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Two members of family killed by lightning in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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Two members of the same family were killed by lightning in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.

A survivor of the lightning strike in Nongoma, 300km north of Durban, was taken to hospital, co-operative governance and traditional affairs MEC Sipho Hlomuka said on Saturday.

Hlomuka issued a statement in which he sent condolences to the Buthelezi family and said disaster management officials had been asked to support survivors.

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Temperatures far below normal in Kazakhstan and Central Asia

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"Kazakhstan and Central Asia fall into ice captivity."

In Kazakhstan and Central Asia, for two weeks it has been too cold for December. Air temperature anomaly maps show sub-normal temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees, sometimes as much as 10 degrees.

Minus 30 ° C have been observed in Kazakhstan, and minus 25 ° C in both Kyrgyzstan and northern Uzbekistan., which are uncommon for December.

It's cold in the south. It is snowing in Dushanbe and Tashkent, and the temperature only occasionally reaches a high of zero.


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14-year-old dies after family dog attacks him in Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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A Minnesota teen died after his family's dog attacked him in the yard, authorities say.

The 14-year-old boy was dead when deputies arrived at a home near Battle Lake on Thursday afternoon, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

The long-haired German shepherd was "extremely aggressive" and the dog was killed at the owner's request and due to concerns it could harm others, authorities say.

The boy's identity wasn't released.

The sheriff's office told KARE the boy's father called for help after his son didn't respond from the yard. The father was unable to leave the house to check on his son due to a medical condition, the news outlet reported.


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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2020: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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Brace yourselves for a bumpy ride! It seems that nature has a lot to say and she's not holding back. If October was loaded with Extreme Weather, November went on better.

Eta, the biggest storm of a record-breaking hurricane season, devastated Central America, parts of the Caribbean, and hit parts of southeast Mexico, and the US with heavy rain and floods.

In Central America, the crops and shelters people used when they worked the land were gone without a trace. In the worst-hit countries of Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala, 90 people died and 113 are still missing, with 210,000 evacuated from their homes.

Even as the region reeled from the devastation caused by Hurricane Eta, hurricane Iota arrived, unleashing torrential floods, flipping roofs onto streets, and killing at least nine people across Central America and the Caribbean. About 100,000 Nicaraguans and Hondurans were evacuated from their homes.

Brazil also took a significant hit this month, with unprecedented floods, record cold temperatures, hailstorms and a streak of meteor fireballs. Leading to significant crop losses, and infrastructure damage.

On the other side of the globe, heavy rains triggered by Storm Etau caused landslides and severe flooding in the central provinces of Vietnam. Since the previous month, the region was hit by torrential rains, widespread flooding, and landslides caused by one storm after another. At least 235 people were killed or are missing, and thousands of houses have been flooded.

Another major storm, typhoon Goni, brought devastating winds and rain to the Philippines, affecting more than 19 million with floods and landslides. In addition, the northeast region was pummeled again by another storm that left at least 13 people dead, 15 missing, and 200,000 evacuated. 1.9 million households were without power in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Along with the sheets of rain, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the 2nd largest Philippine island of Mindanao, with no casualties or damage reported.

Over the past few years of tracking these events, it is clear that precipitation around the world had increased dramatically in that time. If temperatures in the upper layers of the atmosphere continue to drop, this amount of water may soon translate into truly massive snowfalls, causing even more damage to crops, cattle and essential infrastructure.

Speaking of the white stuff, cold and snow records continued to be broken this month in parts of the US, Canada, China, Russia and the Middle East. Increasingly cold temperatures are having a significant impact on millions of people around the world, and we must ask: are we actually already experiencing the first signs of a new ice age? If so, we may all pay a heavy price for the distraction of the "invisible enemy" that grabbed the headlines for most of this year

Meteor/fireballs put on another spectacular show this month. It seems reasonable to assume that the undeniable increase in these space rocks in our skies and the chaos in the domain of human affairs, is not a coincidence. Maybe we should start paying attention to "cosmic intentions" rather than the machinations of our petty tyrant political leaders.

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for November 2020:


Attention

'Woman in her 40s' dies in rare shark attack off coast of Caribbean island

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Local media says the victim was a woman in her 40s who had been swimming at Orient Bay.

A person has been killed in a shark attack off the coast of Saint Martin in the Caribbean.

Local reports suggest the victim was a woman in her 40s who had been swimming in Orient Bay on Thursday - a popular beach.

It is the first fatal attack in the territory's recent history, according to government spokesperson Alain Rioual.

Most attacks in the Caribbean have been in the Bahamas, where two incidents - one fatal - were reported in 2019.

Comment: Just 2 days earlier: 56-year-old man dead following shark attack at Honolua Bay, Hawaii


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Three possible reasons changes are happening in front of you

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© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Looking at Summer snow in Tasmania, 11 foot snowfalls in Europe, sunspot anomalies, the changes or an age or geoengineering, so many changes are happening, I wonder which is the most responsible for the shifts in the world we are seeing.


Comment: See also:


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Summer snow falling in Northern Southland, New Zealand

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Okaka Lodge on Southland's Hump Ridge Track on December 10
Some Southlanders could be forgiven for thinking they are in for a white Christmas as they woke to snow falling on Friday morning.

Light snow is falling in parts of Northern Southland, as temperatures plummeted overnight.

Snow is falling on State Highway 6 between Lumsden and Kingston, on Gorge Hill between Te Anau and Mossburn and in hill country in the province.

There is a dusting of snow on the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, and snow had started to fall in Arrowtown.


Attention

Three die in elephant attacks in Chhattisgarh, India

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Charging elephant
Three persons were killed in separate incidents of elephant attack in Chhattisgarh's Korba district in the last four days, a Forest Department official said on Thursday.

The latest attack took place early Thursday in which Budhmaniya Bai (50) was trampled by a wild elephant when she was sleeping at her farm in Ghaghra village in the Pasaan forest range, the official said.

Similarly, an elephant attacked Bandhano Bai (70) in Badgaon village in the Lemru forest range and she succumbed to her injuries at a hospital, he said.

A 65-year-old man, Ghasiram Gond, was killed by an elephant in Birra village in Pasaan area on December 7, the official said
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Comment: Another fatality also occurred recently in the state of Assam.


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Waterspout swirls near coast of Australia's Northern Territory

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A waterspout formed near Bynoe Harbour in Australia's Northern Territory on Tuesday, December 8, as local Mark Hay was returning from an outing on the water.

Hay said he and his companions were "dodging a storm" when they spotted the waterspout.

"It got a lot bigger as we [came] around the top end of an island in Bynoe Harbour," he told Storyful. "So we stopped to take pictures and it just kept growing bigger then moments later it disappeared."


Credit: Mark Hay via Storyful

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M6.0 earthquake hits south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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© Phil McCarten / Reuters
Magnitude: 6.0

Region: SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

Date time: 2020-12-10 20:42:06.5 UTC

Location: 32.93 S ; 179.87 W

Depth: 80 km

Distances: 640 km NNE of Tauranga, New Zealand / pop: 110,000 / local time: 09:42:06.5 2020-12-11
593 km NNE of Whitianga, New Zealand / pop: 3,300 / local time: 09:42:06.5 2020-12-11