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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Changes hidden in plain sight

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Largest electric jet ever sighted in Puerto Rico resembling canyon wall petroglyphs. Northern Hemisphere melt season comes to an end with Greenland and Arctic sea ice levels well above lows experienced in the early 2000's. Antarctic sea ice above average all S. Hemisphere winter. China's corn imports up 221%, early onset of record cols and snow N. Hemisphere.


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Cyclone Shaheen hits Oman with ferocious winds, killing three

A car is partially submerged on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 3, 2021
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A car is partially submerged on a flooded street as Cyclone Shaheen makes landfall in Muscat Oman, October 3, 2021
Tropical Cyclone Shaheen killed at least three people as it slammed Oman on Sunday with ferocious winds and heavy rain, flooding streets, prompting evacuations from coastal areas and delaying flights to and from the capital, Muscat.

As the cyclone approached, a child who had been swept away by water was found dead, the state news agency said, and another person was missing. Two Asian workers were killed when a hill collapsed on their housing area in an industrial zone, the state news agency reported.

When its eye crossed land, the cyclone was carrying winds of between 120 and 150 km per hour (75-93 mph), Omani authorities said. It was throwing up waves of up to 10 metres (32 feet).


Cloud Precipitation

500,000 evacuate floods in West Bengal, India - 11 dead - 400mm (15.7 inches) of rain in 24 hours

Buildings flooded in Howrah on Friday following the release of water by the DVC.
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Buildings flooded in Howrah on Friday following the release of water by the DVC.
Disaster authorities report that more than 500,000 people have evacuated their homes after severe flooding in the state of West Bengal, eastern India.

According to a report of 02 October 2021 from India's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), flooding has affected more than 2.6 million people across the districts of Purba Medinipur, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Jhargram, Bankura, Purulia, Paschim Bardhaman, Purba Baddhaman, Hooghly, Howrah, Kolkata and Birbhum.

Many of those affected have evacuated their homes. NERC reported that at least 500,000 people displaced and 1,100 emergency relief camps have been set up. Local media reported 11 fatalities since 30 September including 3 in Hooghly and 5 in Bankura. Flooding has also caused extensive damage to crops, in particular rice.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 in Jamalpur, Bangladesh

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Three people were killed by lightning in Purbakandarchar village of Chargoalini in Jamalpur on Sunday (October 3).

The deceased were known as Sundar Ali Sardar, 65, his grandson Rafiq Sardar, 14 and Mosharraf Hossain, 39.

Upazila project implementation officer Mehedi Hasan Titu said, Sundar Ali and his grandson were struck by lightning when they were working in a paddy field during rain.

Later, locals took them to upazila health complex where duty doctor declared them dead.

Meanwhile, a thunderbolt struck Mosharraf Hossain in the district, leaving him critically injured. Later, he was sent to Jamalpur General Hospital but he died on the way to the hospital.

Upazila health and family planning officer Dr. AM Abu Taher confirmed the matter.

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Huge waterspout hits the coast of Corsica, France on October 2

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A huge water tornado has been reported near L'Île-Rousse, Corsica, France.


Cloud Lightning

Lightning strike kills 3 construction workers in Punjab, India

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Three construction workers died while one was seriously injured when lightning struck them at Rai Mal Majra village in the Bhadson block of the district. The injured worker is under treatment at Government Rajindra Hospital. The incident took place at 10.30 am. The deceased have been identified as Gurpreet Singh, Laal Singh and Gulzar Singh.

It has been learnt that workers were working at a brick-kiln at Rai Mal Majri village when lightning struck them. Harwinder Singh, the owner of the brick kiln, said he took the injured to the Health Centre after the incident. "It is a very shocking incident. I am trying my best to help the injured," said the owner.

Sukhdev Singh, Station House Officer, Bhadson, said the post-mortem would be conducted and bodies would be handed over to family members. Raj Kumar, state president, Democratic MGNREGA Front, said the government should provide compensation to the family members of the deceased. Besides, the government should ensure proper treatment of the injured worker.

Congress MLA from Nabha Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said, "All the deceased belonged to poor families. I will personally request the state government to provide compensation at the earliest."

Attention

Sabancaya Volcano in Peru spews continuous ash emissions to 24,000 ft

Sabancaya Volcano
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 and is moving at 15 kts in N direction.


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Windsock

Sandstorm in southeastern Iran disrupts visibility and traffic

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Head of the state meteorological office in Sistan and Baluchestan announced on Monday morning, that a sand storm with a speed of 112 kilometers per hour hit Zabul in the north of the province, reducing visibility to 300 meters.

"Dust from the storm in the northern part of the province is expected to gradually penetrate into some eastern and central parts of the province, reducing visibility as well as air quality," Mohsen Heydari told state-run ISNA news agency. According to a report, the sandstorm has disrupted traffic on the northern roads of the province, and in particular the Zahedan-Zabul freeway.


Red Flag

Largest underwater eruption makes new volcano bigger than Empire State Building

A stock photo showing lava pouring
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A stock photo showing lava pouring into the ocean at Kīlauea Volcanic eruption in Hawaii on the Big Island, unrelated to the underwater volcano. Scientists have recorded the largest underwater volcanic eruption of lava, which created a new volcano on the seafloor in the Indian Ocean.
The largest underwater eruption ever recorded has created a volcano on the seafloor that is 2,690 feet tall.

The volcano, which is twice as tall as the Empire State Building, was not present off the eastern coast of the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean before an earthquake shook the island 2018.

The underwater seismic event generated over 11,000 detectable earthquakes in what the authors of a Nature paper documenting it describes as a "major magmatic event." The event, which caused the deformation of the seafloor was so great it was registered beyond the Indian Ocean and around the globe.

"Volcanic eruptions shape Earth's surface and provide a window into deep Earth processes," the authors said. "This is the largest active submarine eruption ever documented."

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Hundreds of birds suddenly drop dead from the sky in cemetery on Bali, Indonesia

Hundreds of dead sparrows have been found dead in a cemetery
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Hundreds of dead sparrows have been found dead in a cemetery
On September 9, 2021, footage was released of hundreds of sparrows falling from the sky and dying in Bali's Gianyar regency, with authorities initially dumbfounded by the whole situation.

The incident occurred in a cemetery, and was recorded by a local who could be heard being extremely puzzled at the sight of hundreds of dead (or nearly dead) avians on the ground.

Reports coming from the area indicated that the mass die-off happened immediately after a period of rainfall and heavy wind, and some social portals even guessed that it was the weather conditions that had caused the phenomenon.