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Global warming alarmists alarmed typhoon trend falling! - First time in 70 years no Pacific typhoon formed in July

This year is the first time since 1951 the Pacific sees no typhoons in the month of July. Typhoons have seen downward trend since 1951.
Typhoon Numbers
© Japan Meteorological Agency
Data source: JMA, here and here.
Global warming alarmists like to claim that tropical storms will intensify and become more frequent unless people stop using fossil fuels.

And recently these alarmists have had our attention steered to the Atlantic basin, where tropical storms this year have seen quite an active season thus far.

Another reason the focus has been on the Atlantic is because very little has been happening in terms of Pacific typhoons, and the alarmists don't want to talk about that.

In fact this July is the first July to have seen no typhoons formed in the Pacific at all since statistics on this began in 1951, according to the data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Normally between 3 to 4 typhoons form in the Pacific in July. Up to 8 have formed in the past, e.g. on 2017 and 1971. But this year July failed to see a single typhoon form - the first time this has occurred since 1951.

Fish

Winnipeg woman injured in 'extremely unusual' Ontario fish attack: 'It pulled me under'

Driver was left with scrapes and significant puncture wounds on her calf.
© Terry Driver
Driver was left with scrapes and significant puncture wounds on her calf.
A Winnipeg woman is healing at home after being left with significant injuries in a rare musky attack near Minaki, Ont., last weekend.

Kim Driver says she was wading about chest-deep into waters last Saturday when the unthinkable happened.

"All of a sudden I just felt something tap my left leg, like brush it, and then next thing I know it just took a hold of my right leg," said Driver, an avid angler who has been a seasonal camper in Minaki since 2007.

"I looked down and I saw the fish's head, which looked like an alligator, and it just grabbed it and it moved me from side-to-side and then it pulled me under."


Seismograph

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes southern Philippines - EMSC

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The quake occurred at a depth of 473 kilometres, seismologists said.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines, on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.

The quake happened at 17:09 (UTC), at a depth of 473 kilometres to the north-west of Cotabato on Mindanao island.

No injuries or damage have so far been reported.

Cloud Precipitation

Hurricane Isaias kills 2 in Dominican Republic

flood
Isaias, now a hurricane, left widespread damage across the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico before moving on toward the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas on Friday.

One person was killed in the Dominican Republic when a high-voltage power line fell, according to Dominican Today. Civil Defense officials said Chiche Peguero, 53, was killed when strong winds caused the line to fall in Río San Juan, a city in the María Trinidad Sánchez province, according to El Caribe.

A 5-year-old boy was killed when a tree fell and crushed his home in Altamira in Puerto Plata province, El Caribe reported.

The winds also damaged two houses in the province.


Comment: Storm Isaías leaves nearly 500,000 without electricity in Puerto Rico - flooding and landslides also hit the island


Cloud Precipitation

Flash flooding in Afghanistan kills 16 including children

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Flash flooding in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 16 people after heavy rains swept parts of a mountainous area, an Afghan official said Saturday.

Heavy floods hit the Khewa district, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarharn province. He added that four others were wounded in the incident.

The majority of the victims are children, said Khogyani. He added that a team has been sent to the area to help with emergency services following the foul weather.

The flash floods damaged dozens of homes, the spokesman added.

Summer often brings heavy rainfalls in eastern Afghanistan leading to floods that can leave hundreds of people dead and many more injured every year.

Source: AP

Better Earth

California's sinking coastal hotspots revealed in new survey

California sinking
© USGS NED
Coastal elevation in California. Coastal zones, which are defined to be those with elevations less than 10 m, are shown in red. Segments of the coast with elevations higher than 10 m are colored by a yellow gradient.
A majority of the world population lives on low lying lands near the sea, some of which are predicted to submerge by the end of the 21st century due to rising sea levels.

The most relevant quantity for assessing the impacts of sea-level change on these communities is the relative sea-level rise — the elevation change between the Earth's surface height and sea surface height. For an observer standing on the coastland, relative sea-level rise is the net change in the sea level, which also includes the rise and fall of the land beneath observer's feet.

Now, using precise measurements from state-of-the-art satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) that can detect the land surface rise and fall with millimeter accuracy, an Arizona State University research team has, for the first time, tracked the entire California coast's vertical land motion.

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Igloo

Record snowfall in Patagonia bury livestock alive

Historic snowfall could destroy sheep farming in the area for years. Five feet (1½ m) of snow and temperatures around 20 degrees below zero.
Can you imagine even trying to walk through snow up to your chin?

This climate combo, which has been taking place for 20 days in the region, left livestock farming in a critical state and led to the Rio Negro government this week declaring a state of Emergency and / or Agricultural Disaster in 6 departments of the western province.
Heavy Snowfall
© IceAgeNow
In the departments of Bariloche, El Cuy, Ñorquinco and Pilcaniyeu were hit by "extraordinary snowfall" that "have caused damage" in rural livestock farms in the area, leading to a crisis for many sheep farmers and other productions in Patagonia and the south of the country.

Cloud Lightning

Lightning claims 10 lives in a day across Bihar, India

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The separate lightning incidents claimed 10 lives at different places in Bihar on Thursday.

According to reports pouring in here from different districts 5 people died due to lightning in Jamui, three in Sheikhpura and one each in Aurangabad and Begusarai during the day.

Meanwhile expressing deep sorrow over the lightning incident the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed the authorities to pay an exgratia of rupees 4 lakh to the kith of those killed in the incident.

Boat

Flash floods doubled in Western Himalayan rivers between 1980-2003

flash flood
Flash flood events in the Western Himalayan rivers doubled between 1980-2003 due to increases in extreme rainfall, according to a new study.

The findings provide the first observational evidence of increases in "extreme streamflow" in the rivers of this highly vulnerable region, and highlight an urgent need for a real-time flood-forecasting system for the area, the study said.

Floodplain zoning to regulate construction should also be considered, researchers added. Around 17 million people live in this region.

Although the data analysis does not cover recent years, the frequent floods over the past decade suggest the findings are representative, said Subimal Ghosh, study co-author and professor at IIT Bombay. There have been floods almost every other year in the past decade in the Western Himalayan states, including in Uttarakhand in 2013 and Jammu and Kashmir in 2018.

Seismograph

A sizable earthquake just hit Los Angeles, and the clock is ticking for the West Coast of the United States

earthquake and sea
Every time the west coast shakes, it is another reminder that a day of reckoning is fast approaching. Someday time will run out and "the Big One" will finally strike, and the devastation will be far more immense than most people would dare to imagine. Over the last 7 days, there have been 1,957 earthquakes in California and Nevada, but the one that everyone is talking about is the magnitude 4.2 earthquake that just shook up Los Angeles. According to ABC News, this quake was large enough to trigger "alerts from the state's new quake warning system"...
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake gave the Los Angeles region a predawn wake-up call Thursday, triggering local alerts from the state's new quake warning system but resulting in no reports of significant damage.

The 4:29 a.m. jolt was centered in the northern San Fernando Valley and occurred at a depth of 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of aftershocks followed.

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