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24 Million People Affected by “Cold Disaster” in Thailand

Posted by feww on January 13, 2014

Mega Disasters

Blog readers will have noticed that the number of people affected by various disasters occurring globally have suddenly jumped from hundreds to hundreds of thousands, and from tens of thousands to tens of millions since November last year!

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
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526 Districts in 44 provinces declared “cold disaster zones”

At least 24 million people, or 36 percent of Thailand’s population, have been affected by cold since December 2, 2013 as authorities declare 526 districts in 44 provinces “cold disaster zones,” the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported.

Some 20 of disaster-hit provinces are in the northeast, 17 in the North, six in the Central and one in the East, said Bangkok Post.

Meanwhile, at least 17 districts in four provinces—Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Buri Ram and Sing Buri—have been hit by drought, affecting an estimated 4 million others.

It’s unclear whether the drought-hit areas have also been declared disaster zones.

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You can run, you can even hide, BUT…

Posted by feww on November 9, 2013

Symbolic Count- down: 854 Days Left

Tidal Surge of Global Change 26 Times Faster in 21st Century: FIRE-EARTH

FIRE-EARTH Models show the rate of global change has intensified by a factor of at least 26 in the last decade compared with the 1960s.

FIRE-EARTH defines ‘global change’ as the deterioration in the planet’s life-support capacity that is caused by large-scale anthropogenic impact, leading to a total collapse.

The reality: Critical Overload Threatens Planetary Life Support Systems

FIRE-EARTH - HION Index - 1 JULY 2013 - hsc2
Diagram shows the exponential growth of Human Impact on Nature (HION) between 1960  and July 2013. Source: FIRE-EARTH Real-Time Earth Models. Copyright: FIRE-EARTH Blog Authors.

Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN) skyrockets to a new high

The FIRE-EARTH/CASF Index of Human Impact on Nature (HIoN), an index for calculating the human impact on the planetary life support systems, climbed to a critically high level of 323 on July 1, 2013. In other words, the anthropogenic impact on the living environment exceeded 3.23 times the planet’s diminishing carrying capacity.

  • The index is rising exponentially.
  • HIoN has risen 38 points, or more than 13 percent, since July 2012 when it reached 285.
  • The index was less than 80 in 1960, and rose to about 100 in 1980.

“According to HIoN projections, our cities and population centers could become almost entirely unsustainable by as early as 2015.”

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.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Ask not why your planet is pulling the plug…

Posted by feww on August 24, 2013

Ask what you have done for your planet lately!

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 931 Days Left

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.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 936 Days Left

Posted by feww on August 19, 2013

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.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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Humans “Truth Band” Below Threshold

Posted by feww on August 13, 2013

Nothing to bid on…!

SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 942 Days Left

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.

Critical Planetary Overload

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

Collapse in Progress

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Global Disasters Uprooted Tens of Millions in 2012

Posted by feww on May 14, 2013

Floods, storms and earthquakes forced 32.4 million people to flee their homes

At least 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by floods, storms and earthquakes,  according to a new report released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).

8 Mega Disasters, events causing more than one million
people to lose their homes, accounted for 68% of all global
displacement in 2012. —IDMC

  • Asia and west and central Africa were the worst affected regions, however, at least 1.3 million were displaced in rich countries, with the USA particularly affected, said the report.
  • “98% of all displacement in 2012 was related to climate- and weather-related events, with flood disasters in India and Nigeria accounting for 41% of global displacement in 2012. In India, monsoon floods displaced 6.9 million, and in Nigeria 6.1 million people were newly displaced. While over the past five years 81% of global displacement has occurred in Asia, in 2012 Africa had a record high for the region of 8.2 million people newly displaced, over four times more than in any of the previous four years.”

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Top ten countries with most displacement in 2012. Source: Global estimates 2012| People displaced by disasters

  • United States was among the top ten countries with the highest levels of new displacement, with nearly one million people being forced to abandon their homes in 2012.
  • Displacement in poorer countries accounted for 98% of the global five year total, the report said.

In 2012, an estimated 32.4 million people in 82 countries
were newly displaced by disasters; 144 million over five years

top 20 by displacement - IDMC IDP report

Top 20 countries with the most displacement over 2008-2012. Source: Global estimates 2012| People displaced by disasters – IDMC

  • “In countries already facing the effects of conflict and food insecurity such as in Nigeria, Pakistan, and South Sudan, we observe a common theme” says Clare Spurrell, Chief Spokesperson for IDMC. “Here, vulnerability to disaster triggered by floods is frequently further compounded by hunger, poverty and violence; resulting in a ‘perfect storm’ of risk factors that lead to displacement.″

IDMC IDP report
A villager sits in front of his destroyed house after floodwaters receded on July 22, 2012 in Beijing, China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFoto-Press via Getty Images/IDMC report.

The vast majority of this displacement (98 per cent in 2012;
83 per cent over five years) was triggered by climate- and
 weather-related hazards such as floods, storms and wildfires.
2012 had the lowest level of dis-placement due to geophysical 
disasters for five years; around 680,000 people were displaced
by earthquake and volcanic eruption disasters.

DISASTER CALENDARMay 14, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,033 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,033 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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Billion-Dollar Disasters 2012

Posted by feww on December 22, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,176 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,176 Days Left to the most Fateful 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

U.S. clocked up 11 ‘billion-dollar’ extreme weather/climate disasters in 2012 [so far]

The events causing the Mega Disasters as listed by NCDC/NOAA:

  • Southeast/Ohio Valley Tornadoes — March 2–3, 2012
  • Texas Tornadoes — April 2–3, 2012
  • Great Plains Tornadoes — April 13–14, 2012
  • Midwest/Ohio Valley Severe Weather — April 28–May 1, 2012
  • Southern Plains/Midwest/Northeast Severe Weather — May 25–30, 2012
  • Rockies/Southwest Severe Weather — June 6–12, 2012
  • Plains/East/Northeast Severe Weather (“Derecho”) — June 29–July 2, 2012
  • Hurricane Isaac — August 26–31, 2012
  • Western Wildfires — Summer–Fall, 2012
  • Hurricane Sandy — October 29–31, 2012
  • U.S. Drought/Heatwave — throughout 2012

Disaster cost estimates for 2012 will surpass 2011 (exceeding $60 billion, CPI-adjusted to 2012 dollars), NOAA reported, with Sandy and the yearlong drought being the big drivers, so far this year. The costs are still being calculated, and the final estimates would take many months.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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Major Disasters in China Affect 855 Million People

Posted by feww on October 13, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,250 Days Left

[October 13, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,250 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Multiple droughts, deadly earthquakes and floods in China

“Natural disasters” have affected hundreds of millions of people in China over the last decade, with about 855 million of the victims receiving assistance from the government, according to official data.

  • Multiple droughts, and floods have hit several parts of China over the last decade, including severe earthquakes that struck Sichuan and Qinghai provinces in 2008 and 2010, respectively,”said a report.

Pakistan Flooding: “Humanitarian Crisis”

“Flash floods and hill torrents triggered by heavy monsoon rains that fell across Pakistan in early September have caused widespread loss of life, livelihoods and infrastructure across the country.  Balochistan, Punjab and Sindh provinces have been hardest hit. Many of the affected districts, particularly in Balochistan and Sindh, were already struggling to recover from the floods of 2010 and 2011.” U.N. reported.

  • Flooding and landslides have affected at least 5 million people, leaving about 4,000 people dead or injured, hundreds of thousands of villagers displaced more than half million homes destroyed or damaged.
  • “Infrastructure, roads, crops, houses and educational institutes have been severely affected in seven districts of Sindh, two districts of Punjab and four districts of Balochistan.” U.N. said.
  • About 4,000km²of land is still submerged under floodwaters.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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Extreme Monsoon Rain Affects Millions in Pakistan

Posted by feww on September 30, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,263 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Thousands killed or injured, five million affected in Pakistan’s extreme monsoon flooding

Extreme monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left about 500 dead, thousands injured, hundrdes of thousands displaced and 5 million others affected.

  • Floodwaters have submerged vast areas in Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan provinces since August, killing about 250 people in Sindh province alone, reports said.
  • The victims affected by the mega flooding include 1.4 million children who are “experiencing devastating flooding for the second or third time over the past three years, and these new floods have disrupted their recovery,” said UNICEF.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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Millions Affected by Severe Flooding in India, Pakistan, Cambodia

Posted by feww on September 26, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,267 Days Left

[September 26, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,267 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Assam, India. Third wave of flooding so far this year has left more than 1.8 million people marooned in India’s northeastern state of Assam.
    • Thousands of villages in 18 of the state’s 27 districts have been submerged under floodwater.
    • Flooding has destroyed tens of thousands of homes, and left about ¼ of million people displaced, scores of others dead, injured or missing.
    • Health authorities have issued a state-wide alert due to sewage-contaminated water.
    • Hundreds of thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed.
    • “Nearly 130 people were killed and six million displaced by the floodwaters in Assam two months ago, which came during India’s June-September monsoon,” said a report.
  • PakistanFlooding in northwestern, southwestern, central, and southern parts of Pakistan has affected about 4.5 million people so far this year, officials said.
    • The deluge has killed at least 370 people, and left about 1,200 others injured.
    • Floods have destroyed more than 120,000 homes, and seriously damaged about 155,000 others.
    • Up to a million acres of crops have been destroyed.
    • Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh is the worst hit region with at least 188 killed and 743 injured due to the flooding, followed by Punjab with 60 dead, said a report.
    • Only about 5 percent of the 4,472,351 people affected were moved to relief camps while 4,189,825 are living in the open, without shelter or basic amenities, the report quoted Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as saying.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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ISAAC Damaged 13,000 Homes in Louisiana

Posted by feww on September 4, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,289 Days Left

[September 4, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,289 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Louisiana, USA.  Hurricane ISAAC left at least 13,000 homes damaged by flooding and wind in Louisiana, state emergency officials said.
    • Most of the damage occurred in nine Louisiana parishes.
    • The figures are said to be “very preliminary,” and could rise.
    • Gov. Jindal has declared a statewide public health emergency.
    • ‘The state has issued more than 200 water boil advisories and has lost more than 40 percent of the electrical power statewide for an extended period.’
    • The storm spawned nine tornadoes in Missouri over the two days and 12 in Illinois. ‘Single tornadoes were reported Sunday in parts of Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas; along with two tornadoes reported in Idaho,’ according to preliminary reports received by SPC.

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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Flooding in Pakistan Destroys Villages, Kills Dozens

Posted by feww on September 3, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,290 Days Left

[September 3, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,290 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters/ Significant Events

  • Pakistan. Torrential rains and floods destroy communities in parts of northern, northwestern and eastern Pakistan, leaving dozens of people dead.
  • Mindanao, Philippines.  A shallow 5.9Me quake struck Moro Gulf, Philippines, shaking at least half dozen cities in southern Philippines.
  • China.   Death toll from Wednesday’s  coalmine explosion in Panzhihua City (Sichuan Province) has climbed to at least 45, with one person reportedly missing, authorities said.

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 – 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…

Global

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

GLOBAL WARNING

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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.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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.

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

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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

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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...

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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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.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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