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Eight-year-old boy mauled to death by neighbour's pit bull in Bloemfontein, South Africa

PIT BULL ATTACK
Free State police on Sunday said a pit bull had to be shot dead after it mauled to death an eight-year-old boy at his home in Vista Park, Bloemfontein.

It is alleged the dog escaped from its enclosure and jumped over the fence into the neighbour's premises at around 2pm on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Lt-Col Thabo Covane said the dog attacked the child, who was playing alone. It bit him severely on the neck and chest.

"The police and paramedics were summoned to the scene and the boy was declared dead on the scene. The beast was put to death," said Covane.

An inquest docket has since been opened at the Mangaung police station.

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Shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes near coast of Chile

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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 18 km depth

A shallow magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Curanilahue, Arauco, Region del Biobio, Chile.

According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Saturday, November 12th, 2022, at 11:24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.


Cloud Precipitation

Flash flood in Benidorm, Spain

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The quick, 30-minute storm that hit Benidorm on Friday morning resulting in the beach being flooded and damaged by the amount of water. The beach team will be busy again repairing this tonight.

00:00 - Start
00:06 - Lightning
00:51 - Flooding
04:17 - Lightning


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Tornado and flooding hits northeast Kuwait

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Weather conditions improved amid heavy rains and violent storms in northern Kuwait with the formation of a tornado, where instability continued to be strong today in northern and northeastern Saudi Arabia, the state of Kuwait and southern Iraq. The intensity of rain and hail continued until Floods hit the Al-Subiya area, northeast of the State of Kuwait, near the Iraq-Basra border after the passing of a giant supercell cloud on November 11, 2022.


Snowflake Cold

Eye popping snowfall totals after November blizzard slams North Dakota, NW Minnesota - 2 feet of snow recorded

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The National Weather Service is reporting some really big snowfall totals for central North Dakota into Northwestern Minnesota.

The first snowstorm of the season produced a Blizzard Warning for much of that area on Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service says Bismarck has had 24 inches of snow, Steel 22", Mandan 21", and Devils Lake 12.5". Grand Forks is at 9.1" and Roseau at 7.5".

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in place for the northern third of Minnesota until 9:00 a.m. Friday. Additional snow accumulations should be less than an inch. However, 40 mile an hour winds will blow the snow around that has already fallen.


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41% of climate scientists don't believe in catastrophic climate change, major new poll finds

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For years, the promoters of the spurious 'settled science' narrative have claimed that there is a 97-99% consensus among scientists about humans causing climate change. The claim is meaningless since it fails to address differences in the extent of human involvement and how harmful the warming is thought to be. A recently published survey of top-level climate scientists found that just over five in 10 attributed the human contribution to recent climate change to be 75% or above. Only around four in 10 scientists believed that the frequency and severity of extreme weather events had increased significantly in recent years.
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Comment: 41% of climate scientists aren't members of the climate cult and still have the capacity of independent thought. Who knew?


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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji - 5th for the region in 3 days

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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 587 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & time Nov 12, 2022 07:09:14 UTC
Local time at epicenter Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 at 8:09 pm (GMT +13)
Status Confirmed
Magnitude 7
Depth 587.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude 20.1155°S / 178.3627°W (South Pacific Ocean, Fiji)

Comment: The others:


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'Large grazing mammals offset climate effects'

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© Shauryankar Lingwal (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Large grazing animals can play a role in stabilising soil carbon and mitigating climate change effects.
A study conducted over a 16-year period in India's Himalayan region confirms what scientists have always believed — that large, grazing mammals play a vital role in stabilising soil carbon and mitigating the effects of climate change.

Soil organic carbon created by decomposing matter supports all life on Earth and provides the largest carbon sink after the oceans. Climate change and sustainable development can be affected by even the slightest change in the quantity and quality of soil carbon, says a paper by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, fenced-off grazing herbivores, such as yaks and ibex, in selected areas of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh state and found that it resulted in the increased stability of soil carbon in the grazed area while there were increased fluctuations in the excluded areas.

Comment: Keep this in mind when confronted with the tired 'cow-farts destroy the planet' trope. The popular climate change narrative is a complete fabrication from the ground up.

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Pacific tsunami warning withdrawn after 7.3 magnitude earthquake east of Tonga - 4th major quake for the region in 2 days

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U.S. authorities have withdrawn the tsunami warning it had declared Friday for multiple Pacific Ocean territories for a 7.3 magnitude earthquake 211 kilometers northeast of Tonga, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The earthquake was recorded at 11:48 a.m. (Spanish peninsular time) with a hypocenter at a depth of about 25 kilometers, according to the report of the Earthquake Emergency Program of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), for its acronym in English.

Comment: Two days earlier: 3 major earthquakes hit South Pacific in quick succession - magnitudes 6.8, 7.0 and 6.6


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Alta Ski Area, Utah has already eclipsed 100 inches of snow (they're not open yet)

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There are many ski areas across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast that would be absolutely thrilled to hit 100 inches of snow throughout an entire season.

Then there's Alta Ski Area, UT, who hit the mark 8 days before they even open. Yeah, you read that correctly...

Alta has seen 100 inches of snow already this Fall, and they don't plan on welcoming skiers until Friday, November 18th. Crazy, right?

Alta has seen a flurry of winter storms dump double-digit storm totals over the last three weeks, with 32 inches falling over the last 48 hours.