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Archive for January 14th, 2013

Breathtaking Beijing

Posted by feww on January 14, 2013

Earth dwellers fast running out of excuses!

Beijing’s PM2.5 particulate density exceed 900 micrograms per cubic meter over the weekend, nearly 40 times the World Health Organization’s “safe” daily limit, prompting the municipal government to issue a warning for air pollution.

  • “Real-time monitoring data shows the air quality index was as high as 500 in most parts of the city, with some above 900. The smog is expected to last another three days, as weather conditions are preventing the pollutants from dispersing. The public are advised to stay indoors and to avoid strenuous exercise.” CNTV said.
  • Beijing hospitals have reported increases of about 30% in the number of patients with respiratory problems in the past few days.
  • Beijing has a minimum population of more than 20 million and at least 5.2 million vehicles.

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Heavy smog shrouds Beijing for a 3rd day. Photo shows Central Business District in Beijing on January 13 as dense fog in  China’s east and central regions caused serious air pollution. The smog is expected to last until at least Wednesday. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)

At least half of 74 Chinese cities monitored for air quality showed severe pollution over the weekend.

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Fire ‘like an atom bomb’ destroys homes damages Australian observatory

Posted by feww on January 14, 2013


[January 14, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

A ‘perfect storm’ of a fire destroys dozens of homes in NSW

  • The massive fire has consumed more than 40,000 hectares near the Warrumbungle National Park in Coonabarabran area in New South Wales (NSW), destroying dozens of homes.
  • The destructive blaze with a 100-km front has also destroyed scores of other structures, hundreds of livestock and farming machinery, and remained uncontained as of  Monday, local reports said.
  • The mega blaze has severely damaged several buildings at Siding Spring Observatory in the national park, but “the main telescope facilities are okay,” said the acting director for the Australian Astronomical Observatory.
  • “There was just absolutely no stopping that fire,” a fire official said, adding that wind conditions had created “perfect storm” conditions for the fire to burn “with such a ferocity we haven’t seen in years.”
  • “It looked like an atom bomb the way it went up,” said a property owner who lives to the west of the fire.
  • “The smoke plume of that fire extended some 14km (8.6 miles) into the air and even prevented us from getting aircraft overhead because of just how dangerous and bumpy the conditions were,” a fire official told reporters.
  • At least 200 wildfires sparked by lightning and fueled by hot and windy weather are burning in NSW.
  • About 3 dozen fires remain uncontained, officials said.
  • Dozens of fires are also burning in Victoria and Tasmania.


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