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Rare flooding in Baghdad after heavy rains hit Iraq

Iraqi children cross a flooded street in the Iraqi
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Iraqi children cross a flooded street in the Iraqi capital Baghdad after heavy rains, on Dec. 24, 2022. (AFP)
Municipality workers in Baghdad on Saturday worked to pump water out of flooded roads after torrential rains hit several areas in Iraq, the state-run Iraq News Agency reported.

The municipality said it has fully mobilized all its workers and was working at maximum capacity to drain the rainwater throughout the capital, in joint cooperation with a government team, the Ministry of Interior, and the Civil Defense.

Municipality spokesman Mohammed Al-Rubaie said the intensity of the rain has doubled in the last 45 days and the meteorology directorate announced that it is falling at a rate of 70 millimeters per hour.

"It is rare for the capital, Baghdad, to be exposed to such an amount of rain," he said.



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Winter waterspout filmed in Long Beach, New York

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A News 12 viewer sent in video of a waterspout in Long Beach Saturday afternoon.

Storm Watch Team Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo says that most people don't think about waterspouts in the winter, but the right dynamics happened for it to occur.

Garofalo says it's not a severe weather event to happen, but it's not something most people expect to see on Christmas Eve day.


Snowflake Cold

No evidence for BBC claim that Churchill, Canada is simply getting too warm for polar bears

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Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford says that, contrary to the claims of environmental activists, polar bears are currently thriving and are at no risk of extinction from climate change.
Another pronouncement from conservation activists at Polar Bears International taken without a single check of facts makes the BBC look ineffective and gullible.

The photo above of a 'green dot' bear was taken 10 November 2022 by a Churchill resident. Bears released from the 'polar bear jail' when there is enough sea ice for them to resume hunting are marked with a green dot.

From a BBC article today (18 December 2022), 'Canada's polar-bear capital Churchill warms too fast for bears':

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Climate change causes ice ages too

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Right after it happens: scientists discover Climate Change *may* cause extreme cold

Today, just in time for the Big US Freeze comes the soft sell junk science stories suggesting that Global Warming is responsible.

In ten years time, if the world cools, and the thermometer adjustments can't hide the frosts, the snow, and the cherries that don't ripen, don't think for a minute that the climate modeling Gods, the banker cartels, or the Church of Carbon will admit they were wrong. The bait and switch will go where-ever the weather does, and if we get an ice age, well carbon emissions will have caused that too.

The "climate fear" message just needs some tweaking and here it comes: Man-made CO2 warms the air but apparently it also shifts the jet streams which causes all that hot air in the Arctic to rush south and freeze Florida. But in 2008 the climate experts said the opposite. Back then climate change was causing jet streams to move towards the poles, "which fitted the predictions of climate models". See how it works? They can never be wrong.

One day the increased snow will keep the northern reaches permanently iced over, and next thing you know the Little Ice Age is back, and it's all because you didn't catch the bus. Climate change will cause ice ages.

Research suggests all sorts of things to suggestive people:
Scientists say Arctic warming could be to blame for blasts of extreme cold

Research suggests that climate change is altering the jet stream, pushing frigid air down to southern climes more frequently. But the scientific jury is still out.

By Scott Dance, The Washington Post
Notice how they start "the data is clear", as if they have any respectable verification of anything at all:
The data is clear: Rising global temperatures mean winters are getting milder, on average, and the sort of record-setting cold that spanned the country Friday is becoming rarer. But at the same time, global warming may be altering atmospheric patterns and pushing harsh outbreaks of polar air to normally moderate climates, according to scientists who are actively debating the link.

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Rare snownado caught on camera near Pocatello, Idaho

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This Snownado, also known as a Snow Devil, was caught on camera by a staff member of the Idaho Transportation Department.

This is a rare phenomenon, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Read More: https://www.yaktrinews.com/snownado-s...


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Stray dogs maul 10 women to death over 2 months in a district of Bihar, India

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Three special shooters from Patna ended the terror streak of 12 barbaric dogs who have killed and attacked over a dozen women in the Begusarai district.

Authorities took this stringent action after stray dogs mauled 4 women to death in the month of December alone.

For the operation that will be continued further, a specialized team of 3 sharpshooters was called from Patna to encounter 10 of these barbaric dogs.

Since last month, villagers in the Pachchwara district were living in constant fear of dog attacks. A total of 10 women were mauled to death by dogs and a dozen others were injured.

Last week in Kadarabad Chaur, a 55-year-old woman named Kanti Devi was mauled to death by a pack of street dogs when she went to pick grass. When she didn't return home, her son went to look for her and witnessed the gruesome sight of 10 dogs feasting over her body.

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Dead 30-foot humpback whale washes up on Jersey Shore beach - 3rd in 18 days

A deceased 30-foot humpback whale

A deceased 30-foot humpback whale washed up on an Atlantic City beach near Chelsea Ave Friday morning. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine determined that the whale was female and a little older than juvenile.
A dead 30-foot, female humpback whale washed ashore on a beach in New Jersey Friday morning amid harsh surf conditions.

An Atlantic City woman made a call to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine around 7:40 a.m. and reported that she spotted the deceased whale from her nearby high-rise apartment, according to officials.

The 25-ton whale was located near Chelsea Avenue in Atlantic City when the marine mammal response team made it to the beach around 9 a.m.


Comment: Another dead whale washes up at the New Jersey shore - 2nd within a week


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Winter bomb cyclone to bring freezing temps across US, right down to Florida

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© Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle
A bomb cyclone is expected to sweep the Midwest as temperatures will drop to near record lows in unlikely areas of the country, including the Sunshine State.

The blizzard will turn into a "bomb cyclone" as it sweeps the Midwest and Great Lakes region of the U.S. "Bomb cyclone" comes from the term "bombogenesis," which is used to describe the phenomenon of a storm's central pressure dropping at least 24 millibars in a 24 hour time period, according to Fox Weather.

The Weather Channel, specifically, warns of "rapid intensification possible in the Midwest beginning Thursday evening":

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Flash floods sweep Makkah, Saudi Arabia as Jeddah braced for downpours

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Weather warnings issued in both Saudi cities

Umrah pilgrims to Makkah were greeted by thunderstorms and flooding on Friday as Jeddah braced for heavy rain.

Videos on social media showed downpours flooding buildings in Makkah and washing away cars in Saudi Arabia's holiest city.


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Cold weather waterspout on Lake Okanagan, British Columbia

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"This is the first time seeing anything like this on the lake," said Doug Obst, who has been living at McKinley Landing for over 3 years.

"I could see this funnel cloud thing as I was looking down to the lake."

Obst shared his video with Castanet and said "it looked like there was a lot of what might be steam coming from the water maybe because it's so cold outside."