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Disaster Calendar – 11 July 2012

Posted by feww on July 11, 2012


[July 11, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,344 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History…

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Collapse of Pakistan May Have Started

Posted by feww on August 3, 2010

As the First Phase of Pakistan’s Collapse Begins, the Prospect of Civil War Looms

The worst ever floods in Pakistan have severely impacted at least 3 million people: UNICEF

The flooding catastrophe has claimed the lives of up to 3,000 people in less than a week, and the damage will likely worsen dramatically as more heavy monsoon rains are forecast.

Tens of thousands of homes, businesses and people’s livelihood have been washed away as entire villages are submerged by floodwater.

There’re severe shortages of drinking water, food, shelter, medicine and sanitary material. It’s only a matter of time before water-borne diseases such as cholera could create epidemics.

“Most roads linking flood-hit areas have been blocked and 91 bridges have been either washed away or damaged, so access to affected areas is still a challenge.” Adnan Khan, spokesman for the Crisis Management Authority in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was quoted as saying.

“The main problem there is outbreak of diseases, especially in Nowshera district where hundreds of dead animals are lying on the ground and there is a shortage of machinery to remove them.”

“Since the flood hit our area, I did not see any food or relief packets from the government. Their offices have been washed away or damaged,” said a local school teacher in Swat Valley.

Residents take shelter on high grounds from floods in Risalpur, located in Nowshera District, in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province July 30, 2010. ACredit: REUTERS/Adrees Latif. Image may be subject to copyright.

Deluge Buries Pakistan Province

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The above images were captured by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on July 31, 2010 (top), and August 1, 2009 (bottom ). “These images show the Indus River in northwestern Pakistan. Both images use a combination of infrared and visible light to increase the contrast between water and land. Water varies in color from electric blue to navy. Vegetation is green and bare ground is pinkish brown. Clouds range in color from nearly white to pale blue-green.” Source: NASA E/O. Click images to enlarge.

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Earth: Wounded and Feverish

Posted by feww on July 7, 2010

103-degrees in Central Park, LaGuardia, Newark

Fire-Earth forecast last month:

June 2010 could also prove be the warmest on record, by a large margin

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Record-Breaking Heat Hits NYC and NJ

Central Park hit a scorching 103 degrees, breaking a record set in 1999. Newark reached 103, a new all-time high.  Record highs were also set at Newark (103 degrees), LaGuardia (103 degress) and JFK (101 degrees) airports.

Heat Reaches Dangerous Levels in Salem County, NJ

Heatwave grips Salem County, NJ, as Temperature soars above 100 degrees

13 FDNY Injuries In Battle Against Stifling Temps

Thirteen firefighters suffered heat related injuries including dehydration and exhaustion as soaring temperatures made their work more difficult. More…

Heatwave Along East Coast kills One

“A heatwave along America’s East Coast has left one person dead and sent temperatures soaring into the triple digits, creating dangerous conditions from North Carolina to Boston.” More …

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103 degrees in Central Virginia: “Too darn hot to make hay”

The 103-degree recorded at McCormick Observatory is  “a harbinger of weather to come,” officials said.

“The last time we saw a temperature that high at McCormick was Aug. 1, 1999, when it was 105 degrees,” said Jerry Stenger, director of the University of Virginia’s climatology office. “It’s not a day to be in the roofing trade, that’s for sure. It may not reach that high, but it doesn’t look like we’ll see much relief from above-average temperatures for awhile.”

That’s bad news for farmers across the state who have been hard hit by the heat, Virginia Farm Bureau officials said.

“One more week without rainfall and we will be in an extremely critical situation. All crops have stopped growing and are in survival mode. This includes all row crops, alfalfa and grass hay,” said Jon Repair, of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Agency in Rockbridge County. More…

Large part of China gripped by soaring heat

“In Wenzhou City, in east China’s Zhejiang Province, residents are also suffering from the hot weather, with temperatures climbing up to 41 degrees Celsius (105.8ºF).” More…

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Ready to Welcome Climate Refugees?

Posted by feww on March 9, 2010

Brought to you by ‘nonnegotiable lifestyle’

Not a climate refugee yet? You’ll probably have to play host to a few, for now!

Here’s a sample of what may soon be occurring on much larger scales:

About 300,000 people living on the slopes of Mount Elgon, Bududa, Uganda, will be moved: Ugandan Government

The government says another 200,000 people who live in western Uganda, near the Ruwenzori mountains, should also be relocated, bringing the total of people at risk of floods and landslides to a whopping half a million. And that is just the beginning!

Map of Uganda. Click image to enlarge. Source: U.S. Govt. Image enhanced by Fire-Earth.

The total population at risk of landslides and floods is estimated to be 500,000,” Ugandan deputy minister for disaster preparedness, Musa Ecweru said.

He has described the recent deadly mudslide in Bududa as a “wake-up call.”

Fearing more floods and landslides, about 300,000 people have already abandoned their homes in the mountainous regions in Bududa including the districts of Budaka, Butaleja, and Tororo, he said.

His fears are compounded by recent meteorological reports forecasting above normal rainfall throughout the ongoing rainy season which ends in May [but might linger on longer this year.]

Ecweru says most of the mountainous area in eastern border of  his  country with Kenya, especially the slopes of Mount Elgon (located about  about 275km north-east of the capital Kampala), is too dangerous for human habitation.

“The Elgon region has been invaded up to very dangerous slopes and if we don’t relocate these people we are likely to witness a repeat of what we have witnessed,” he said, referring to the massive mudslide last struck the region on March 1.

A woman searches for her missing relatives on a pile of soil in Bududa village, 210 km (130 miles) east-northeast of the Ugandan capital Kampala, March 3, 2010. The landslide in eastern Uganda has killed at least 80 people and villagers are digging with bare hands and simple tools in the hope of finding survivors, a government minister and Ugandan media said on Tuesday. Credit: REUTERS/James Akena. Image may be subject to copyright. For more images click link bottom of page.

According to different reports between 82 and 106 bodies have so far been recovered from the  mudslide in the Bududa district, but the death toll is thought to be between 106 and 350. A fast-moving avalanche of earth buried homes, schools, shops and other structures, turning entire villages into instant graves.

Folks, learn to be a good host, look after any guest who comes your way. Who knows, you could be knocking on other peoples’ door before long.

AND never say, “it would never happen to us!”

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