuring hundreds more and destroying at least 1,500 homes including many mud-houses in one Pakistani town alone.

earthquake damage
The quake destroyed this house in Panjgur, Pakistan, some 238km away from the epicenter. Source: EMSC

“A local health official in Iran told the Fars news agency that more than 20 villages were probably ‘severely damaged,’ based on initial reports.” http://www.nation.com.pk/

  • “Crisis management authorities declared a state of emergency in the quake-hit area, Iran’s official news agency IRNA said, but so far there have been no confirmed deaths on the Iranian side.”
  • “The head of Iran’s Red Crescent rescue corps said communications to the stricken areas have been cut.”

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Officials have declared Minnehaha County, South Dakota, a disaster area, following the losses and damage caused by violent storm last week, said a report.

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DISASTER CALENDARApril 17, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,060 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,060 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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‘Catastrophic Losses’ of Animals Feared due to UK Spring Snow

Posted by feww on March 26, 2013

Many animals dead or dying in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: NFU

The late snow has hit the UK during lambing season, making it impossible for hundreds of farmers to get to their animals.

Many animals are already dead or dying, said a NI farmer. “There are hundreds of farmers who have sheep buried.”

“Road conditions are just incredibly bad. There’s places where the snow at the side of the road is higher than the vehicles. It’s coming late in a very, very tough winter – it’s just putting the tin hat on it for many of us,” said another farmer.

There are fears of “catastrophic losses,” with thousands of animals buried on the Isle of Man, where the recent snowfall was reportedly the heaviest recorded in 50 years.

Southern Scotland has been the worst affected region, with many animals trapped, and no way of getting food to them, said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland.

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DISASTER CALENDARMarch 26, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,082 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,082 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Hungary Declared a Disaster Area amid ‘Unprecedented’ Snowstorm

Posted by feww on March 16, 2013

Hungary deploys tanks as deadly snowstorm paralyzes Eastern Europe

Hungarian government has declared the country a disaster area, sending in tanks to rescue thousands of motorists trapped in snow.

  • The Interior Minister has described the disaster as “unprecedented in Hungary.”
  • The deadly snowstorm has also struck parts of the Balkans, Belarus, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia, reports said.
  • At least 12,000 people from more than 5,000 vehicles have so far been rescued and taken to temporary shelters, the Hungarian Prime Minister told reporters.
  • “The situation is particularly difficult and serious on the M1 motorway near the town of Babolna where there is a wall of snow, spanning 12 km (7 miles) with some gaps, and due to the strong winds even the deployment of helicopters is difficult,” he said.
  • At least a dozen people have so far been killed in weather-related incidents.
  • More than  1,000  towns and villages are without electricity throughout the region.
  • Heavy rain has hit parts of Bosnia, Kosovo and Serbia, said a report.

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March 16, 2013  DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,092 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,092 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 16, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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Millions Affected by Extreme Rain Events in Andes

Posted by feww on February 10, 2013

Torrential Rains, flooding and landslides affect 5 million people in South America

Extreme rain events  in the Andean region along the Pacific coast side of South America have affected about 5 million people, leaving at least 10 dead, and thousands of others displaced.

Chile

Extreme rain events  in the Andean region of Chile have triggered landslides near San Jose de Maipo causing fresh water shortages in the capital, Santiago, affecting more than 4 million people.

  • The landslides contaminated two major rivers that supply the city’s water plants.
  • In January, another contamination of the river Maipo left about 4 million people in the Chilean capital without water.

Peru

The government has declared a state of emergency following severe flooding in the southern city of Arequipa, where tens of thousands of people were left without electricity and drinking water.

  • Extreme weather dumped  the equivalent of three months of rain in about seven hours, Peru’s meteorological service  reported.
  • “It’s a record of records. There are no records of an event of this magnitude,” the Andina news agency quoted an official as saying.
  • Up to a 100,000 people have been affected by extreme weather.

Bolivia

Torrential rains and flooding throughout most of Bolivia have destroyed homes, crops and infrastructure, affecting about 20,000 people.

Other Events

Flooding in Madagascar

“In Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone Felleng caused the deaths of 9 people, affected 4,958 people, and displaced 1,303 people, all of whom have since returned to their homes. Furthermore, an estimated 162 houses were totally destroyed, 54 partially destroyed, and 670 houses flooded.” UN OCHA reported.

Flooding in Malawi

In southern Malawi more than 33,000 people have been displaced due to flooding, which has left many without shelter or clothing. “Crops have been destroyed, while over 20 schools have been disrupted, affecting thousands of children.” UN OCHA reported.

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DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,126 Days Left 

[February 10, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,126 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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NE Storm Forecast to Hit NY-NJ Region

Posted by feww on November 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 Days Left 

[November 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,222 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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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

New storm projected to pass near NJ disaster coastline Wednesday

Mandatory evacuation order has been issued for low lying areas in Brick Township, N.J.

A nor’easter is expected to bring winds of 60-70 mph, several  inches of rain, which would trigger flooding along the coast line, and 4-6 inches of snow to Pennsylvania and New York, forecasters said.


U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Nov. 6, 2012)

“Prepare for more outages!” NWS has warned residents in the region. “Stay indoors. Stock up again.”

  • SANDY  claimed more than 100 lives in 10 states.
  • About 1.5 million customers in New York state and NJ are still without power, a week after the storm.
  • More than 34,000 of the residents displaced by SANDY are currently housed in hotels and motels in the two states.

NSW, Australia

  • Three local government areas in NWS, Australia have been declared natural disaster zones following a massive fire that has been raging in northern NSW for two weeks, reports said.
    • The 51,000-hectare blaze has consumed large swaths of national parks, state forests and private land across Armidale Dumaresq, Walcha and Kempsey, said a report.

Rhode Island, USA.

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Rhode Island in the area affected by Hurricane Sandy during the period of October 26-31, 2012

Utah, USA

The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Utah in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding on September 11, 2012.

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Superstorm, Sandstorm and People Without Homes

Posted by feww on November 3, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,225 Days Left 

[November 3, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,225 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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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Superstorm SANDY


Superstorm SANDY as it plowed into the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The superstorm caused much destruction across 15 states and cut power to at least 8.5 million customers affecting an estimated 65 million people.

“Where are you going today?”


Original Caption: Citizens walk in sandstorm in Hami, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 2, 2012. Parts of Xinjiang were hit by a sandstorm on Friday. (Xinhua/Polat) 

Cyclone NILAM

  • INDIA: Cyclone NILAM  brought heavy rain and a storm surge to southern India, destroying thousands of homes displacing 150,000 people.
  • Sri Lanka. Flooding in Sri Lanka caused by the cyclone displaced about 70,000 others.
    • The storm left at least a dozen people dead and many injured in the region.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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United States: The First Phase of Collapse Has Begun

Posted by feww on October 31, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,228 Days Left 

[October 31, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,228 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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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Superstorm SANDY dumps enough snow to keep your heads buried

The progress of collapse would be swift, cruel and unceremonious [“abrupt, brutal and grisly.”]

Superstorm SANDY

  • Hurricane-force winds of up to 145 km/h (90MPH) were recorded as SANDY slammed into NJ shore.
  • “The devastation is unthinkable,” New Jersey Governor said after viewing photos of the New Jersey coast. “The idea … that you see homes [ripped from their foundation and tossed] in the middle of Route 35 southbound and northbound is just unfathomable,” he told reporters.
  • SANDY knocked out electricity to more 8 million homes and businesses [figure released by the U.S. Department of Energy,] affecting an estimated 65 million people across 17 states.
  • “New Jersey, New York in particular have been pounded by this storm. Connecticut has taken a big hit,” said the Disaster President. “This storm is not yet over.”
  • The White House has declared the States of New Jersey and New York as major disaster areas, having issued states of emergency declaration for  New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, District of Colombia, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland.
  • Thousands of homes and businesses have been inundated, many destroyed by flooding, high winds aor other storm related disasters.
  • A large fire, possibly caused by downed powerlines, destroyed 80 – 100 homes in Breezy Point, on the Rockaway barrier island, in NYC’s borough of Queens, reports said.
  • Garrett County in Maryland has reported  20 inches of icy snow.
  • The storm reached as far inland as the state of Ohio.
  • The massive storm has forced cancellation of at least 16,000 flights to and from the affected region thus far.
  • “To describe it as looking like pictures we’ve seen of the end of World War Two is not overstating it. The area was completely leveled. Chimneys and foundations were all that was left of many of these homes,” New York Mayor  said.
  • Blizzard warnings were issued by NWS for West Virginia, western Maryland, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and western North Carolina after  Sandy converged with a cold weather system.
  • Storm surge buried about three-quarters of Hoboken [pop: ~50,000], NJ under several feet of water.
  • Atlantic City remained in an official state of emergency, as of posting, with a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew in effect.
  • Death toll from SANDY has reached about 120, including 70 in the Caribbean and 20 in NYC [Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York state, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Toronto have reported up to 30 deaths due to the storm.]
  • Pelting the region with hail, snow, and rain, SANDY “continued to whip southern Ontario with winds,” where a warning for gusts of up to 100 km/h remained in place, said a report.
  • Meanwhile, the “Antichrist” and “Mammon” put campaigning on hold for a second day.

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Global Disasters Continue Intensifying

Posted by feww on October 30, 2012

FIRE-EARTH forecasts proving deadly accurate!

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,229 Days Left 

[October 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,229 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Storm surges inundate many towns as Superstorm SANDY slams into East Coast

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GLOBAL WARNING

PSR Map will be available soon!

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Drought Disaster Declared in 46 Counties

Posted by feww on September 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left

[September 27, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,266 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Drought disaster plagues additional counties in the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Forty-six additional counties across the Dakotas, Hawaii, Minnesota and Wisconsin have been declared agricultural disaster areas (includes both primary and contiguous designations) due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported.


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 26, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH

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U.S. Drought Disaster Grows

Posted by feww on September 21, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,272 Days Left

[September 21, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,272 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

US Drought Disaster list joined by 92 additional counties across 9 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated 92 counties across eight states as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

  • The states are Alabama, Georgia, Iowa,  Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • As of September 19, 2012  a total of 2,348 counties across 43 states have been designated as agricultural  disaster areas due to the drought, this year.
  • List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 19, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.

U.S. Drought 2012

Drought has set yet another record high in the 12-year data, U.S. Drought Monitor reported. Nearly two-thirds (64.82 percent) of Contiguous United States (54.25 percent of the country) is now in moderate drought or worse, the largest percentage ever recorded at that level.


U.S. Drought Map, September 18, 2012. Source: US Drought Monitor

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Agri Disaster List Continues Growing

Posted by feww on September 12, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,281 Days Left

[September 12, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

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Hundreds of additional counties designated disaster areas due to drought, excessive heat

USDA has designated about 400 additional counties across 14 states as both primary and contiguous disaster areas due to drought, excessive heat.

  • The states are Alabama, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,  Montana, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • As of September 12, 2012 USDA has designated 2,341 unduplicated counties across the country as agricultural disaster areas due to drought.
  • List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties


U.S. Drought Disaster Map, September 12, 2012. Source: USDA. Edited for brevity by FIRE-EARTH.

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Primary and Contiguous Agri Disaster Areas

Posted by feww on September 11, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,282 Days Left

[September 11, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,282 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

 Global Disasters/ Significant Events

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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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Nigeria

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.

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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…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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.

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