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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global deserts green as Africa's new crop grow zone emerges

Greening Sahara desert
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
New report from NASA shows the Sahara Desert has shrunk by 8% in the last 30 years turning greener, right in the exact areas that will be the worlds new agricultural growing zone. Now the conflict for control over the dams and electricity to power East Africa and the cryptocurrency stable coins that go along with that to build out the new agriculture areas.


Comment: As the Sahara Desert shrinks by a whopping 8%, since 2015 Europe is suffering the worst droughts in two thousand years.


Snowflake

Snow accumulates as blizzard conditions hit Texas Panhandle in mid-March

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Blizzard conditions arrived in the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, March 17, bringing wind gusts up to 60 mph and greatly reduced visibility.

Footage shared by Amarillo-based meteorologist Corbin A Voges shows the snowy conditions on Wednesday morning.

"Crazy weather! We made it to 76° yesterday afternoon and we are accumulating snow just 15 hours later!" Voges wrote in a tweet.

The NWS reported downed power lines and stranded cars on highways as near-whiteout conditions struck some areas.


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Tornado damages homes in Choctaw County, Alabama

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A tornado touched down in Choctaw County in the town of Silas, Alabama.

Around 4 pm Wednesday, the tornado hit causing damage to the area. Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley reported there are no deaths or injuries from the tornado but there are a lot of trees and roof damage on the South end of the city.

Medford Taylor a resident of Silas talked about when the storm came through his back yard.

"The wind got pretty strong," Taylor said. "I was in the house by myself watching out the back window and saw it come through the backyard. It didn't hurt the house that much, but it tore all my trees down."

Five homes in the Silas area have reported damage so far.


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Onlookers stunned by sight of 'snow tornado' in Big Sky, Montana

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A group of individuals were treated to the unusual sight of a snow devil whizzing across a snow-covered slope, footage captured by one onlooker shows.

Matt Eichelberger, who captured the footage, told Storyful that his encounter with the meteorological phenomenon occurred on March 16 during a trip to Big Sky, Montana.


Credit: Matt Eichelberger via Storyful

Windsock

Tuesday's 200-mile-wide dust storm brought 64 mph winds to El Paso, Texas

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The sky turned beige and the wind roared Tuesday as a dust storm roughly 200 miles wide engulfed El Paso and neighboring regions as it lumbered toward northeastern New Mexico and other parts of Texas.

The storm's winds reached upwards of 60 mph in East-Central El Paso, where the weather station at the El Paso International Airport recorded a high of 64 mph gusts, according to Joe Delizio, a meteorologist with National Weather Service El Paso.

"Inside the city, but a little bit to the east, we had stronger winds," Delizio said, explaining there were wind gusts "in the 60s and 70s east of the mountain range."


Arrow Down

Skier killed by avalanche in Val d'Aosta, Italy

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A skier was killed by an avalanche in Val d'Aosta on Wednesday, local sources said.

The avalanche happened in the Flassin area, in the Gran San Bernardo Valley, about 1,800 metres up.

The victim was going down a gully with a companion who witnessed the accident.

There was another group of three skiers in the vicinity who were not hit by the avalanche.

Cloud Lightning

Lighting bolt kills three, injures one in Zimbabwe

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A lightning bolt struck and killed three men and seriously injured one at Mhembwechena business centre in Makonde district last week.

Tongai Gandiwa (32), Stewart Phiri (23) and Shadreck Bvudzijena (age unknown) struck while sitting under a tree and where pronounced dead on arrival at Kenzamba clinic.

Tongai's brother, Shine (30) who sustained serious burns was taken to the same clinic where he was treated.

Seismograph

Shallow M6.0 earthquake strikes off Algeria

Algeria quake map
© Volcano Discovery

A shallow 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the Algerian coast on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The USGS said the quake hit 20 kilometres north-east of the city of Bejaia at 1.04am local time (4.04am UAE), at a depth of 10 kilometres.


Mars

Since 2015 Europe suffering worst droughts in two thousand years

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© Ulf Buntgen
Example of a polished cross-section of an oak from the Czech Republic
An international team, led by the University of Cambridge, studied the chemical fingerprints in European oak trees to reconstruct summer climate over 2,110 years. They found that after a long-term drying trend, drought conditions since 2015 suddenly intensified, beyond anything in the past two thousand years.

This anomaly is likely the result of human-caused climate change and associated shifts in the jet stream. The results are reported in the journal Nature Geoscience.


Comment: The multitude of unexpected events and changes that we're witnessing on earth and throughout our solar system clearly shows these climate extremes are part of a much bigger shift, and that the drivers are much greater than CO2: Cosmic climate change: Is the cause of all this extreme weather to be found in outer space?


Recent summer droughts and heatwaves in Europe have had devastating ecological and economic consequences, which will worsen as the global climate continues to warm.


Comment: Note that our planet is not only suffering extreme droughts, extreme flooding is also on the rise, and research shows that both of these patterns have occurred before, and it would appear that they're part of a cycle that is linked to ice ages; however, as revealed in the article, it would appear that, this time, it may be even more severe: And check out SOTT radio's:


Fire

Pacaya volcano in Guatemala erupts sending up ash to 12,000 feet

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Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120.


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