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China’s Dangerous Air Pollution Extends to Japan

Posted by feww on March 12, 2013

Beijing AQI: ‘Very Unhealthy’ Again

Tick clouds of smog from China rolled across southern Japan, as sandstorms reduced visibility forcing many flight cancellations in airports  across the region starting Sunday March 10, reports said.

  • The sandstorm is believed to have contributed to unseasonably high temperatures across the Japan. Tokyo reported a high of 25.3ºC — the highest ever recorded for March since record-keeping began in 1876, NHK said.

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Beijing PM-2.5 level, Tuesday 12 March 2013 @22:00. Source: Insdio

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AQI Chart

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AQI for other cities across China

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Major winter storm is wreaking havoc across Europe

Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures forced the closure of Frankfurt International Airport, Europe’s third-largest, as hundreds of flights across other European airports were cancelled.

  • The Eurostar high-speed train service between London and Paris was also suspended due to heavy snow in France and Belgium.
  • “All Eurostar services are currently disrupted and are subject to severe delays,” said a statement on Eurostar’s website. “Our advice to passengers is not to travel today and not to come to our stations.”
  • Freezing temperatures follow the unusually warm spell last week that saw temperatures up to 20ºC (68 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of Germany.

Major outbreak of Hand-foot-mouth (HFM) disease  in Vietnam

HFM,  a contagious viral disease, targets mostly infants and children. The disease has affected more than 10,000 people in Vietnam the first two months of this year, said the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

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March 12, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,096 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,096 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

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Winter Officially Starts Today!

Posted by feww on December 20, 2009

A Dry Run for Climate Chaos Heading Our Way

The Heaviest Blanket of Snow in 100 Years Covered Most of the Northeast US Yesterday

The worst December snowstorm since 1909 covered NE US under up to 20 inches of snow.


Washington: The West Wing of the White House is seen buried under heavy snowfall December 19, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Yuri Gripas. Image may be subject to copyright.

The snow storm has wreaked havoc affecting areas from North Carolina to New England, with blizzard conditions reported in Washington, DC.

Transportation throughout the Mid-Atlantic have all but come to a virtual stop.

In Newton, Massachusetts, Police Department reported that as of 11 p.m. on December 19, 2009 a snow emergency would be in effect for the city of Newton.

Snow across Europe also caused chaos

Snow blanketed most of Europe. Airports were shut in many countries and roads were made impassable as snow covered the continent. The Channel Tunnel was closed after 6 of their trains broke down allegedly due to “cold weather,” with thousands of passengers stranded.


As snow blanketed most of Europe, cities and motorways in France faced major disruption. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

  • Heavy snowfall on Friday closed UK airports including two in London, and caused chaos on the UK roads.
  • More than half a million pupils were sent home as 1,500 schools closed early.
  • Heavy snowfall hit Romania causing major power blackouts and transport problems, with most flights from the capital Bucharest delayed, and many train services canceled.
  • In Paris, France, officials asked airlines to cancel 1 in 5 flights into and out of Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
  • In Belgium, Brussels international airport saw many flights cancelled after snow and ice covered runways.
  • Grisons region in Switzerland reported a record low temperature of minus 32 degrees Celsius (-32ºC ~ -25ºF) Friday night.
  • In Poland the number of deaths from cold weather jumped by 15, bringing the total to 47 since early December.
  • Dusseldorf Airport, Germany’s third largest was shut down as arctic conditions tightened its grip over northern Europe.

The ensuing deluges throughout the Mid-Atlantic and northern Europe may cause even more chaos!

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