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Michigan: A 2010 Disaster Area

Posted by feww on December 12, 2010

Weather Severely Affected Michigan Fruit Production This Year

Michigan, USA. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 47 counties, including the entire West Michigan, as “primary natural disaster areas” this week. The designation follows freezing temperatures and frost, as well as severe storms, extreme rain events, hail, flooding, strong winds, tornadoes, and lightening throughout the year, which destroyed/damaged fruits and crops including apples, blueberries, cherries and vegetables.


Tim Tubbs, who farms with his father in Oceana County, holds an apple with a frost ring on it earlier this year. Source:  Muskegon Chronicle. Image may be subject to copyright.

Based on the October harvest projections report issued by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, fruit production will fall across the board— from apples by nearly a half to peaches down by more than a fifth.

  • Apples (49%)
  • Tart Cherries (47%)
  • Grapes (44%)
  • Sweet Cherries (41%)
  • Plums (33%)
  • Peaches (21%)

Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture: October Fruit Report

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Massive Coral Die-Off

Posted by feww on November 7, 2010

Massive deep-sea coral die-off found near BP oil disaster source in GOM

Large colonies of bottom-dwelling coral were found covered in a black substance, most probably crude oil, at a depth of about 1,400m (4,600 feet) near the damaged Macondo wellhead, NOAA scientists said.


This dying coral was found covered in a dark substance, near the damaged Macondo wellhead. Could it be oil from the BP oil disaster in GOM? Image source: NOAA

“Corals do die, but you don’t see them die all at once,” said cruise lead scientist Charles Fisher of Penn State University. “This … indicates a recent catastrophic event,” he told National Geographic News.

“The proximity of the site to the disaster, the depth of the site, the clear evidence of recent impact, and the uniqueness of the observations all suggest that the impact we have found is linked to the exposure of this community to either oil, dispersant, extremely depleted oxygen, or some combination of these or other water-borne effects resulting from the spill,” Fisher said.

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TOMAS Could Unleash Deadly Flooding in Haiti

Posted by feww on November 4, 2010

TOMAS TARGETS HAITI

Tropical Storm Tomas Barreling Toward Haiti Threatening 1.5 Million with Deadly Flooding

Tomas with maximum sustained winds of about 90km per hour seems to be headed directly toward Haiti, striking the country on Friday.

The storm could quickly reorganize into a hurricane force before making a probable landfall in Haiti (island of Hispaniola).


Tropical Storm TOMAS - IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


Tropical Storm TOMAS and its projected trajectories as of posting. Source: NOAA/TPC via CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

Heavily deforested and mountainous Haiti is particularly vulnerable to extreme rain events, flooding and mudslides. TOMAS is carrying a tremendous amount of precipitation and could claim heavy casualties among some 1.5 million people who live in overcrowded tent cities and makeshift camps in and around the capital, Port-au-Prince, since the January earthquake

Meanwhile, death toll from Haiti’s cholera epidemic has climbed to 442, with at least 105 more deaths reported since Saturday, a 40 percent jump in new cases, Haitian health authorities said. Some 2,000 more patients have been hospitalized, raising the total number of cases to about 7,000. TOMAS could worsen the outbreak.

“The biggest fear is people being caught by high waters and the potential spread of cholera,” the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Haiti said. “People should (not) be under the misapprehension that it (the epidemic) is under control. The cholera epidemic is likely to spread.”

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Deadly Floods Hit Southern Thailand

Posted by feww on November 3, 2010

It’s Now Southern Thailand’s Turn!

Deadly flooding in southern Thailand kills at least 38

The worst flooding in living memory, which hit northern and central Thailand in October, affected about half the country, killing at least 107 people, destroying about 4 percent of the farmland and  impacting the lives of about 8 million Thais in 38 of the country’s 76 provinces. At least 25 provinces are still submerged under 1m (3ft) of water.


Hat Yai, the commercial capital of southern Thailand. has been hit by deadly flooding, a report said. At least 38 people have been killed, as  floodwaters submerged parts of the region to a height of 3m (10ft). Photo source: PDN . Image may be subject to copyright.

Now the floods have inundated the southern part of the country, killing at least 38 people and submerging parts of the region under 3 meters (15ft) of water.   The floods have also forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in neighboring Malaysia.

Prime Minister Abishit Vejjajiva has reportedly declared a state of emergency in southern Thailand describing the flooding as “one of the worst natural calamities” the country has ever witnessed.

Thai rice price has surged to a 7-month high as a result of the extensive flooding, a report said.

“Rubber futures in Thailand, the world’s largest producer, and Singapore surged to records as floods spread across major producing nations in Southeast Asia, hurting production of the commodity used to make tires,” media reported.

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FEWW DISASTER FORECAST 2011

Posted by feww on August 22, 2010

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2011 Much More Disastrous

Posted by feww on September 13, 2010

2011 SIX TIMES MORE DISASTROUS THAN 2010

Global Disasters in 2011 Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of the Human Population

The impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters on the population will be 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with 2010: Fire-Earth Forecast

Earth is critically wounded and diseased as a result of human assault and battery.

Humans’ first wave of serious [near-fatal] assault on the planet began in the early 1980s and has since heightened in severity.

Our feverish planet‘s fight against the “human pathogens” is entering a critical phase. The earth’s defense mechanism is employing geophysical  phenomenon, as a result of which the impact of natural disasters on human population is intensifying.

In 2007 EDRO models showed that the intensity of disasters caused as a result of the human assault on the planet, and the planet’s struggle to heal herself, would lead to the first wave of collapse of the population centers globally by about 2012.

It already has!

The collapse has already started and would ultimately lead to the extinction [possibly near-extinction] of human race.

For the EDRO forecast to be true, the final years leading to the start of collapse, namely 2010, 2011 and 2012, must necessarily be progressively more disastrous.

Based on their models, Fire-Earth Moderators forecasted in December 2009 that the year 2010 would prove to be the most disastrous year on record. And with more than 100 days left to the end of this year, their forecast has already proven to be true and accurate.

What about 2011?

Fire-Earth models show that the impact of anthropogenic and human-enhanced natural disasters would be about 600 percent more severe in 2011 compared with this year.

Based on their findings, the Moderators estimate that between one-third and one-half of the world population could be affected in some way by various disasters that are forecasted to occur in 2011.

Megadisasters Loom

Posted by feww on December 11, 2010

2011-2012:  A TIME FOR MEGADISASTERS

Emerging Calamities You CAN’T Prepare for, or Insure against

Climate Change, Global Broiling, Volatility and Extremes of Weather, Mega Swings of Temperature, Megadeluges and Megadroughts, Giant Dust Storms, Megaquakes, Super Volcanic Eruptions, Extreme Wildfires, Food and Water Scarcity, Deadly Diseases, Megadeaths (Forests, Plants, Animal Species…)

Looming Megadisasters Could Impact 1/3 to 1/2 of  Human Population

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2010 Disaster Calendar

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Mischievous BONNIE Heads Toward GOM

Posted by feww on July 23, 2010

Image of the Day

Tropical Storm BONNIE about to Hit Florida Coast on the Way to Gulf of Mexico

BONNIE is the second named storm of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


Tropical Storm Bonnie – Visible/IR Satellite Image.
Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.



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Disaster Forecast: The United States

Posted by feww on July 10, 2010

Disaster Forecast for The United States through June 2011

Statistically, the United States could be hit by 14 to 20 separate major disasters,  or waves of disasters, and up to 3,500 citywide/countywide disasters between now and June 2011.

Distribution of the major disasters may be as follows:

  • Climate-related Disasters: 8 to 12
  • Energy-related Disasters: 3 to 4
  • Other Disasters: 3 to 4

The worst disaster to befall the country may be directly related to energy production.

FEWW Definition of Major Disaster:

  • Geographically covering 60 percent or more of a state, AND/OR
  • Demographically involving at least 35 percent of the population in a state.

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“The antiphase will rapidly transform humans into vicious animals, fighting each other for water, food, fuel, land and all other dwindling natural resources. The fighting, in turn, enhances the positive feedbacks, accelerating the downward spiral.” —EDRO

U.S., the world, stake the future on high-energy strategies. Energy models’ simulations show all such strategies ending in collapse. EDRO

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

Posted by feww on June 30, 2010

Earthquake Measuring at Least 6.5 Mw Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico

The quake, epicentered at 16.530°N, 97.708°W, struck about 120km WSW of Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico,  at depth of 10km on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UTC.

The earthquake struck about 100 km WNW of the epicenter of a magnitude 8.0 quake which struck the region on June 17, 1928.

This quake has the potential to trigger one or more eruptions at volcanoes  in the region.

The shock may well prove to be detrimental to oil and gas drilling activities in the  Gulf of Mexico.

As of posting, there was no report of damage or casualties, but the Moderators believe some structural damage may have occurred locally close to the epicenter, and will post further information on Fire Earth Disaster pages.

10-degree Map Centered at 15°N,100°W

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP. Enhanced by Fire-Earth.

Fire-Earth Quake Forecast

The Blog Moderators expect more earthquakes, and related disasters, in the 2nd half of 2010 than occurred in the 1st half of this year.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude 6.5
  • Date-Tim:  Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 07:22:27 UT
  • Location: 16.530°N, 97.708°W
  • Depth:  10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Region: OAXACA, MEXICO
  • Distances
    • 120 km (75 miles) WSW of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 145 km (90 miles) S of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 160 km (100 miles) NW of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico
    • 355 km (220 miles) SSE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
  • Location Uncertainty:  horizontal +/- 7.6 km (4.7 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010yday

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Mississippi Barrier Islands Attacked by Oil Slick

Posted by feww on June 30, 2010

Mississippi Barrier Islands and Gulf Coast Satellite Images


Petit Bois Island is 10 km (6 miles) long and is  is one of 7 barrier islands included in the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
“As of June 27, 2010, the entire gulf-facing beachfront of several barrier islands in eastern Mississippi (offshore of Pascagoula) had received a designation of at least “lightly oiled” by the interagency Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team that is responding to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. A few small stretches of Petit Bois Island had been labeled heavily or moderately oiled.” Image acquired by ALI on NASA’s EO-1 satellite on June 26, 2010. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

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Oil from a BP Plc spill in the Gulf of Mexico washed ashore at one of the largest tourist beaches in Mississippi on Monday, forcing tourists to pack their bags and evacuate the shore.

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US Northeast Snow Records Broken

Posted by feww on February 11, 2010

2010 Year One of the Extremes?

In Winter Officially Starts Today! posted on December 20, 2009, Fire-Earth Warned ‘The Heaviest Blanket of Snow in 100 Years Covered Most of the Northeast US Yesterday’ would be

A Dry Run for Climate Chaos Heading Our Way

So far the Moderators’ prediction has proved 100 percent correct!

As the federal offices in the capital remained shut for a fourth day, public transport reduced by up to 95 percent of the services in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, on Thursday, and as thousands of flights canceled throughout the Northeast and many highways closed, due to blizzard conditions, new snow records were set in the area.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that Wednesday’s blizzard had set a new record of 110cm (54.9 inches) in Washington breaking the capital’s 110-year-old record (54.5 inches set in 1898-99).
  • Baltimore broke its all-time seasonal record with 183cm (72 inches).
  • Philadelphia’s 2009-10 snowfall record of 179cm (70.5 inches) has so far surpassed its previous all-time record of the 65.5-inch total set in 1995-96  winter.

Meanwhile Maryland Governor Martin O’Mally declared a state of emergency, keeping government offices closed in the state.

FIRE-EARTH Forecast for the rest of 2010 (assuming there would be an end to the winter):

Expect soaring temperatures throughout North America and most of Europe. Prepare for primordial, swampy weather!

And this is just Year One for the weather extremes caused by climatic chaos that is heading our way!

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