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

Posts Tagged ‘Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region’

‘Apocalyptic Sandstorms’ Darken the Sky Over NW China

Posted by feww on April 17, 2013

Massive sandstorms hit NW China

Massive sandstorms triggered by a cold front moving across northwest China have affected a large region including much of  southern Xinjiang, western Inner Mongolia, western Gansu, central and northern Ningxia and northern Shaanxi since Tuesday, according to reports.

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Image shows urban area of Shache County in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in NW China, April 16, 2013. “Gales with dust began to hit Kashgar on Tuesday and will last for four days, according to meteorological authority forecast. (Xinhua/Jin Wei)” Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

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A strong sandstorm hit Kashgar, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Tuesday, leaving the city shrouded in orange dust. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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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.

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