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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Beijing July snow, gold scarcity & unusual Arctic events

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Summer snow in Beijing shocks the country as the worst flooding in 400 years submerges the central crop growing and grain storage areas, leading to a food crisis inbound.

U.S Mint reduces to almost nothing available sales of gold and silver and the 2nd lowest pressure reading for a cyclonic low in the Arctic ever recorded. The cosmic egg and dragon streamers return.


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Cloud Lightning

Couple killed by lightning strike in Myanmar (Burma) - 62 such fatalities in first 5 months of 2020

Most of the victims were farmers who were struck while out in the fields, or fishing in rivers or creeks.

Most of the victims were farmers who were struck while out in the fields, or fishing in rivers or creeks.
A couple, who were the caretakers of a cable car at a mountain resort in Kayin state, were found dead after they were allegedly struck by lightning.

According to reports in the Myanmar Times, rescuer U Yu Waing said the couple were found dead outside the cable car depot in Mount Zwekabin in Hpa-an township.

He said the woman was five months' pregnant and was found with blisters on her hands.

The victims were discovered by workers from the cable car depot. They were found several metres apart.

Boat

Decline of bees, other pollinators threatens US crop yields

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Largest study of its kind highlights risk to global food security

Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by a lack of pollinators, according to Rutgers-led research, the most comprehensive study of its kind to date.

Most of the world's crops depend on honeybees and wild bees for pollination, so declines in both managed and wild bee populations raise concerns about food security, notes the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

"We found that many crops are pollination-limited, meaning crop production would be higher if crop flowers received more pollination. We also found that honey bees and wild bees provided similar amounts of pollination overall," said senior author Rachael Winfree, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. "Managing habitat for native bee species and/or stocking more honey bees would boost pollination levels and could increase crop production."

Attention

Bear kills man clearing a trail near Hope, Alaska

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A man died in a bear attack Wednesday night that occurred off a trail near his property in the Hope area on the Kenai Peninsula, officials said Thursday.

Alaska State Troopers were notified at 10:07 p.m. of the mauling, the agency said in a report early Thursday.

The man had been clearing a trail on Chugach National Forest land about a mile behind his property off Mile 8 of the Hope Highway, troopers said. The property is near the 19th-century mining town of Sunrise City, with a population of 12.

"His wife became concerned when he was overdue, and their dog, which had been with him, returned home alone," troopers said.

The man's wounds were consistent with a bear attack, troopers said.

Cloud Precipitation

Storm Isaías leaves nearly 500,000 without electricity in Puerto Rico - flooding and landslides also hit the island

Streets in some neighborhoods were inundated with water

Streets in some neighborhoods were inundated with water
Almost half a million people are without electricity in Puerto Rico due to the passage of the Isaías storm, which has also caused landslides, floods and has left some roads, most of them in the interior of the island, cut by the fall of power lines and/or vegetation, all in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tropical storm Isaías this Thursday put his finger on the weak electrical system of Puerto Rico, which according to the main union, the Union of Workers of the Electricity and Irrigation Industry (UTIER), has left "about half a million" ( 431,568) without electricity and according to PREPA, 27% of the 1.5 million subscribers that the island's main electricity company has.

Most have been without light since this morning in the heat of the storm, mostly due to the fall of the power line by winds with gusts of up to 56 miles per hour (90.12 kilometers per hour) that have been reached according to registers.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Grand Solar Minimum safe country and our repeating civilization cycle

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The Republic of Georgia with the longest culture of wine making n the planet of about 8000 years is sandwiched in a micro-climate between the Black and Caspian Seas. The world is riddled with underground cities, monasteries and dolmens, Georgia is no exception. The literature says the digging of cave passageways was 600AD, but it appears to be far older. As well three mile long 100 foot walls surrounding cities of old in China. What was being protected and what were our ancestors hiding form in the skies?


Comment: For more on the ancient knowledge and recent revelations about our planet's history with cyclical catastrophes, check out:


Bizarro Earth

Massive sinkhole suddenly swallows two people walking down street in China

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Footage shows the two female residents walking on the footpath next to a busy road before tumbling into the deep pit as the pavement ripped in half in Chongqing on Monday
Shocking footage shows the two female residents walking on the footpath next to a main road before tumbling into the deep pit as the pavement ripped in half in Chongqing.

Both women survived the accident with minor injuries after being rescued by firefighters, according to reports.

Shocking footage shows the two female residents walking on the footpath next to a busy road before tumbling into the deep pit as the pavement ripped in half in Chongqing on Monday

Officials believed that the collapse was caused by a landslide due to recent heavy rain in the region, reported Chinese media. A further investigation is said to be underway.

Sun

Temperature extremes: Baghdad, Iraq hits 125°F, shattering all-record - Damascus, Syria hits record 114.8

Crushing heatwave setting records in the Middle East

Crushing heatwave setting records in the Middle East
On Wednesday, Baghdad followed up with a temperature of 124 degrees, its second highest temperature on record. On Monday, it had reached 123 degrees.

The crippling heat forced many residents indoors, and street sellers had to seek whatever shade they could find. With the state electricity grid failing, many households were relying on generators to power fridges, fans or air conditioning units, the machines adding a guttural hum to the city's already-noisy streets.

Two protesters were shot dead by security forces Monday during demonstrations over a lack of electricity and basic services amid the heatwave.

In nearby Lebanon, where a nationwide electricity crisis has left much of the country with less than three hours of state-provided power per day, the cost of a generator had doubled, leaving many households to go without.

Weather records expert Maximiliano Herrera tweeted that a location about 30 miles east of Beirut registered Lebanon's highest temperature on record Tuesday, 113.7 degrees (45.4 Celsius), while additional locations in Iraq and Saudi Arabia also set records.

Umbrella

Heavy rains flood western Georgian regions washing away roads and bridges

Flood damages roads in Racha. 29 July, 2020
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Flood damages roads in Racha. 29 July, 2020
Heavy rainfall caused flooding in a number of municipalities in western Georgia.

Upper Racha province was hit worst, with a dozen villages in Oni municipality with their 2,000 inhabitants being cut off from the rest of the world, said Archil Japaridze, the Governor of Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region.

The Roads Department noted that the flood in Racha damaged 10 bridges and eight sections of central Kutaisi-Alpana-Mamisoni pass road. The flood caused power outages in the said 12 villages, while 400 families were left without water supply.


Attention

10 dead whales found on Indonesian beach, one saved by locals

Locals rushed to push an eleventh member of the stricken pod across the baking sands and back into the ocean Handout Indonesian nature conservation agency
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Locals rushed to push an eleventh member of the stricken pod across the baking sands and back into the ocean Handout Indonesian nature conservation agency
Ten whales were found dead on an Indonesian beach Thursday, officials said, with images showing locals rushing to push a still-living member of the stricken pod back into the sea.

The marine mammals, ranging from 2-6 metres (6.5-20 feet) in length, were found in the remote province of East Nusa Tenggara, the head of the region's water conservation agency Ikram Sangadji told AFP.

Footage showed a group of around 10 men struggling to push an eleventh member of the pod across the baking sands and back into the ocean.

They eventually managed to get the creature -- which was scarred with deep cuts -- into the water, and it appeared to swim off by itself, prompting loud cheers from the group.