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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The real story of Greenland ice melt June 2019

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So many newspapers across the planet writing about unprecedented Greenland Ice Melt and the lowest ever Arctic Sea Ice. Lets delve into each of these claims by the main stream publications and how close to reality they are factually, or is it a cycle we are seeing in the climate.


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Attention

Second strong earthquake (magnitude 6.6) hits Kermadec Islands - third for the region within 8 hours

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The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has cleared New Zealand of a second tsunami threat following another earthquake near the Kermadec Islands.

The region was rocked by a second earthquake a short time ago which registered magnitude 6.6 following a magnitude 7.0 at 10.55am.

The second earthquake struck shortly before 5.30pm.

"There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the M6.6 Kermadec Islands region earthquake," MCDEM said on Twitter.

Comment: Details of the other two: Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga

New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands


Attention

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts firing ash to 32,000 feet (9.8 KM)

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Mexico's Popocatépetl continued its eruptive uptick in style at 15:40 UTC on June 14, with a strong Vulcanian-Type Explosion — one of the volcano's largest eruptions in years.

The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington has warned of a thick ash column rising to at least 32,000 feet (9.8 km) a.s.l. and moving in a NE direction at 30-35 kts .

Particulates ejected to altitudes above 32,800 feet (10km) or FL328 —and into the stratosphere— have a direct cooling effect on the planet.

Twitter was quickly clogged with awesome photos and footage:



Cloud Precipitation

Violent storm batters parts of Switzerland

A police speedboat rescues a boat capsized after a massive storm during the Bol d'Or sailing race on Lake Geneva.
© Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
A police speedboat rescues a boat capsized after a massive storm during the Bol d'Or sailing race on Lake Geneva.
A woman has drowned in Lake Geneva when her sightseeing boat sank as a violent storm battered parts of Switzerland on Saturday, police said.

A man who was in the same boat was able to swim to another vessel from where he fired "two flares", Joanna Matta, police spokeswoman for the canton (region) of Geneva, told AFP.

The man told officers that the woman had been "passing through Geneva" and that the storm had taken them "by surprise", Matta said.

Three police boats and emergency services rushed to the scene. Police divers later retrieved the woman's body from the lake.



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Strong shallow 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes NE of Tonga

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday centred 97km north-east of Ohonua, on the Pacific island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit at 2156 GMT on Saturday with an epicentre depth of 10km, the US global quake monitor said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued no alerts, and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The reported epicentre lies within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of regular seismic activity.

In February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea killed 150 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings.

Source: AFP

Comment: An hour later in the same region of the Pacific ocean: New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands


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New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.2 tremor strikes Kermadec Islands

New Zealand quake
© Rappler
The Ministry of Civil Defence Management and GNS Science in New Zealand are currently investigating the possibility of a tsunami hitting the country following the colossal quake.

The earthquake hit the Kermadec Islands, approximately 620 miles northeast of New Zealand. The colossal quake hit at 11.54pm BST (11.54am local time) according to the USGS.

The New Zealand Civil Defense released a statement saying: "We are assessing whether the M7.4 Kermadec Islands region earthquake poses any tsunami threat to New Zealand.

"If a tsunami has been generated it is not likely to arrive in New Zealand for at least two hours."

The USGS reported that the quake had a depth of 21 miles.

The epicentre was around 93 miles (150km) from L'Esperance rock halfway between New Zealand and Tongo.

Cloud Precipitation

The US just witnessed its 12 wettest months in 125 years, and the floods keep coming

People gather in downtown Alton, Ill. on Saturday as the Mississippi River there reached a level of 39 feet
© David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP
People gather in downtown Alton, Ill. on Saturday as the Mississippi River there reached a level of 39 feet. The red line under the American flag painted on the grain silos represents the high-water mark of 42.72 feet, recorded in 1993.
Flooding swamped parts of the Southeast over the weekend, with as much as a foot of rain falling in western North Carolina. At the same time, the Mississippi River continued its long-lasting assault on communities along its banks. Near St. Louis, the crest over the weekend was the second-highest on record.

Just the latest high-water news, during what has seemed like a never-ending parade of storms.

During May, a stormy pattern, headlined by widespread flooding in the nation's heartland and a two-week swarm of tornadoes, boosted the nationally averaged precipitation to the second-highest level on record for the month. The 4.41 inches recorded was 1.5 inches above normal, trailing only May 2015′s 4.44 inches, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The substantial May total helped pushed the most recent 12-month output for the Lower 48 states to the highest level in 125 years of record-keeping (since 1895): 37.68 inches. It easily topped the previous record 12-month total of 36.20 inches set just last month.

Comment: A Global Food Disaster is in The Making


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Noctilucent clouds light up night skies over the Netherlands

This is a good time of year to look up at the sky after sunset and before sunrise. Around the start of the astronomical summer on June 21st, there is a good chance that you will encounter the weather phenomenon noctilucent clouds.

The shiny clouds could be seen all over the Netherlands on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
NLCs over The Netherlands
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Noctilucent clouds over Uithoorn, Netherlands.
Noctilucent clouds are created by tiny ice crystals forming on dust particles. "When the sun is down for us and it gets dark, the clouds are still lit by the sun. This makes it look like these clouds are shining in the dark", Weerplaza writes about the phenomenon. Because it is often quite windy in the Netherlands this time of year, the glowing clouds may also look like they're dancing, according to the weather service.

Shining clouds are a quite rare phenomenon, only appearing a few days in the year. If you missed it last night, there is still a chance of noctilucent clouds in the coming weeks.


Comment: See also:


Bizarro Earth

'Frightening' number of plants have gone extinct according to recent global survey

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© Kew Gardens
“Plants underpin all life on Earth. They provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, as well as making up the backbone of the world’s ecosystems – so plant extinction is bad news for all species.”
Human destruction of the living world is causing a "frightening" number of plant extinctions, according to scientists who have completed the first global analysis of the issue.

They found 571 species had definitely been wiped out since 1750 but with knowledge of many plant species still very limited the true number is likely to be much higher. The researchers said the plant extinction rate was 500 times greater now than before the industrial revolution, and this was also likely to be an underestimate.

"Plants underpin all life on Earth," said Dr Eimear Nic Lughadha, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, who was part of the team. "They provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat, as well as making up the backbone of the world's ecosystems - so plant extinction is bad news for all species."

The number of plants that have disappeared from the wild is more than twice the number of extinct birds, mammals and amphibians combined. The new figure is also four times the number of extinct plants recorded in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Comment: Many signs point to the fact that the earth is of undergoing another extinction event, which appears to be part of a natural cyclic process. What's obscene is that the media uses such studies to persuade people to adopt ludicrous 'climate change' and other 'progressive' agendas by putting ALL the blame on human activities. More on this and other extinction events:


Cloud Precipitation

Heavy rains leave at least 7 dead in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil

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At least seven people died and three others were missing after heavy rains pounded Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernaumbuco, firefighters said on Friday.

Five of the deaths were caused by a landslide that buried four houses in the town of Camaragibe, on the outskirts of Recife.

In the municipality of Jabotao dos Guararapes, which is part of the Recife metro area, a teenager died due to another landslide, and a woman was found dead inside a car submerged in water in a tunnel in Recife.