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Dorian remnants brought early snow to parts of Atlantic Canada

Light snow fell in Labrador after post-tropical storm Dorian swept through.
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Light snow fell in Labrador after post-tropical storm Dorian swept through.
As remnants of Dorian moved east and merged with a trough, some light snow fell on parts of New Brunswick and Labrador

After Dorian made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical storm in Nova Scotia Saturday and tracked east, it left behind more than a trail of damage and power outages -- it even dropped some light flurries in parts of New Brunswick and Labrador, later that evening and overnight Sunday, respectively.

What led to the dusting of the white stuff (no accumulations) was a trough merging with Dorian. As it transitioned into a post-tropical storm, the wind field expanded and the storm lost its tropical characteristics, Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter explained.

Comment: Early snowfall for Labrador, Canada


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Ice Age Farmer Report: Point of no return - no veggies to can - "China eats Kenya's donkeys"

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As our climate shifts in the Grand Solar Minimum, vegetable shortages are forcing canneries and processing plants to shut down for lack of product. Banks are telling customers to go to Food Banks as prices rise. China's ravenous appetite for protein threatens Kenya's donkeys in the wake of African Swine Fever -- they are already struggling to feed their people. Canada has had a rough season, and is already experiencing frost. The signs of looming food scarcity are everywhere -- Christian breaks it down.


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Arrow Down

Landslides triggered by heavy rain kill at least 2 children in Bangladesh

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The children were killed on spot due to the incidents

At least two children were killed in separate incidents of landslides triggered by heavy rains in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazaar.

The incidents occurred in Urumarchhara and Fakiramora areas under Pallanpara village in Teknaf municipality on Tuesday morning.

The deceased are - Mehedi Hasan, 10, and Alifa, 5, of Pallanpara village in the upazila.

Snowflake

Snow in September? Winter comes early to northern Italy

Winter in Livigno, north Italy on September 8

Winter in Livigno, north Italy on September 8
Italy has already had its first snow of the year, with parts of the Alps turned unusually white in the first week of September.

The first flakes began falling on Friday and continued throughout the weekend, leaving the highest slopes covered in several centimetres of snow.

As much as 27 centimetres was measured near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites, according to regional authorities.



Comment: Early snowfall piles up in the Alps - up to 20 inches deep


Doberman

Woman killed by her own dogs in Dutchess County, New York

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On September 7, 2019, at approximately 4:00 p.m., the New York State Police and Pleasant Valley Fire Department EMS were dispatched to Barkit Kennel Road in the town of Pleasant Valley by Dutchess County 911 for a report of a woman with life threatening injuries.

The woman was identified as Arlene Renna, age 67, who was found unconscious on the living room floor of her residence by her husband after he arrived home. Ms. Renna unfortunately died at scene from her injuries.


Ice Cube

Thick Arctic ice stops yet another ship of 'Climate Change' documentary filmmakers

MS MALMO came to a grinding halt on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, the Svalbard Archipelago.

MS MALMO came to a grinding halt on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, the Svalbard Archipelago.

The MS MALMO is the latest in a long list of ships to have gotten stuck in
surprisingly thick Arctic sea ice this year.

The Swedish vessel, built in 1943 and refurbished in 2014, was on an "Arctic tour" with the noble mission of ferrying a team of Climate Change documentary filmmakers to the front line. The teams intention was to capture some of the catastrophic ice melt being reported by the worlds media — ice melt which it would appear still refuses to manifest despite decades of furious willing from the UN & IPCC.

The MS MALMO came to a grinding halt on Sep 3 off Longyearbyen, the Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, when it encountered impenetrably thick ice.

All 16 icehuggers on-board wound up being evacuated by helicopter in very challenging conditions and at the expense of a carbon-footprint of yeti proportions:

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Biohazard

Deadly algae on Brittany's beaches is killing dozens of people annually

Activists say stinking sludge is linked to nitrates in fertilisers from intensive farming

algae at the Valais beach in Saint-Brieuc.
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A woman looks at properties declared out of bounds due to algae at the Valais beach in Saint-Brieuc.
André Ollivro stepped carefully down the grassy banks of an estuary in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, not far from his beachfront cabin. The pungent smell of rotting eggs wafting from decomposing seaweed made him stop and put on his gas mask. It was a strange sight in what is usually a tourist hotspot.

"You can't be too careful," said the 74-year-old former gas technician, who is leading the fight against what has come to be known as France's coastal "killer slime".

"When I was 16, I used to bring a boat here with my uncle," Ollivro said. "In those days, it was all about natural beauty and you didn't see seaweed piled up. It's a shame this place has come to be associated with death."

Comment: Apparently the gas released by these algae is hydrogen sulfide, which, at high concentrations, can quickly become lethal.


Windsock

Powerful Typhoon Faxai kills three, injures 40 and wreaks havoc on Tokyo transport system

Typhoon Faxai
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Typhoon Faxai, which assaulted the Kanto region from late Sunday night to early Monday morning, toppled a utility pole and pillars, several stories high, that held up netting around a golf driving range in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
A powerful typhoon landed near Tokyo early Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring about 40 as well as affecting hundreds of thousands of rush-hour commuters in the metropolitan area at the start of the week.

East Japan Railway Co., also known as JR East, had suspended all lines in the greater Tokyo area as Typhoon Faxai made landfall near the city of Chiba, shortly before 5 a.m., as one of the strongest typhoons on record in the Kanto region.

A woman in her 50s in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, was confirmed dead after a security camera captured her being blown off her feet and into a wall, according to police.

An 87-year-old man died in the town of Otaki in Chiba Prefecture after being struck by a tree that fell as he tried to clear storm debris nearby.

At the Yokosuka base of the Maritime Self-Defense Force in Kanagawa Prefecture, a 47-year-old company employee who was working to fix a power generation unit was found collapsed and later confirmed dead at a hospital. Police believe he was blown off balance by a strong gust in the typhoon and may have fallen from a terrace on the second floor.

The weather agency had warned that central and eastern Japan, including Tokyo, could see record winds, forcing airlines to cancel flights and some major roads to be closed. Authorities issued voluntary evacuation warnings to more than 390,000 people, as forecasters cautioned the rain and wind could reach "record" proportions.


Snowflake Cold

Stone fruit production in Río Negro, Argentina affected by severe frost

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The last frosts in the Alto Valley of Rio Negro, which had extremely cold temperatures of almost -10º C for 14 hours, could have damaged much of the region's fruit production, especially stone fruits, such as peaches and plums. The damages are currently being evaluated by the technicians of the Secretariat of Fruit Cultivation of Rio Negro.

Fortunately, as stated by the provincial Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, Alberto Diomedi, "the Inter-jurisdictional Authority of the Limay, Neuquen, and Negro River Basins (AIC) had announced this extreme weather event five days in advance, which allowed producers to prepare to face it." The government sent water through the irrigation canals so that the producers could spray it as a defense against the frost, the official said.

Comment: Elsewhere recently in the country: Argentine stone fruits expected to suffer serious losses due to harsh late frosts


Sun

NASA admits climate change occurs because of changes in Earth's solar orbit, not because of SUVs and fossil fuels

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For more than 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has known that the changes occurring to planetary weather patterns are completely natural and normal. But the space agency, for whatever reason, has chosen to let the man-made global warming hoax persist and spread, to the detriment of human freedom.

It was the year 1958, to be precise, when NASA first observed that changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth's axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as "warming" (or "cooling," depending on their agenda). In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet by driving SUVs or eating beef, in other words.

But NASA has thus far failed to set the record straight, and has instead chosen to sit silently back and watch as liberals freak out about the world supposedly ending in 12 years because of too much livestock, or too many plastic straws.

Comment: One aspect not mentioned in the article is the effect the cosmic environment has on the planet's weather. None the less, those perpetuating the 'man-made climate change' narrative are selling us a load of horse hockey.

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