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Snow, freezing temperatures threaten northern U.S. corn, soybeans

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Plunging temperatures and heavy snow forecast for the upper U.S. Plains from Friday to Sunday are likely to damage unharvested corn and soybean crops in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa, meteorologists said on Wednesday.

The winter-like blast could dump up to 3 feet of snow in central and eastern North Dakota and send temperatures plunging into the 20s Fahrenheit in Nebraska, western Iowa, southwest Minnesota and the Dakotas, said Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist with space technology company Maxar.

The forecast sent corn and soybean futures on the Chicago Board of Trade to multi-month highs this week on concerns that late-planted crops that have not yet reached maturity could be destroyed or damaged by the hard freeze.


Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Atmospheric shift: Rare early snow & cold in the N. Hemisphere

Spokane early snow
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Explanations abound why the second Historic snowstorm descends in N. America why record cold sweeps through the Netherlands, Russia, Hungary and the earliest snowfalls on record in Latvia. A million without power in California as inadequate infrastructure is blamed on climate change not poor upkeep all the while crops decimated by winter cold and snow across the USA & Canadian grow zones. Question: Where will the worlds food come from?


Comment: Professor Valentina Zharkova explains and confirms why a "Super" Grand Solar Minimum is upon us


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Early snow stalls western Canadian harvest

A farmer checks on his wheat crop after snowy weather near Cremona, Alberta, north of Calgary on Sept. 30. Early snow and frost is threatening the harvests across western Canada
© Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press
A farmer checks on his wheat crop after snowy weather near Cremona, Alberta, north of Calgary on Sept. 30. Early snow and frost is threatening the harvests across western Canada
With crops like wheat, canola, barley, peas and others ready for harvest, an early snow has caused havoc across much of western Canadian farmland.

Farmers have been as busy as possible trying to get as much harvested as possible before frost and snow ruined crops and stalled the process.

An early crop killing frost and snowfall on the last day of summer, dumped anywhere from 10 cm to one metre of snow across various regions of Alberta, basically halting harvesting. In the south, 60 per cent of the canola crop had been harvested, but province-wide less than 16 per cent had been combined. Province wide wheat harvesting was only 35 per cent complete.

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About 100 hornbills spotted together for first time in China

The birds had previously only been seen in small numbers in China

The birds had previously only been seen in small numbers in China
About 100 hornbills were spotted in flocks for the first time in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

In Tongbiguan Natural Reserve, researchers saw at least 99 hornbills cluster in flocks when they were conducting resource surveys in the area.

The hornbill earned its name with its yellow and black casque on top of its large bill and is a rare species of bird under national second-class protection in China.


Water

Save the oceans - stop recycling plastic

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An explosive report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals that efforts to recycle plastic are a major cause of the marine litter problem. The report, written by public health expert Dr Mikko Paunio, sets out the case for incinerating waste rather than trying to recycle it.

* Most of the plastic waste comes from just a few countries, mostly in Asia and Africa.

* 25% is "leakage" from Asian waste management processes -- the rest is waste that has never been collected, but is simply thrown into rivers.

* But European countries ship inject huge quantities of waste into Asian waste management streams, ostensibly for recycling. As much as 20% -- millions of tons every year -- ends up in the oceans and will continue to do so.


Propaganda

Data Tampering Complete: Mission Accomplished!

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The latest version of NOAA's Global Historical Climatology Network, is the crowning achievement of a decades long effort to rewrite Earth's history and hide the heat of the past.


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Least Bittern and other bird species blown from US to Ireland by Storm Lorenzo

Least Bittern: bird only lived for 30 minutes after it landed from America in John O’Donoghue’s back garden near Tralee.
© Domnick Walsh
Least Bittern: bird only lived for 30 minutes after it landed from America in John O’Donoghue’s back garden near Tralee.
A rarity of a small American bird being swept across the Atlantic by Storm Lorenzo before being discovered in a Co Kerry garden will be the envy of European birdwatchers for years to come, say experts.

The unexpected arrival on Irish shores of the Least Bittern earlier this week was tinged with sadness, however, when the bird died of exhaustion shortly afterwards.

Lorenzo delivered several US-based birds to Irish shores, but none as rare as the Bittern. It is only the 10th time one has been found on this side of the Atlantic.

Comment: Footage of the nighthawk mentioned above:





Windsock

Two Rugby World Cup games cancelled as powerful Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

Super Typhoon Hagibis
© Himawari-8 / Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
Super Typhoon Hagibis late on October 9th local time.
Rugby World Cup organizers announced Thursday that two crucial pool games scheduled to take place on Saturday have been canceled to avoid the impact of a massive super typhoon set to hit the country.

A decision on whether to go ahead with Japan's do-or-die Pool A showdown against Scotland, set for Sunday in Yokohama, will be taken on the morning of the game.

The Pool B game between New Zealand and Italy in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, and the Pool C match between England and France in Yokohama have both been canceled — the first time games have been called off in Rugby World Cup history. All fans with tickets will receive a full refund.

The Pool D game between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka on Friday is expected to go ahead as scheduled, as is the Pool A fixture between Ireland and Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday.

Typhoon Hagibis is predicted to be the biggest typhoon of the 2019 season and is expected to cause widespread disruption throughout Saturday, with public transport shut down in some areas.

Rugby World Cup tournament director Alan Gilpin said the decision to cancel the matches was made on safety grounds, following extensive consultation with independent weather experts.

"As you can imagine, the decision to cancel these matches has not been taken lightly," he said. "It's been made with the best interests of team, public, tournament and volunteer safety as a priority, based on the expert advice and the detailed information we have available.

Comment: Explosive development of Super Typhoon Hagibis


Cloud Lightning

Lightning bolt kills over 150 sheep in Andhra Pradesh, India

dead sheep
As many as 150 sheep perished when lightning struck on them at Vedullapalle village in Bapatla mandal in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Officials said that Veeraiah and Seshaiah were rearing the sheep. Lightning struck on sheep herd killing them on the spot. Rain occurred accompanied by thunders and heavy gales in the wee hours in the area.

The sheep rears told media that the lost over 150 sheep worth about Rs 7 lakh and appealed the government to extend them financial assistance.

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Over 500 people rescued from snow-struck Rohtang Pass in India

Himachal: Rohtang pass receives six inches snowfall,

Rohtang pass receives nearly 10 inches snowfall
More than 500 people, including tourists, were rescued from Rohtang Pass Monday morning after being stranded there for a night because of heavy snowfall.

Around 150 buses, tourist taxis, private cars and military vehicles going towards Manali from the Lahaul side on Sunday had got stuck near the pass after the area received over 25cm of snow, Manali sub-divisional magistrate Raman Gharsangi said. "A fleet of four-wheel drive vehicles was deployed to bring back the stranded. All are safe now," he said.