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High bird deaths likely due to cold weather and starvation in Campbellton, Canada

Campbellton bird death
© Geniva Anderson
In Campbellton and surrounding areas, birds are flying into windows, cars and fences and then dying.
Campbellton, N.B., resident Geniva Anderson says she's found four dead birds in the past two days.

"We've been having a problem where little birds would fly into our window, into our cars," Anderson said. "Even if the vehicles were parked they'd fly into them, and they'd fly into our fence.

"Some do survive and then they're kind of knocked out for a little bit, but some die. They just don't make it."

Anderson said birds began "dropping like flies" earlier this week in Campbellton and surrounding areas.

Comment: As the resident and expert refer to in the interview, it has been unseasonably cold and so it is possible that the birds are starving : Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills two giraffes at a popular Florida attraction

The Lion Country Safari posted on their Facebook page that two giraffes , Lily and Jioni, were killed in a lightning strike.

The Lion Country Safari posted on their Facebook page that two giraffes , Lily and Jioni, were killed in a lightning strike.
A drive-through Florida safari park confirmed Tuesday that two giraffes were killed instantly by lightning last month.

On May 3, Lily and Jioni, two of 18 giraffes in Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, were in their pasture when a sudden thunderstorm rolled through.

The attraction did not share the news earlier out of respect for mourning the animals and because pathology tests needed to be completed, according to its Facebook page.

Spokesperson Haley Passeser told CNN affiliate WPBF that the facility has a lightning detection system. Workers operated standard protocol and opened the animal shelter area when the storm was passing through. But they cannot make the animals seek shelter.

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Infrastructure already can't cope with Grand Solar Minimum intensification

Snow in Superior by Highway 36 after daybreak
© CBS
Denver sees biggest late May snow in 44 years
Long before we get to the most intense effects of the Grand Solar Minimum around 2028, our modern infrastructure is already having a difficult time coping. Denver International Airport brought to a standstill from a Summer, "Winter Storm", highways and bridges washed away in biggest floods ever across America, farm machinery unable to cope with muddy fields disappearing into quicksand grow zones and these are events in May/June 2019. Where do we go from here to prepare our societies for the coming changes. Plus a look at gargoyles in metal detectors at Denver International Airport.


Cloud Precipitation

Deadly floods hit Yemen after torrential rain

flood
Strong winds, heavy rain and flash floods hit several parts of Yemen from 08 June, 2019, causing major damages and at least 3 deaths.

Yemen Meteorological Services reported that Aden saw 77mm of rain on 08 June, with most of that total falling in a 3 hour period. Satellite images showed rainfall rates of up to 35mm per hour at 14:00 UTC on 08 June in southern and western areas of the country. Further severe weather warnings have been issued.

Houses and roads in Aden were submerged. In rural areas, runoff swept down hillsides, turning wadis into raging rivers and swamping crops and roads.


Snowflake

June snowfall in the mountains of northern Spain

SNOW
© Refugio Collado Jermoso
Minimums were below zero in parts of central and northern Spain over the weekend

As the middle of June approaches it is safe to say that summer weather is practically guaranteed for the next three months along the Mediterranean coast of Spain and in southern inland areas, but in fact the onset of summer is a little later this year than in recent years and in the north of the country the conditions are still distinctly wintery.


Hardhat

Tar and natural gas bubble up through streets near La Brea tar pits

la brea tar pit gas street
© CBS
A large puddle of tar encroached on the sidewalk and natural gas appeared to rise from the street of the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles Friday.

CBSLA's Brittany Hopper was standing near the puddle located across the street from The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, a national natural landmark where tar has been seeping up from the ground for tens of thousands of years.

When CBSLA reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department, they said they were unaware of the situation.

The Page Museum, who reportedly runs the tar pits, has not been in contact regarding the situation.

As of Saturday morning, it was unclear if and when crews would begin to stop the tar from seeping out further.

Comment: It's notable that the area has been experiencing other phenomena that may just be connected: California and Nevada have experienced 240 earthquakes over 24 hours

See also: Sinkholes: The groundbreaking truth


Cloud Precipitation

Giant hailstones hit Munich and Bavaria as storms continue across Germany

The hail caused damage to shop fronts, buildings
© DPA
The hail caused damage to shop fronts, buildings and cars in Munich and the surrounding area.
Hailstones as big as tennis balls hammered the Munich area on Monday as a series of thunderstorms lashed parts of Germany.

Several people were injured, including a seven-year-old, during a hailstorm in the southern German state of Bavaria on Monday.

Houses and cars were damaged by the hail, which meteorologists said were about six centimetres in size. Locals took to social networking sites to post videos and pictures of the extreme weather.

It came during a day of torrential rain and storms across Germany which caused flooding and disruption during the public holiday.


Seismograph

'Since when does Ohio get earthquakes?' Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes near Cleveland

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Cleveland, Ohio
© USGS
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday morning.
An earthquake was recorded in northeastern Ohio on Monday morning. The preliminary magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered just north of Eastlake, Ohio, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

There were no reports immediately of damage. A magnitude 4 earthquake can cause light to moderate damage.

The USGS is collecting responses from people who felt the tremors. Over 8,000 people reported feeling the earthquake so far. The majority of reports rate the intensity as weak to light, USGS reports.

The event occurred in a region that is not typically associated with high seismic activity, and many resident contacted local emergency officials after the shake. The City of Mentor said that the dispatch is "overwhelmed with 911 calls," but that they "are waiting for the experts to affirm what was probably an earthquake here."

"Please don't cal 911 unless you are having an emergency," the City of Mentor said in a tweet.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) captured the earthquake on multiple traffic cams.


Info

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Trial of the century classifying a Grand Solar Minimum

Kids want climate justice
© Lorie Shaull
New litigation in Australia will require companies to create risk assessments for climate change and how companies are going to respond to the changing climate. This will give a chance to risk assess the Grand Solar Minimum or CO2, both will be acceptable as the wording is not clear on what risk for the planet or companies operating. The new laws are targeting company officers and governments themselves, at least it can be an A or B choice.


Bug

'Worst invasion in 60 years': Huge plague of locusts wreak havoc on Italy's island of Sardinia

Locust
© BBC (stock photo)

A huge plague of locusts is wreaking havoc on the Italian island of Sardinia in the worst insect invasion in more than 60 years, local media report.

Large swarms are destroying crops and invading homes in Ottana and Orani in the central province of Nuoro. More than 2,000 hectares of farmland has been destroyed by "blankets" of the insects, reports said.

The locust invasion has been linked to a recent rise in temperatures after months of cooler weather on the island. "There are millions in the countryside," the Italian farmers' association Coldiretti warned in a statement on Monday.

"The locusts emerge on uncultivated land, but then they go to cultivated land to eat," the group said, adding that there was little that could now be done to remedy the situation.

At least 12 farms have been affected, with animal grazing pastures ruined and "little left to harvest", Italy's La Stampa newspaper reported.