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Half-meter snowdrifts and minus 32°C in Russia

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Russian winter is taking its course. As a place for its presentation, the cold chose the central regions of Yakutia. On October 15, at the Iema weather station, the minimum temperature was −32°C.

In addition to severe night frost, in Yakutia there is a large diurnal variation in temperature. At noon the same day, thermometers showed −13°C.


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Dam collapse at Siberia gold mine after heavy rain kills 15

The dam burst around 2am Moscow time (6am local time), and flooded several dormitories,’ said an Emergencies Ministry statement

The dam burst around 2am Moscow time (6am local time), and flooded several dormitories,’ said an Emergencies Ministry statement
At least 15 people have died and 13 others are missing after a dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia.

The dam, on the Seiba river in the region of Krasnoyarsk, burst after heavy rain on Saturday, flooding cabins where workers lived.

Russia's health ministry said 14 miners were taken to hospital, including three with severe injuries.

A criminal investigation has been opened over allegations the dam violated safety regulations.


Cloud Precipitation

Unprecedented flooding affects 200,000 in South Sudan - double average rainfall for 4 weeks

Two boys pick their way along a flooded road in Maban county, South Sudan.
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Two boys pick their way along a flooded road in Maban county, South Sudan.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Unprecedented heavy flooding in South Sudan's Maban County has affected nearly 200,000 people, including refugees and host population.

Situated in the Upper Nile State, the affected area is home to more than 150,000 refugees from Sudan.

South Sudan is on a gradual path to recovery from six years of civil war and now faces flooding that the region has not witnessed in almost four decades.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, working with its partners and the local authorities is rushing emergency support. People are seeking safety from the flood waters wherever they find dry land, mostly on small islands as unprecedented water levels have submerged vast areas.


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Understanding the sun and its effects on our climate may be the key to avoiding major climate catastrophe

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Climate change is real. However, serious scientific evidence is pointing to a very different causality than most discuss. Climate is a huge subject, an immensely complex one. There is controversy around whether we must implement drastic new taxes on fuels or other measures to reduce or "capture" CO2 to reduce Man-Made Global Warming. So far however, there are strong indications we are ignoring what might be a far greater factor in our climate and in increasing occurrence of severe weather around the world, from hurricanes to volcanic eruptions to earthquakes to severe cold, severe warm and severe rainfall. One causal factor being ignored in all the discussion is what influence solar activity has on our climate. We might well be ignoring this to our peril.

Comment: If Extinction Rebellion and Greta knew the truth about climate change they would see that holidaying locally and walking to work won't make a scrap of a difference.



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Heavy rains trigger floods in Ivory Coast

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Flooding has reached alarming heights in the streets of Yaou, a small town located in the South East of Ivory Coast.

Since Friday heavy rains have killed five people and an extensive damage to properties and businesses.

The country's economic capital is also affected by these floods. Traffic to the east of Abidjan has become difficult as firefighters step up efforts to rescue victims.

Last year, the rainy season, which runs from May to July, resulted in 18 deaths and hundreds of affected families.

Abidjan has 5 million inhabitants, many of whom live in precarious conditions, with uncontrolled construction, often in flood-prone areas.


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28 killed in floods after 8 days of torrential rain in north-eastern Ghana

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At least 28 people have been killed and several others injured following eight days of torrential rains in north-eastern Ghana. Authorities fear the casualty figures could rise.

Some 1,264 houses were partially damaged while another 286 were completely destroyed, they said.

The country's National Disaster Management Organisation has started supplying relief items to the more than 600 people displaced.

"The latest situational report indicates that 28 people have lost their lives in the Upper East region of the republic of Ghana. The rains are still ongoing. We have about 640 people displaced," the agency's spokesman George Ayisi said on Wednesday.


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Family of 4 killed by landslide due to ongoing heavy rains in Kenya

Mourners at the scene of the tragedy where a landslide claimed 4 lives on Friday, October 16, 2019.

Mourners at the scene of the tragedy where a landslide claimed 4 lives on Friday, October 16, 2019.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is in mourning after his area residents succumbed to a landslide.

Murkomen took to social media to send his condolences to the family of Titus Kiptoo on Friday, October 18.

"My condolences to the family of Titus Kiptoo and his wife Lorna together with their children Jepchirchir and Jelimo," the Senate majority leader expressed.

"They were unfortunately killed when their house was swept by a landslide in Tuturung, Marakwet East as a result of the ongoing heavy rains. What a tragedy! Pole sana (Sincere condolences)," he added.

Reports indicated that the family was buried by the debris and recovery efforts commenced on Friday morning, October 18.


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State of Emergency: Vital oil pipeline shuttered by snow storms in Canada

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TC Energy, formerly known as TransCanada, has declared force majeure on the Keystone oil pipeline after a snow storm in Manitoba disrupted operations, Reuters reports, citing a confirmation from the pipeline operator.

"Due to the recent storm in Manitoba over the weekend, we did declare force majeure as the province declared a state of emergency. We are currently operating at reduced flows," a spokesperson for TC Energy told Reuters in a statement.

The Keystone pipeline has a capacity to carry 590,000 bpd of Canadian crude to the United States refineries. While it is unclear exactly how much TC Energy had reduced the flow of oil through the pipeline, but Western Canadian Select was down on the news, extending a losing streak.

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Climocentricism

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Climate alarmists believe humans control the climate. This self-infatuation and arrogance is very similar to 500 years ago, when ignorant people believed humans were at the center of the universe.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global grains take massive 14% hit where will our food come from

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Global grain ending stocks are reduced 14% in 2019, Argentina production slashed from 21 to 18.3 million tons, Brazil reducing 3 million tons, Australia now a net wheat importer, USA & Canadian grow zones decimated by two early season blizzards, Ukraine wheat forecast down and somehow we are not warned of imminent price increases in our daily food stuffs. Look at China 50% increase in food inflation through 2019 alone. The rest or the globe is next are you ready?


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