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Woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her car

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© Galina Ershova
Woman survives spectacular double lighting strike on her Toyota.
Video shows how RAV4 is hit twice, sparking huge flashes, paralysing the vehicle.

Driver Galina Ershova, 41, a circus artiste, recorded the alarming lightning strikes on her dash cam.

The bright streaks are seen hitting the car in front driven by Anna Nakaznykh, in her 40s, a Siberian railways employee.

'I was blinded for a split second, I grabbed the steering wheel with a death grip,' said Galina as she watched the strikes.'

'It happened so quickly.'

Comment: Check out the stories below for an idea of just how radically the behaviour of lightning, as we've come to know it, is changing: And for an idea of why this is happening, check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


Three hunters injured in two grizzly bear attacks in the Gravelly Mountains, Montana

On the same day and in the same area, three hunters in Montana were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks, state wildlife officials said.

Officials have not determined if the same animal was involved in both attacks this week in the Gravelly Mountains, which are southwest of Bozeman. The three hunters suffered injuries described as moderate to severe.

A grizzly charged two male hunters around 7:30 a.m. Monday before they were able to drive away the animal, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks said in a statement Tuesday.

Hours later, a third hunter was injured by a bear in the same general area when the animal attacked about 6:30 p.m., the department said. In that case, a second hunter was unharmed before the pair drove the bear away.

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Lightning strikes kill 10 people and 147 sheep in Uttar Pradesh, India

Lightning claimed as many as ten lives in east UP districts, while several other suffered burn injuries in separate incidents on Tuesday. In Sonebhadra, 147 sheep were also killed in lightning strikes.

Spells of thunderstorm had started hitting the region in the wee hours. Initially, the areas of Sonebhadra and Azamgarh were hit, while Varanasi too felt the effects in the afternoon.

In Varanasi, Sumitra Patel (40) of Sattanpur village and Sanju Gupta (35) of Sihorva village were killed by lightning, said ADM (finance and revenue) and nodal officer (natural disaster) Satish Pal. Three children in these villages also suffered injuries and were rushed to trauma centre of BHU. Besides, Sima Pal (30) of Kumbhapur village in Badagaon area also died in lightning strike while grazing her cow in fields with her two sons. Both boys also suffered injuries.


Even more fraud from The Union of Concerned Scientists

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I've called out the Union of Concerned Scientists over their climate fraud many times, bu they keep ramping it up. They have a new report out about Midwest heat, intended to scare children. In this video I show how everything they claim is the exact opposite of reality.


Wounded Michael Mann lashes out

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Ever since I exposed Michael Mann's heatwave malfeasance he has been on a Twitter rampage. He is grossly misrepresenting my statements, just like he does with his junk science and proxy records. He also has me blocked, so that I can't respond. Please post this video on his twitter feed, because I can't.


'This is not a drill': First snow of the season on Whistler summit in British Columbia

A still image from web cam video shows snow on Whistler Blackcomb's 7th Heaven summit.

A still image from web cam video shows snow on Whistler Blackcomb's 7th Heaven summit.
We're still a few days from the start of fall, but already some parts of the province have seen a dose of winter weather.

A time-lapse video posted to Instagram showed clouds encroaching on a peak at Whistler Blackcomb Tuesday.

"This is not a drill," the ski resort posted, saying it was the first snowfall of the season on its 7th Heaven summit.


Colossal waterspout filmed in southwest China

A huge waterspout appeared in Beihai City of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Tuesday, lasting around 10 minutes with rare footage being shot at the local Yintan, or Silver Beach.

The video shows the evolution of the waterspout as it goes from wandering the beach and swirling dust, stones and debris, to becoming a colossal water column twisting and connecting the sea and the sky.

The rare phenomenon is caused by a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist. It can also be known as a "water dragon". In general, a waterspout moves in a straight line with an average speed of about 50 kilometers an hour, according to meteorologists.


Summer snow comes to Lapland in Finland

Reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba captured the first snowfall on Wednesday.
© Per-Antti Labba
Reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba captured the first snowfall on Wednesday.
The first snow of the season fell in Finland's northwestern arm on Wednesday morning, from the village of Karesuvanto in Enontekiö to the nearby fells, where reindeer herder Per-Antti Labba was looking after his livestock.

"It's snowed a few centimetres. It's foggy, cloudy and cold," he told Yle after sending in the above photo.

For local herders, the date of the first snowfall came as no surprise.

"It often snows for the first time exactly during this week of September in the northwestern fells. The snow will still melt many times before the real winter arrives, though," says Labba.

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Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Bihar, India

At least 18 people were killed in Bihar in lightning strikes during heavy rainfall since Tuesday, officials said here on Wednesday.

According to the Bihar Disaster Management Department, lightning claimed altogether 18 lives with Gaya and Kaimur accounting for three casualties each, followed by Patna, Bhojpur, East Champaran, Siwan and Arwal (two each) and Katihar and Jehanabad districts (one each).

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the state since Tuesday afternoon, which continued till the early hours of Wednesday.


Strong explosion at Sakurajima volcano, Japan


Sakurajima erupts
Sakurajima in Japan has been quiet for quite a while until today. An extremely large, long-lasting eruption. Lots of ash.