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Drought Destroys More Crops in Texas

Posted by feww on August 28, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC HAZARDS
RISING TEMPERATURES
SEVERE DROUGHT
CROP DISASTERS
SCENARIOS 900, 555, 444, 111, 101, 03, 02
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Crop Disaster Declared for 7 Additional Texas Counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of seven counties in the Lone Star  State as crop disaster areas due to severe drought.

The crop disaster designations are for  El Paso, Kleberg, Brooks, Hudspeth, Jim Wells, Kenedy and Nueces counties.

Crop Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 2,229 separate crop disasters across 33 states. Most of those designations are due to the drought.

Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina Texas, Utah and Washington, Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. Counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on August 27, 2014.

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India, too, is shrinking!

Posted by feww on June 18, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
DROUGHT
HUMAN IMPACT
DESERTIFICATION
SCENARIOS 900, 800, 444, 111, 071, 03
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Nearly 2/3 of India Undergoing Desertification, or Land Degradation

More than a quarter of  India’s total land is undergoing desertification, while over a third is facing degradation that has affected its productivity, critically affecting the livelihood and food security of hundreds of millions people across the country, said a report.

About 105.2 million hectares (Mha), or 35.5% of India’s total land area, is being degraded, while 82.2 Mha, or 27.7%,  is undergoing desertification.

Nearly 70 percent of land in India is dry and therefore prone to drought, making it vulnerable to water and wind erosion, salinization and water logging, according to a 2007 report prepared by Indian Space Research Organization.

Soil erosion accounts for about 72 percent of the total degradation in the country, while wind erosion causes over 10 percent of the damage, said the report. Water-logging and salinity/alkalinity are also responsible for the erosion, according to the latest National Report on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought.

The worst affected areas are the states of Rajasthan with 23 Mha desrtified, followed by Gujarat, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir(13 Mha each) and Orissa and Andhra Pradesh (5 Mha each).

“Desertification and loss of biological potential will restrict the transformation of dry lands into productive ecosystem. Climate change will further challenge the livelihood of those living in these sensitive ecosystem and may result in higher levels of resource scarcity,” the report warns.

About 146.82 Mha of the country is severely affected by various kinds of land degradation including water erosion (93.68 Mha), wind erosion (9.48 Mha), waterlogging (14.30 Mha), salinity/alkalinity (5.94 Mha), soil acidity (16.04 Mha) and other causes (7.38 Mha).

Occupying only 2 percent of the world, India is home to 17 percent of the its population.

[NOTE: India's total area is about 3,287,590 km², including 9.6 percent water. However, the official report incorrectly calculates the total area, which makes the percentage of land affected by desertification and degradation smaller than the actual size.]

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Worsening Drought Plagues Syria and Region

Posted by feww on June 11, 2014

WORSENING DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE
FOOD SECURITY THREAT
TERRORIST THREATS
MASS DISPLACEMENT
SCENARIOS 202, 04, 03
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Drought, Lowest Rainfall in 6 Decades, Pose Latest Threats to Children in Syria and Region

Many parts of Syria have had their lowest rainfall in nearly 60 years, placing more than 4 million children in the war-torn country at even greater risk, according to UNICEF.

Water scarcity in Syria is now so acute that it may soon force more people to leave their homes, exacerbating the refugee situation. Some 9.3  million people  have already been displaced by the conflict.

“In Lebanon and Jordan, meanwhile, tensions between local communities and Syrian refugees are being heightened by competition over limited resources, including dwindling water supplies,” said the report by the UN agency.

“The scarcity of safe water—adding to the impact of the ongoing conflict and the intense summer heat—raises the real risk of more population displacement and the spread of disease among vulnerable children,” said the UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

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Coconut Scale Threatens Food Security in Philippines

Posted by feww on June 9, 2014

CLIMATE CHANGE
CROP DISASTER
FOOD SECURITY THREAT
COCONUT SCALE INSECT INFESTATION
STATE OF EMERGENCY
SCENARIO 123
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State of Emergency Declared in Philippines as Coconut Scale Insect Infests Million Trees

Coconut scale insects have infested more than a million trees in the country, which are in danger of dying, according to the Philippine Coconut Authority.

The insects have also infested lanzones and banana plants in several regions—Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) and Basilan in Mindanao.

The Philippine President has declared a state of emergency in five provinces so far, but may extend the coverage due to the scale of disaster.

“If the spread of this invasive pest is not contained, it may wipe out the coconut industry not just in Calabarzon but eventually in the rest of the country,” said the president in his executive order declaring the state of emergency.

The loss to the Philippine coconut industry could amount to more than US$ 1 billion.

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Coconut scale Aspidiotus destructor Signoret. Photo credit: Bernhard Loehr/ Bugwood.org

“It is serious enough to ask for emergency measures… If we don’t address this, it could spread to the Bicol region, and also in the Zamboanga peninsula,” said the Presidential Assistant for Food Security. 

The infestation was first reported in 2010 but the authorities failed to stop the spread.  Coconut scale insects are wind-borne and can easily spread to other regions, experts say.

The armored scale insects, known scientifically as Aspidiotus destructor Signoret (Hemiptera: familia Diaspididae), are tiny plant parasites, causing yellowing or chlorosis, wilting, premature nutfall (in coconut) and low yield because they siphons off the plant sap.

The coconut scale is a common pest of coconut and banana, but it also infests other trees and plants including avocado, bird of paradise, breadfruit, ginger, guava, mango, mock orange, mountain apple, palm, papaya, pandanas, plumeria and sugarcane.

The parasite is common to tropical and subtropical regions, especially on islands. The insects have been found in American Samoa, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Irian Jaya, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Western Samoa, and now the Philippine islands.

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IDP Numbers Continue Rising Globally

Posted by feww on April 14, 2013

Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis: Millions of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) Facing Severe Food Shortages

Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen: UN-OCHA

The following are excerpts from various reports published by UN-OCHA, its  and other IDP-related agencies.

Ethiopia: More than 107,000 recorded migrants crossed the Red Sea/Gulf of Aden into Yemen in 2012, of whom 80,000 were from Ethiopia.

“Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and other rich Gulf countries. But many do not make it any further. Seeking a new life, they end up unwitting victims of a smuggling racket designed to exploit the migrants at each juncture of their journey.” UN-OCHA reported.

Pakistan:  Since mid-March, about 48,000 people have been displaced from the Maidan area in the Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) , due to an escalation of hostilities between rival armed groups and the Government’s security operations against armed non-state actors. UN-OCHA reported.

  • Officials estimate that up to 60,000 people (10,000 families) may leave the conflict-affected area in the near future and remain in displacement for up to six months due to security concerns.
  • As of 10 April, UNHCR had registered 2,364 newly displaced families. The majority were displaced to
    Kurram (1,182 families), while the rest sought refuge in Peshawar (555 families), Nowshera (556 families)
    and Kohat (71 families).
  • Some 165,427 displaced families, that is IDPs, are currently registered in Khyber Pakhtunkh (KP) and FATA.

Afghan Refugees

  • Some 1.64 million Afghan refugees currently “receiving humanitarian assistance.”
  • More than 1.3 million others who have returned to FATA since 2009.

Chad: Influx of refugees and returnees

More than 74,000 people have fled into Chad from Darfur in the past two months, 50,000 of them in the past week alone, causing the largest influx of refugees from Sudan into Chad since 2005, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Hunger in Mali

Hunger in Mali has reached crisis levels in the northern Kidal Region and has reached critical levels in Gao and Timbuktu regions, according to food security agencies and the government’s early warning body, UN-OCHA reported.

  • One in five households in Gao and Timbuktu are facing severe food shortages, while in Kidal one in five households faces severe malnutrition and increasing mortality.
  •  Countrywide, the number of Malians at risk of critical hunger this year is estimated to be 2 million, and 660,000 children under age five are at risk of severe malnutrition, though this latter estimate is based on figures from a 2011 survey.

Central African Republic (CAR)

Humanitarian situation in CAR has deteriorated, leaving civilians in the capital, Bangui, in critical need of aid, according to a senior humanitarian official.

  • “The main humanitarian needs in Bangui are access to health and nutrition and clean water [and] security and protection of civilians,” Amy Martin, who heads the Bangui branch of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told IRIN.
  • Regarding the number of people affected by the crisis, she said: “We are using the population figure of the entire country, 4.5 million people, [as the number of people] affected. The most vulnerable people – women, children, elderly, [people living with HIV/AIDS] – are most at risk.”

Myanmar

“Two weeks after a wave of anti-Muslim violence engulfed Meikhtila, Mandalay Division—leaving at least 40 dead and 61 injured—more than 12,000 mostly Muslim residents of the city shelter in camps for the displaced. Most of the camps are improvised in schools under the control of the Burmese government. In recent days, journalists have been barred from entering the camps. According to a local National League for Democracy politician, aid organizations have been forced to leave deliveries at the camp gates.”  Irrawaddy reported.

Syria

“The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, disrupting livelihoods, leading to over 1.3 million people fleeing the country to seek assistance as refugees in neighboring countries.” UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Malian Refugees stranded in Mauritanian desert

About 70,000 refugees from Mali are living in difficult conditions in the middle of the Mauritanian desert, with ethnic tensions in northern Mali quashing any hopes of a swift return home, Said Reliefweb.

Stateless in Mozambique

“A high number of people in our locality have no form of identification, says Veriato Eduardo, an administrator in Angonia in Northwestern Mozambique near the Malawi border. This prevents them from registering their children in schools and from expanding their small businesses. In this part of the country, a high number of adults are returned refugees, who lost their documentation during the civil war, and have therefore been left stranded.” UN Children’s Fund reported.

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DISASTER CALENDARApril 14, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,063 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,063 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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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

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

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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Disaster Calendar – 6 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,349 Days Left

[July 6, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,349 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 5 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 5, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,350 Days Left

[July 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,350 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Colorado Declared Agri Disaster Area

Posted by feww on July 4, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR – 4 July 2012

Symbolic Countdown: 1,351 Days Left 

[July 4, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,351 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

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Drought, Extreme Weather Events Cause Agricultural Disaster in Colorado

USDA has designated the state of Colorado as agricultural disaster area due to damage and losses caused by drought, excessive heat and high winds that began January 1 and continues.

  • All but two of Colorado’s 64 counties have been declared primary natural disaster areas, with the remaining counties, Delta and San Juan, being designated continuous disaster areas.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Florida. The Disaster President has declared a major disaster exists in the state of Florida following the damage caused by Tropical Storm DEBBY.
    • Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Pasco, and Wakulla Counties are listed as Federal Disaster Areas.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 3 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 3, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,352 Days Left

[July 3, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,352 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 2 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 2, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,353 Days Left

[July 2, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,353 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 1 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 1, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,354 Days Left

[July 1, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,354 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Kansai Electric Power Co restarted the 1,180-megawatt No. 3 unit at its Ohi nuclear plant on Sunday.

The No.4 reactor unit will resume operations in two weeks time, reports said.

Several thousand protesters  marched through Tokyo streets calling for an end to the use of nuclear power, NHK reported. [Japan has a population of about 128 million.]

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 30 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 30, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,355 Days Left

[June 30, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,355 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 29 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 29, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,356 Days Left

[June 29 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,356 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 28 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 28, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,357 Days Left

[June 28, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,357 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 27 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 27, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,358 Days Left

[June 27, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,358 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Heat in the Midwest and South could break hundreds of all-time temperature records, this week.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 26 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 26, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,359 Days Left

[June 26, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,359 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

State of the Climate – Global Analysis for May 2012

  • The globally-averaged land surface temperature for May 2012 was the all-time warmest May on record, at 1.21°C (2.18°F) above average
  • The Northern Hemisphere land and ocean average surface temperature for May 2012 was the all-time warmest May on record, at 0.85°C (1.53°F) above average.
  • The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for May 2012 was 0.66°C (1.19°F) above the 20th century average of 14.8°C (58.6°F). This is the second warmest May since records began in 1880, behind only 2010.


Temperature Anomalies Maps for May 2012 – [Source: NCDC/NOAA]

See also: Hottest U.S. Spring on Record

Record Temperatures Today

NOAA/NCDC reported 58 high temperature records broken Monday across nine states:  Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kentucky. The temperature records included

  • Colorado: 31 records broken, 7 tied; highest temp 110 degrees at La Junta Airport; old record 107 in 1990
  • Kansas: 10 broken, 4 tied, highest temp 114 1 northeast of Hill City, old record 108 in 1971
  • Kentucky: tied record 94 degrees at London, KY; old record set in 1988
  • Missouri:  1 tie, 95 degrees at Kirksville, old record set in 1971
  • Nebraska:  4 broken, 1 tied; 105 degrees near Harrisburg in Banner County; old record 98 in 2001
  • Wyoming:  6 broken, 8 tied; highest temp 107 at Gillette; old record 99 in 1988
  • Texas:  3 broken, 2 tied, highest 102 degrees at Victoria tied 102 in 2009
  • Oklahoma: 1 broken, 101 degrees at Ralston in Pawnee County, old record 100 in 1988
  • Arkansas:  3 broken, two tied, highest 101 at Little Rock Forecast office and Little Rock airport; old record 99 and 100 in 1988

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 25 June 2012

Posted by feww on June 25, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,360 Days Left

[June 25, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,360 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 11 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 11, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,405 Days Left

[11 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,405 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 10 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 10, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,406 Days Left

[10 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,406 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar 2012 – 9 May

Posted by feww on May 9, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,407 Days Left

[9 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,407 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 8 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 8, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,408 Days Left

[8 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,408 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Disaster Calendar – 7 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 7, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,409 Days Left

[7 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,409 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Drought Emergency Renewed for Kansas Counties

Posted by feww on May 7, 2012

Drought Order places 91 Kansas counties in warning or watch status

“Despite recent rains, the overall dry conditions that have persisted for more than a year now require us to continue to monitor the situation,” said Kansas Gov. “Meeting the needs of crops is a concern as moisture demands increase with the growing season.”

Effective immediately, the renewed drought emergency places 16 counties in a warning status and 75 in watch status.

Drought warning has been issued for Barber, Clark, Comanche, Finney, Grant, Gray, Haskell, Kearny, Kiowa, Meade, Morton, Pratt, Seward, Stafford, Stanton and Stevens counties.

“… the overall total moisture for the past year is below normal, and temperatures are projected to be above normal this year again,” said director of the Kansas Water Office. “It is important we monitor conditions for the state as they could deteriorate quickly with no reserves.”

U.S. Drought Monitor

As of May 1, 2012 about 60 percent of Contiguous U.S. was in D0 (Abnormally Dry) to D4 (Exceptional Drought) conditions.

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • Afghanistan.  Flash flooding has left at least 125 people dead or missing and washed away a dozen homes  in the northern Afghan province of Saripul, reports said.
  • Kyrgyzstan. Flash floods and mudslides caused by melting snow and torrential rains across Kyrgyzstan have destroyed or damaged many   properties, businesses and infrastructure and ruined much of the nations food stocks.
    • The latest disaster followed the country’s harshest winter in memory, which left at least 25,000 farm animals frozen or starved to death.
    • Heavy snowfall and torrential rains exceeded the country’s annual average by up to 300 percent.

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Disaster Calendar – 6 May 2012

Posted by feww on May 6, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,410 Days Left

[6 May 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,410 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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