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Climate alarmists redefine 'hurricane' to fit warming narrative and deny looming Ice Age will affect Earth

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
With no hurricanes making landfall in 11 years in the USA, that takes us back to a 1860 record of longest without a hurricane. Since the scary predictions of more and more powerful hurricanes didn't work out for the global warming crowd, now they want to re-define what hurricanes are to make it appear that they are more destructive to fit the narrative of CO2 causes more hurricanes. Also the same crew says that the new Mini Ice Age will have no effect on Earth. What if they are wrong??

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Mussel die-off stretches for 50 miles along river in Ohio

© Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch
Anthony Sasson, freshwater conservation manager for the Nature Conservancy in Ohio, picks up a dead mussel in the Big Darby Creek at Prairie Oaks Metro Park.
Whatever is killing fragile mussels in Big Darby Creek has spread along 50 miles of the protected waterway, and state and federal environmental officials say they are no closer to figuring out the cause after several weeks.

Biologists, mollusk experts and officials with state and federal agencies gathered Oct. 20 to talk about the mysterious die-off. They've been surveying the stream and collecting samples, but say it could be weeks before a cause is pinpointed.

In the meantime, the mollusks continue to die, leaving their empty shells strewn along the stream.

"This is one of the few last healthy rivers in America. If we lose that we're losing a key piece of our heritage," said John Tetzloff, president of the Darby Creek Association. "Mussels have been in decline for decades. ... It was a recipe for disaster and this is the disaster. This could be the end of Darby as we know it."

Mussels are immobile filter-feeders and are highly sensitive to environmental changes. That makes them "canaries in the coal mine" for various ecosystems tied to the Darby, Tetzloff said.


Shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake recorded off False Pass, Alaska

5.8 magnitude earthquake 173 km from Akutan, Alaska, United States

2016-10-27 11:53:18 UTC

UTC time: Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:53 AM
Your time: 2016-10-27T11:53:18Z
Magnitude Type: mwp
USGS page: M 5.8 - 136km S of False Pass, Alaska
USGS status: Reviewed by a seismologist
Reports from the public: 0 people

2016-10-27 11:53:18 UTC 5.8 magnitude, 17 km depth

Cloud Precipitation

Farming areas devastated following floods in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

© Ministro de Agroindustria de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
Flooding in the north west of Buenos Aires province, Argentina
Long term flooding in the north west of Buenos Aires province, Argentina, has prompted the provincial government to declare an agricultural emergency for affected areas.

The flooding has affected the low-lying rural, farming areas of Carlos Tejedor, Rivadavia, General Villegas and Trenque Lauquen. Roads are under water and villages left isolated. Some families have been evacuated. However, it is crops and farmland that have been worst hit.

Long-term, persistent rainfall and flood water from the overflowing Quinto River has devastated crops and farmland so severely, farmers have been left with nowhere else to turn but to the provincial government for help and assistance. Dairy farmers are also severely affected. Wide areas of grazing land is underwater and blocked roads have hindered milk collection and distribution.

Yesterday, Buenos Aires Province Minister for Agribusiness, Leonardo Sarquís, visited affected areas and declared the agricultural emergency in order to help affected farmers.


Woman dies following attack by wild gaur in Tamil Nadu, India; 3rd such incident for the locality in 2 years

Wild gaur
The woman tourist from Chennai, who was attacked by a wild Indian gaur at Sim's Park in Coonoor last Monday, died at Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) in Coimbatore, on Wednesday.

Dinesh, 29 and his wife Thamarai, 26, from Mannivakkam in Thambaram, Chennai, were on a leisure trip in Nilgiris, when the incident happened. The gaur had attacked both of them but Dinesh managed to escape with minor injuries while his wife suffered a punctured stomach.

The newly married couple had come to Ooty last Friday. After visiting various tourist spots in Ooty and its surroundings for two days, they went to Coonoor, this past Monday. As they were admiring some flowers in Sim's Park, the animal attacked them.

They were rushed to the Coonoor government hospital. After first aid was administered, they were referred to CMCH for further treatment. There, Thamarai underwent an operation and had been kept in the ICU.


Shallow 2.3 magnitude earthquake hits Cornwall, UK

Here's how the quake looked to scientists.
Cornwall has been struck by a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, with the centre of the quake at Liskeard.

There are no reports of any damage this morning.

Kirstin Lemon, of the British Geological Survey, said the quake of this size was unusual for Cornwall adding that scientists hoped to have more details soon.

Dozens of people are now comparing their experience of the earthquake on our Facebook pages. Nanny Kay wrote: "Heard the rumble in Newquay but didn't feel any movement although things in the kitchen started making noises just after."

Sarah Pascoe of Wadebridge said there was "a rumbling sound like thunder and the ground was shaking for around 30 seconds".

Lisa Grainger added: "Definitely heard the rumble then the house vibrate here in Polperro."

Ice Cube

Day After Tomorrow climate scenario: Scientists think global warming causes cold weather

From the University of Sheffield and "The Day After Tomorrow" department comes this climate disaster movie plot wherein global warming, er, climate change, cause the polar jet stream to go wacky and freeze us extra good in winter. Really. No mention of what caused similar weather during the "Little Ice Age" between roughly AD 1300 and 1850, except that they are sure they've ruled out "natural variation" now.

The movie plot from IMDB:
As Paleoclimatologist named Jack Hall is in Antartica, he discovers that a huge ice sheet has sheared off. But what he does not know is that this event will trigger a massive climate shift that will affect the world population. Meanwhile, his son Sam is with friends in New York to attend an event. There they discover that it has been raining non-stop for the past 3 days, and after a series of weather-related disasters begin to occur over the world, everybody realizes the world is entering a new Ice Age and the world population begins trying to evacuate to the warmer climates of the south. Jack makes a daring attempt to rescue his son and his friends who are stuck in New York and who have managed to survive not only a massive wave but also freezing cold temperatures that could possibly kill them.
The paper press release via Eurekalert, they even have a scientist named "Hall":

Comment: In other words, "natural variations mostly account for the cold weather, but global warming causes cold weather"? Global warming stopped years ago, and is itself a natural variation over the long term. Humanity better face it: the global climate is self-regulating, and ice ages happen regularly. The Gulf Stream would probably be a better phenomenon to analyze in this regard: Fire and Ice: The Day After Tomorrow.


Dead blue whale found floating near beach in Daly City, California

Dead blue whale
A dead whale was spotted floating near a beach in Daly City on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m., the whale was found floating about a quarter-mile off shore from Thornton State Beach in Daly City. The whale has now since drifter closer to shore, spokesperson Giancarlo Rulli said.

The Marine Mammal Center was notified around 1:00 p.m., however they are unable to do anything until the whale has come ashore. According to the Marine Mammal Center, though the whale is only about a quarter mile offshore, they cannot predict when or where the whale will wash up.

Researchers have determined that the whale is a male blue whale. Officials from the center have sent a team member to look at the whale but at this time, the age and size of the whale is unknown.


More than 100,000 acres destroyed in Alabama by 900-plus wildfires since October 1

Officials say more than 900 wildfires have destroyed over 100,000 acres across the state this month amid an ongoing drought that has no signs of ending anytime soon.

Interim State Forester Gary Cole said in a statement Monday that extremely dry conditions have created favorable environments for wildfires during the past several weeks.

"The drought creates a dangerous scenario where wildfire can quickly spread out of control, destroying forestland and threatening homes," Cole said.

Gov. Robert Bentley on Oct. 12 signed a drought emergency declaration, putting 46 counties under the no burn order.

Cole says that order will remain in effect until weather conditions have significantly improved. Citing a 10-day forecast of low potential for rainfall, Cole says there is "no relief in sight."

Violators of the burn ban could face a fine of up to $500 and up to six months in jail if convicted.

Source: Associated Press

Arrow Down

Mudslide on major highway in Colombia kills at least 6

© AP Photo/Luis Benavides
A police officer, bottom, gestures to rescue workers looking for survivors at the site of a mudslide that killed at least six people along a highway in Copacabana, on the outskirts of Medellin, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
A landslide on the main highway linking Colombia's two biggest cities has killed at least six people and trapped an unknown number under tons of earth.

Antioquia state rescue chief Mario Parodi says four people were rescued and hospitalized after the Wednesday morning disaster covered all four lanes of the highway linking Bogota with Medellin. Rescuers with dogs joined the search for victims.

Parodi said two motorcycles, a truck and two small vehicles were buried by the slide, which covered two football fields.

He said the highway would be closed for several days. Landslides are not uncommon in Colombia's rugged mountainous terrain.